Another fine Darth Vader tale done by Ron Marz this time with art done by Claudio Castellini. For fans of his Maul vs Vader piece you might want to take a peak at this.
DIAL UPPERS BEWARE!
The story take's place in Star Wars Tales #1-2. Both again are 64 pages but I'm going more lax on this one. #1 does have a nice Mara Jade tale and I'm giving someone the chance to put some of that up here for future use. It does have a VERY amusing tale written by He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named . But alas. Just go buy the trade or the first issue if you wish to see "Skippy the Jedi Droid".
As always a Star Wars tune to keep you in the mood while ya read. This one is probably not as well known but GOD do I love this song from Shadows of the Empire.
So here's eleven scans from part one from #1:
I have to ask, given I've always been curious. Was this the only interaction we've ever see Darth Vader have with Mara Jade? An interesting meeting between the two nonetheless.
So Vader arrives at the planet which Mara's info is where the Dark Woman is at. Of course the old Jedi is expecting Vader. Interestingly, Vader orders his Stormtrooper back-up to remain at the shuttle. It isn't long into his journey he finds the inner sanctum of the Dark Woman:
God I love those final three panels. She knows what's coming and still she does nothing, letting Vader make the first move. How very Jedi of her. #2 continues where we leave off such a great set up (fifteen pages from sixty-four pages, no ads). If someone wishes to ever post the Jedi with No Name or the Han Solo story in this ("Routine") just let me know and I'll remove a scans needed for ya.
Anyway time for epic duel:
God I love Ron Marz Star Wars stories, especially the Sith ones.
Only one Sith tale of his to tell I guess and that's his Maul story. Should I? Or would you want me to dig up some more Vader stuff?