Monday, November 30, 2015

Darth Vader #12

Wrapping up the series' second arc, Darth Vader is able to turn events to his advantage and convince Imperial Inspector Thanoth to ignore some thief who stole a few credits from the Empire and focus the fleet's attention on the threat of the rebel group operating on the Outer Rim known as the Plasma Devils. Once again the Dark Lord of the Sith narrowly avoids Aphra's apprehension along with any possibility of her actions being tied back to him.

Given her ability to reveal Vader's betrayal of the Empire, the only part of Darth Vader #12 that rings hollow is his decision to keep the thief alive. While I'm sure writer Kieron Gillen has more plans for Aphra, and has spent considerable time developing the character, the natural decision for Vader would be to kill the woman immediately.

As for the comic's action, the fight against the Plasma Devils allows the Dark Lord of the Sith to work out some built-up aggression. Not only does he take out the group single handedly he even destroys an escaping Y-Wing by chucking his lightsaber at it in mid-flight. It just goes to prove you don't mess with Darth Vader. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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