As promised, feel the force of the best material of the new EU. In this arc, Vader faces down the Empire's version of Sherlock Holmes, kills lots of people and experiences a few subtle feels.
>the best material of the new EU.
That says oh so much
Mileage may vary on the art, but it's Larocca doing an existing IP, so I don't mind the occasional tracing.
Uhh....hang on. Technical difficulties
And so begins the cat and cat game...
Anyone think Vader will appear as an antagonist in Rogue One? I'd be into it a small role, depending on how well-written it is. He's got to be unstoppable and mysterious.
My favorite thing about this series (other than the Vader characterization, obviously) is how it has reconstituted the Prequels and brought them into line with his portrayal in the OT.
"Mary sue"? You mean Vader? He begins the series by getting dressed down and losing his station. He's also constantly getting caught up in lies by Aphra and Thanoth. He's conflicted. How is he a Mary Sue?
I think the closest analogy I can make for this series is it's Star Wars as a "Difficult Man" cable drama. All these scenes with Thanoth work off the same tension that was present in sections of Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Sopranos where our anti-hero tries to manage and conceal his various deceptions and compartmentalize his dealings.
Okay, let's see how Vader wiggles out of this one.
Love Vader's fighting style
It's gonna be so satisfying to watch Vader take these posers down over time.
Alright everyone. Thanks for hanging out and reading some Darth Vader with me. I'll plan to continue at some point when we've got another issue or two of the "Vader Down" crossover.
He was the one guy on the Death Star who spoke out about it being venerable and then left before it went off to Yavin and got blown up.
He has a history of not being retarded up to this point.
Yeah, I would go ahead and do the issues, but in typical crossover fashion, not much has happened yet. I'm also not a huge fan of the Deodato art in the "Vader Down" one-shot and the SW title.
In TESB Vader already knew full well that Luke was his son long before he and Sheev had their little chat.
The thing with Vader is he considers his past self to be dead, but Luke is still his son, so in front of the Emperor he'll play up the "my past self is dead" and say Luke is Anakin's kid rather than "my" kid to make the Emperor think he's still loyal.
He also acts surprised, but it was pretty clear he wasn't during that chat in TESB, otherwise he'd have been far angrier in that scene.
It's basically sith games where they all know everything but pretend they know nothing until one of them says something.
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This. If anything, the comic rebuilds the ESB scene ever since ROTJ added the element of Sheev lying the entire time to Vader. Now that Vader knows about Luke before ESB, his reaction in the movie comes off as more quietly scheming than, well, this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L8b1zPE0-Y
>I have no doubt he is the offspring of Anakin Skywalker
>How... could this be possible?
>Search your feelings, you'll know this is true.
Good Ol' Georgie, the ex-master of the cannon, said Skywalker is a common name and doesn't mean anything.
He needs her to confirm that the baby survived.
And that guy is a pretty tough old man, he told them what they wanted to hear and left out any hint about Leia.
I bet Vader would've lost his shit big time if he found out how close he came to killing both his kids multiple times.
Okay guys, I'm going to be watching all star wars movies with in the next 2 weeks (1-7 + Clone Wars.) so I expect a full on "Read List" of the Star Wars comics by the end of the marathon
I'd say just read the current ongoings Disney is putting out and the Old Republic series. Post movie stuff is mostly weird and/or bad like Luke's son being a mary sue most powerful jedi ever.
In the context of the events of ROTS, there's no way Vader wouldn't be hella pissed after that conversation if he didn't know. The way that scene is acted and directed, it's clearly meant to be read the way you describe. Everyone knows what's up.
Lots of great callbacks to the PT. It effortlessly weaves in explanation for seeming discrepancies (the context he creates for the ESB scene with Vader and Sheev actually makes that moment sing in a whole different way) and his OC's and concepts nicely marry original trilogy and prequel trilogy designs/sensiblities. See the Akbar-Grievous mash-up, for example.
Moreover, I would argue that the Vader of his first six issues feels closer to the demonstrative and extroverted zealot of A New Hope while after the Luke revelation in issue 6, he goes cold and laser focused, like the robotic, unstoppable force of nature that is Vader in Ep 5.
>She's torturing some innocent guy just because she's curious about Padme's past
If the droids aren't a big enough giveaway. She is pretty much in sjw/tvtropes terms a dark Padme expy.
Yeah, Vader was just a big ball of anger from the time of Padme's death to finding out his son is alive. Like he just didn't care about anything anymore or had no real motivation and was just angry all the time without really focusing it wholeheartedly.
Then BAM he finds out he has a living son and all that anger became more focused than the Death Star firing off a planet destroying round.
She is not a Mary Sue. She is a reflection of Vader and the shift in Anakin/Vader. Much like Obi-Wan/Padme/the Droids were his companions in the PT. Palpatine/Aphra/BBT/000 are their dark reflections in the dark times of the OT.
I would ignore Aaron's SW because it's adequate at best, but Lando is grandiose, Leia is just okay (feels like an 80's feel good movie), Chewbacca isn't spectacular but fairly readable, and Kanan is just great.