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Title: Darth Vader (2017-2018) #25
(Darth Vader (2017) (Single Issues) #25)
Author: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli (Illustrator), Elia Bonetti (Illustrator)
Format: Epub
Rating: 4.9/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: December 27, 2018
Book Summary: FORTRESS VADER: FINALE! The FORTRESS is complete. The door will be opened. VADER finds everything he has ever desired. THE DARK LORD gets everything he deserves.
Book Review: December seems to be the month that we are seeing many of the great comics coming to the end.

Vader's series is no exception to the rule.

This series goes right into the action and it does not stop until the very end. Vader is plunged into the Force and through that, he sees his past and even finds out something that he does not expect in his life. Exactly what does this do to his mental state is not really quite known. Vader's mask conceals his face from view so any sort of revelation that is revealed does not tell us anything. We can only come to suspect that this has some sort of impact on him. Exactly how we don't know.

Nor will we.

This series was a great series. I think it was one of the most solid ones to date but then again anything with Vader is a solid hold for me. I absolutely loved getting to see Vader from the moments after Revenge of the Sith.

And what about that revelation? Holy shi-! That was one hellva of a reveal and one that I really was not expecting but now I understand why Palpatine was so interested in Anakin since the beginning. Still I am not sure if I can get over this. I doubt I ever will!

Whatever series that does come out with him later in the future, you know definitely I will be picking it up.

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Title: Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation #9
Author: Simon Spurrier, Ryan Ferrier, Daniel Bayliss (Illustrator), Dan Jackson (Illustrator), Kat Leyh (Illustrator)
Format: Epub
Rating: 4.9/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: December 27, 2018
Book Summary: Maria finds herself in a stunning, masquerade ball of her dreams, reunited with her husband at long last. But like all things in the Labyrinth...everything is not what it seems.
Book Review: Wow!

Just wow!

The story between Maria and Sarah in this issue is eerily parallel. Both girls experience a dream-like dance event and both end up breaking the dream-like state. Both girls are out to rescue a baby from the Goblin King. The only difference is that in Maria's dream-state it is her husband that tells her that the owl King is out to make their son his heir and she needs to get to him quickly.

When Maria comes back to the Labyrinth, she finds that her friends had been captured and that they are ready to ready to storm the castle to save Maria's son.

Again this continues to be a bit of a parallel between Sarah and Maria. Both women will be doing the same thing but in their own way. We already know how Sarah's journey ends but we still have yet to see how Maria's plays out and how hers will end. I mean we have an idea but not the entire story.

Part of me really wants to see Maria succeed but the other part of me knows she won't. I really would love to see her continue to raise her son but it is apparent from jareth's storytelling that isn't how it ends. So we will be left wondering until the very end of it all.

This series is wonderful and I love how we are still getting Jareth's origin storyline. Maria is one fierce Momma and she has the determination to continue her quest to gain back her son.

I cannot wait for the next issues and I am looking forward to seeing how this story concludes at the end. If you are looking for something fantasy to read, then definitely pick up this series. You will not regret it.