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Review: Star Wars: Target Vader #1

Darth Vader has hunted many who have opposed him. Now, he’s being hunted be a hired band of bounty hunters.

Story: Robbie Thompson
Art: Marc Laming, Cris Bolson
Color: Neeraj Menon, Jordan Boyd, Andres Mossa, Federico Blee, Erick Arciniega
Letters: Clayton Cowles

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Review: Star Wars: Target Vader #1

Star Wars: Target Vader #1

While we think of Star Wars mainly in its battles between Rebels and the Empire, it’s so much more. The world features so many genres within and some are used more than others. Star Wars: Target Vader #1 shifts from the space opera to more of a crime story focus.

Written by Robbie Thompson, Star Wars: Target Vader #1 has Vader and Palpatine attempting to stamp out a crime syndicate running guns for the Rebels. Business is good though, and the crime syndicate has a mission too. Hire bounty hunters to take out Vader first.

Thompson delivers the first issue as a complete set up of what’s to come. That includes a trope-filled part where we’re introduced to our bounty hunters. You can imagine the movie screen pausing as the bounty hunter’s name pops up and a voice, or lettering, takes you through what they’re known for. That all helps create a different pace than we’d normally expect for a Star Wars story. The beats feel more like a heist story than what we’ve seen in the past.

The personalities make the comic interesting. While the excitement is a bit muted, we get a taste of just how dysfunctional this group will be. It gets you interested in what’s to come.

The art by Marc Laming and Cris Bolson (and a load of colorists) is pretty solid. There’s a nice shift from the normal humans as far as characters and the bounty hunters are varied in style and look. It helps create a ragtag bunch. What’s also nice is there’s enough design at times that characters are familiar. An example is a Jedi hunting droid who will remind you of a past character. Even with similar attributes the character is unique. But, due to the familiarity there’s a built up expectation as far as what the character will be like.

While the issue doesn’t totally excite, it’s more than enough to get you to come back. There’s something fun about Target Vader. It has a style and voice that feels different than what we’ve seen so many times before. It delivers a new reading experience for an established franchise. This is one to check out for Star Wars fans or just comic readers.

Story: Robbie Thompson Art: Marc Laming, Cris Bolson
Color: Neeraj Menon, Jordan Boyd, Andres Mossa, Federico Blee, Erick Arciniega
Letters: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Star Wars: Target Vader #1 (of 6)

Star Wars: Target Vader #1 (of 6)

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Marc Laming (CA) Nic Klein
Rated T
In Shops: Jul 03, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE HUNTER! DARTH VADER is on the hunt for a mysterious criminal syndicate operating outside of THE EMPIRE’s rule. But little does he know he’s being hunted by a group of the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunters, hired by the syndicate to take out Vader once and for all. Led by fallen Imperial Officer BEILERT VALANCE, this ragtag group of assassins will stop at nothing to kill the biggest bounty of their lives.

Star Wars: Target Vader #1

Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story Adaptation

Did you miss Solo: A Star Wars Story in the theater? Judging by the box office, a lot of you did. You can now read the collection of Marvel’s adaptation! It’s actually a good film and comic.

Solo: A Star Wars Story Adaptation collects issues #1-7.

Story: Robbie Thompson
Art: Will Sliney
Color: Federico Blee, Andres Mossa, Stefani Renee
Letterer: Joe Caramagna, Clayton Cowles

Get your copy in comic shops now and in book stores on June 18! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet

Have you wondered about Han Solo’s time at the Imperial Academy? Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet fills in some of that mystery diving in to his time training. The trade collects Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet #1-5 and Star Wars: Beckett.

Story: Robbie Thompson, Gerry Duggan
Art: Leonard Kirk, Edgar Salazar, Marc Laming, Will Sliney
Ink: Leonard Kirk, Daniele Orlandini, Cory Hamscher
Color: Arif Prianto, Jordan Boyd
Letterer: Joe Caramagna, Travis Lanham

Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores on May 15! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Spider-Man/Deadpool #50

Spider-Man/Deadpool #50

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Jim Towe, Matt Horak (CA) Dave Johnson
Rated T+
In Shops: May 08, 2019
SRP: $4.99

THE BIGGEST CLIMAX OF THE BIGGEST MARVEL EVENT OF ALL TIME!
• An epic 50th issue – guaranteed to blow your socks off! READ WITH EXTRA SOCKS!
• Spider-Man and Deadpool fight the Manipulator for the fate of the entire Marvel Universe!
• I HOPE THEY PULL IT OFF! I REALLY LIKE THIS UNIVERSE! I’M SO WORRIED!

Spider-Man/Deadpool #50

Preview: Meet the Skrulls #3 (of 5)

Meet the Skrulls #3 (of 5)

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Niko Henrichon (CA) Marcos Martin
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99

BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME!
• Mr. and Mrs. Warner put all their Skrull skills to the test to break into Mr. Warner’s place of work…STARK UNLIMITED!
• Their goal? Information on the greatest threat to all Skrulls – a Skrull detector that Stark is working on.

Meet the Skrulls #3 (of 5)

Preview: Spider-Man/Deadpool #49

Spider-Man/Deadpool #49

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Jim Towe (CA) Dave Johnson
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE EVENT SO BIG ONE COMIC BOOK/REALITY CANNOT CONTAIN IT!
• A battle royale of epic event proportions!!!
• Make sure the roof you read this issue under is well-supported, because we’re gonna DESTROY THE FOURTH WALL.
• The danger is coming…FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PAGE!!!

Spider-Man/Deadpool #49

Preview: Meet the Skrulls #2 (of 5)

Meet the Skrulls #2 (of 5)

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Niko Henrichon (CA) Marcos Martin
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Madison Warner’s latest mission brings her to the most dangerous place imaginable – a slumber party. If she can get the intel she needs and get out undetected, she betters the Skrulls’ invasion chances and dooms humanity. Win-win. All through this, her dad Carl faces Iron Man himself at his job at Stark Industries. So, a normal week for the Warners…

Meet the Skrulls #2 (of 5)

Preview: Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet #5 (of 5)

Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet #5 (of 5)

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Leonard Kirk (CA) David Nakayama
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

BEHIND ENEMY LINES!
• HAN SOLO and his fellow cadets risk their lives to save one of their own.
• But not all of them will be coming back from this mission…
• …and even if Han survives, will the Empire throw him in the brig or worse?

Star Wars: Han Solo - Imperial Cadet #5
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