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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Darth Vader #1

The second of  Marvel Comic Books Star Wars titles stars the Star Wars Saga's chief villain as written by Keiron Gillen and featuring the gorgeous art of Salvador Larroca complemented by the brilliant hues by Colorist Edgar Delgado.

Darth Vader #1 takes place just after the destruction of first Death Star and the Outer Rim Empire Weapons Depot.

Chastised by the Emperor for his failure to stop the destruction of the Death Star Darth Vader is further humiliated when his position of power is demoted and he is forced to serve under a former underling from the Death Star.

Vader is sent to the Outer Rim to procure the services of Jabba The Hut and while there he hires the bounty hunter Boba Fett and his associated, a towering Wookie, to find and bring to him a certain X-Wing pilot responsible for the destruction of the Death Star.

Uncertain as to who the pilot was Darth Vader knows that the young man knew Obi Wan Kenobi and that his light saber looks strikingly familiar.

So sets in motion the events leading up to the Empire Strikes Back.

Readers are invited to see the Star Wars Saga through the eyes of its chief protagonist: Darth Vader. 

"Impressive, most impressive."