Thursday, November 3, 2022

Darth Vader #28

Darth Vader #28 is an odd comic. In what felt like the natural conclusion to the Sabé arc, instead we get a confrontation between the former Handmaiden and the Emperor, without any payoff either way halfway through the comic, before shifting gears in lightspeed directly into Sabé and Vader continuing to work together on a new mission. I certainly understand wanting to milk more out of the character's appearance, but the choices here don't so much subvert the narrative as make an unexpected U-turn into oncoming traffic.

That doesn't mean the issue is a complete loss, as I am intrigued by the final few panels offering appearances of more Handmaidens perplexed by Sabé's recent decisions and ready to step in to confront the Dark Lord of the Sith.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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