When it comes to images that get ingrained into your head Star Wars has so many of them but none stands out more than the ominous Darth Vader, but for a lot of fans of the series we wonder what happened in between “Revenge of the Sith” and “A New Hope”.
In this book Darth Vader is still dealing with his actions during “Revenge of the Sith”, so much so that he dreams of an alternate life where he captured the Emperor and helped the Jedi council bring peace to the Galaxy and his wife gave birth to his first son.
With all this turmoil and still dealing with his new life support system Vader seems to be still acts very unbalanced, Vader is ordered to locate Grand Moff Tarkin’s son who was lost in his own mission.
Vader is sent to the Ghost Nebula in search of the lost Tarkin with the aide of Captain Shale and the Ghost Nebulas High Priestess Lady Saro, together they must overcome the natives and for what seems a traitor among their ranks. Vader is being watched closely since he failed on his last mission due to his obsession with hunting down the remnants of the Jedi order.
In this story the battle scenes are simply amazing whether it be a battle in space, on ground or as illustrated in the image Vader just going after a whole group by himself. The story takes some great twist and turns, but most of all it shows what Vader was really dealing with emotionally and most of all the things he was willing to do to complete a mission and prove himself worthy to the emperor once again.
The 5 part mini series comes together well in this collection, the story is compelling, engaging, and can fill some of the emotional gaps that the films could not convey about the deaths of Skywalker and Padme. The illustration work done is this series makes it possible to believe how strong of a warrior Darth Vader really was, and with some small appearances from the Emperor, Tarkin, and the 501st it makes it a truly worth while book to pick up. Till next time young Sith give into your anger.
Erick “Disciplined1” Castillo