Thursday, November 5, 2020

Star Wars Adventures: Shadow of Vader’s Castle

The oversized one-shot returns to one of IDW's favorite locales for the Star Wars Adventures title - Fortress Vader. The main story that loosely ties together a collection of tales involves two young Mustafarians who get the idea to blow-up Darth Vader's fortress following the Empire's defeat at the Battle of Endor in which the character will apparently play a major role.

The collection of tales center around stories the boys either know or are told about the castle, it's legend, and curse. Vader's assistant Vaneé, briefly seen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story makes an appearance in more than one of the stories which sets the stage for IDW's next comic Ghosts of Vader's Castle.

With an $8 price-tag it's hard to argue that you are getting your money's worth here although some of the art is intriguing ranging from Anakin's time in the castle just after his turn, to a mad scientist's experiments, to the state of the castle following the original trilogy. It's a bit hit-and-miss, but the right audience may find some fun here.

[IDW, $7.99]

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