Thursday, February 13, 2020

Darth Vader #1

Just as the current volume of Star Wars takes place immediately after the events of The Empire Strikes back so does Marvel's new Darth Vader series. Darth Vader #1 centers around the Dark Lord of the Sith seeking both answers and revenge against those who kept his son hidden. Even going so far as to ignore the Emperor's call, Darth Vader gathers a small collection of troops and scours the galaxy from Tatooine to Coruscant in search of answers.

Writer Greg Pak and artist Raff Ienco offer a trip down memory lane for both Vader and fans as searching for answers about Luke leads back across Anakin's own history. The comic ends with a tease which I suspect will be explained by the Amidala look-alike being identified as one of the characters who once posed as Padme's doubles.

The comic's action is saved until the end when pirates mistakenly take the Imperial Shuttle for easy pickings. They live just long enough to regret their decisions. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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