Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Dark Lord Faces Shadows and Secrets in Darth Vader #9

Marvel is really bringing their A game to the world of "Star Wars" comics. Darth Vader #- keeps up the trend with Writer Kieron Gillen and Artist Salvador Larroca at the helm. They give readers solid storytelling and panel after panel of riveting illustrations you'll be mesmerized by.

In Darth Vader #9, everyone's favorite Sith has a new mission to do for the Empire. Unfortunately, it’s completely at odds with his own mission. What’s a Dark Lord to do?

I'm very impressed with the direction the Darth Vader title is taking. There are actions (specifically one) the Dark Lord of the Sith takes that quite frankly surprise me. It almost seemed below him as a villain, but even he has to do what it takes to get his job done sometimes. The comic gives the Dark Lord a depth and humanity we don't always see from him.

Darth Vader #9 is rated T for Teen. The comic contains the same content we expect from anything in the "Star Wars" universe. There's some action violence and some intense and frightening scenes for younger readers.

Anything is possible in canon now that the "Star Wars" franchise is under one big magical castle with its comic book publisher. Although many longtime Expanded Universe fans would disagree, wiping the slate clean and putting together a story group makes sense and seems to be working out to everyone's advantage. Giving Vader his own title was a great move and it should flourish if left in the capable hands of Gillen and Salvador.

Darth Vader #9 is available now in print and Kindle editions.

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