Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Darth Vader #8

Sometimes it's hard to be a Dark Lord of the Sith (especially after you've murdered most of your friends, choked out your wife, and had your best friend cut off your legs and leave you to burn in a pool of lava... okay, that last one he probably deserved).

Darth Vader #8 picks up with a bored Darth Vader getting the chance to stop terrorizing Imperial officers and direct his attention elsewhere. While the arc also focuses a bit more on the Emperor's Inquisitors, we don't see much of them here as the two halves of the story are split between Vader and Jedi Master Jocasta Nu who returns to the Jedi Temple to safeguard hidden Jedi relics from the Sith.

Even a Jedi librarian isn't immune from emotional reactions as we see in the issue's final panels when Jocasta chooses to confront the Inquisitor rather than make her escape foreshadows much more action in issue #9. As for Vader, I'm sure he'll relish the attempt to face off against another Jedi (although we might have to wait an extra month for that confrontation). Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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