Thursday, August 16, 2018

Darth Vader #19

One of the interesting concepts introduced in Star Wars Rebels was the role of the Inquisitors. Force-trained minions sent to hunt the remaining Jedi, the concept opened a new world of characters and potential stories to explore. Darth Vader #19 returns these characters (including an appearance by the Grand Inquisitor) as Vader and his Dark Side army show up to kill a former member of the Jedi Council and take his newborn for nefarious purposes.

While Vader appears on several pages, his dialogue is clipped here allowing for the Dark Lord of the Sith's menacing actions to speak for him. Taking on the Jedi himself, Vader sends the Inquisitors after the child who they savagely pry from his mother's arms.

The first issue of a new arc, I'm curious to see where the story comes from here (as the comic works very well as a standalone story that doesn't necessarily need to be extended). Will the Inquisitors plans for the Jedi children be revealed? Will Vader hunt more Jedi? Or does the Emperor have something else in mind for his most loyal servant? Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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