Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Raise Lord Vader

Recently Marvel comics got the rights back to publish Star Wars comics.They came out with comics that tell stories from after episode IV : A New Hope and comics focusing on characters from Princess Leia,Lando Calrissian to even a Chewbacca comic,yes there's a Chewbacca comic.The one I like best is Star Wars: Darth Vader written by Keiron Gillen and art by Salvador Larroca .This story picks up as Vader is on a mission to find the pilot who blew up the Death Star and his 1st stop is to Jabba the Hutt and the whole sequence is almost excatly like when Luke Skywalker met Jabba in Return of the Jedi.As the story goes along we get to see the complicated "relationship" between Vader and the Emperor and how Darth Vader is a more than a heavy breather boogie man in a black suit.
Gillen has written a  big movie style story more than just Vader trying to find Luke,we get a "Ocean's 11" type caper and one of my favorite scenes is when Vader figures out Luke is his son.The way Vaders dialogue is written you can't help but hear James Earl Jones voice in your head as you read along.
Larroca's art is so detailed his panels at the beginning of each book is like the start of a Star Wars movie.Even with the mask on you can kinda tell what Darth Vader is thinking by the way he draws him.We meet alot of new characters through out this story my favorites are Triple Zero and BeeTee 2 droids Vader makes,they're evil versions of C3P0 and R2D2.All Triple Zero is interested in is torturing and killing and his dialogue is humorous in a dark kinda way.
I highly recommend you check out this series it's alot more than you may think and you get to see some of what happened between the 1st movie "A New Hope" and "Empire Strikes Back".
Until next time my friends stay geeky and hungry.