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January 12th, 2018

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Title: Darth Vader (2017-) #10 (Darth Vader (2017-) (Single Issues) #10)
Author: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli (Illustrator)
Format: Epub
Rating: 4.95/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: January 12, 2018
Book Summary: Vader's showdown with Jocasta Nu comes to a startling conclusion! What secret information has the Jedi librarian risked her life to protect? And can she stop Vader from getting it?
Book Review: This issue picks up right where the last issue leaves off.

It is Vader vs Jocasta Nu.

And even more exciting is the lightsaber that Jocasta Nu is wielding. This is one lightsaber that is the most interesting of the ones that we have seen. It seems like a rifle of sorts but at the same time it is not. Perhaps an old relic of the Ancient Jedis?

Unfortunately Vader destroys it. Nu knows that her entire library as well as the information disks are at stake. She does not want the Empire to get their hands on them nor does she want the blood of the Force-sensitive children on her hands and thus she will do anything to ensure that they never fall into the hands of the Empire.

Even if does mean her life.

And so Nu jumps as soon as an explosion upon the wall of Jedi Library opens. Her lightsaber of choice is another interesting one and it looks a lot like a saber. As she sails down, she is fired upon by the clones below and as Vader comes into view, they do the same upon him. A patrolling ship spots the activity and tries to stop the clones from firing upon Vader.

As Vader jumps over onto the ship, he pretty much kills off the leader Clone and takes over command, demanding that the ship's pilot stop them from firing. Nu sees this as her chance to fall off the building but she is stopped and brought aboard by Vader.

Vader learns the memory crystal that Nu had been so desperate to hide from the Empire as well as himself bears information about Force-sensitive children. Nu tells him that now that he knows about it exactly what is planning to do on the information. It is also during this time that the Clones on board learn that Vader was once a Jedi named Anakin Skywalker. Of course, this little bit of tidbit information also gets everyone on board killed as Vader does not want anyone to know who he was once upon a time.

He also lets Nu go. As to his reasons, we will never know but she is the first Jedi that has been able to esape to live another day. He also does not tell the Emperor of the memory crystal. Instead, choosing to destroy it instead.

This also leads to a very interesting thing to come about in the future after the events of Return of the Jedi.

This story continues to keep my interest. To see Vader have some sort of external struggle between the Sith Lord he has become and Anakin Skywalker, the Jedi he once was, was a really wonderful to see. I loved how he took the memory crystal and destroyed it, rather than turn it over to Palpatine. This tells me that Anakin still has some humanity beneath that metal suit he wears and he does not want to see another child wind up like he has become.

This issue really wraps up the storyline for Nu. Although I must say that it was more of a whimper than something I would have thought that would be the outcome. I knew that Nu hd been the only Jedi survivor from her encounter with Vader but the question does remain: Since the Extended Universe no longer exists, does this mean there may be more Jedi that may stay under the radar?

I suppose these will be answered in the coming issues and I am looking forward to it.

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Title: Harley Quinn (2016-) #34
Author: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Alex Sinclair (Illustrator), John Timms (Illustrator)
Format: Epub
Rating: 4.5/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date:
Book Summary: “GOSSAMER”! Look, we know Harley’s crossed paths with some ridiculous guest stars...but we assure you, this is the looniest one yet! And in the “Secret Origins” backup, see where Harley’s most steadfast companion and tenant, Big Tony, comes from—and why he sticks by the side of his insane (but very charming) landlord!
Book Review: Where the last issue was full of mourning, this one is completely different.

Harley has decided to put both Mason's death and the mayoral run behind her and head off to Florida to visit her family. Of course this would not be a trip without Harley doing something along the way to cause she and her friends to be placed in jail. Of course, she gets bailed out and her trip continues onward.

It was nice to see Harley reunite with her family especially after all that has happened and being surrounded by them allowed her a chance to relax more than she does. There were no worries and no thoughts of Madison and the Mayor nor of anyone getting hurt. Just a simple time with her parents.

Of course we also got to see Harley's hyenas.

I had always wondered about them and it was nice to get to see them finally pop up. It was also a great surprise to see they had mated with females and had pups. Even Harley seemed quite delighted about this and I can say she acted quite the proud Momma over them.

As to what is next for Harley is quite unknown. The husband and wife team that has been apart of Harley's flagship are leaving and what direction the next writers will have remains to be seen until the next issue to come. I am glad, however, to see Harley and Ivy back to being together. Even more, I am hoping that there is no more to come between them. Mason was one thing and now that he is gone, I would love to see something blossom more between them.

This issue was wonderful and I am quite looking forward to seeing where this series heads.