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April 5th, 2019


[info]katara in [info]ebookreview

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Title: Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions (2019) #1 (of 5)
Author: Dennis 'Hopeless' Hallum, Greg Smallwood (Cover Art), Paolo Villanelli (Artist)
Format: Epub
Rating: 4/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: April 5, 2019
Book Summary: WHO IS DARTH VADER? He has been many things: a SITH warrior, a commander, a destroyer. DARTH VADER is to many throughout the GALACTIC EMPIRE a symbol of fear and mysterious, otherworldly power. But there are some who have seen the DARK LORD in a different light. There are some corners of the galaxy so dark and desperate that even Vader can be a knight in shining armor. The first issue of a new STAR WARS limited series, writer Dennis Hopeless (CLOAK AND DAGGER, JEAN GREY) sheds new light on the many sides of the galaxy’s greatest villain.
Book Review: In this new series, the Empire and the Rebellion Alliance are waging war against each other above a planet. Below inhabitants are watching the carnage. Vader is out on the front lines in a dogfight against the rebels. Long ago, Vader was not only the Chosen one but one of the greatest Jedi pilots and he goes on to prove this even if the rebels he is fighting have no idea of his former identity. Unfortunately for Vader, he is hit and is forced to crashland on the planet below. As Vader kicks out the door of his ship, he finds himself face-to-face with a monster. The inhabitants of the planet pretty much write-off Vader off as food for the monster. What they did not take into account was Vader's strength, making this colossal fight one for the inhabitants to write for the ages to come. In the end, Vader pretty much is the winner of this fight. As for the inhabitants, they are not sure what to make of Vader and his victory over the monster.

Although this was a good start, the issue came off as a bit short. Vader crashes on a planet. Fights something. And then goes off on the next adventure that awaits. That is all this issue has. Vader's fights against something or someone are usually on an epic scale and this one just didn't seem to be that way. In fact, it came off as flat. I was a bit disappointed in this issue. I am hoping the next one will do something to amaze me.