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Preview: Star Wars: Darth Vader #6

Star Wars: Darth Vader #6

(W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
Rated T
In Shops: Oct 14, 2020
SRP: $3.99

THE PUNISHMENT!
• DARTH VADER failed to turn his son, Luke Skywalker, to the dark side of the Force.
• No…Luke was too weak to join his father in overthrowing EMPEROR PALPATINE.
• Vader sought revenge against those who hid Luke from him for all of these years…
and in doing so nearly betrayed his master.
• It did not go unnoticed by Palpatine… time for Vader’s next lesson.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #6

Preview: Star Wars: Darth Vader #5

Star Wars: Darth Vader #5

(W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
Rated T
In Shops: Sep 16, 2020
SRP: $3.99

A QUEST FOR TRUTH… A JOURNEY OF DESTRUCTION!
• DARTH VADER’S search for revenge against those who hid his son Luke reaches a terrible climax – at the tomb of PADMÉ AMIDALA!
• What secrets does he learn? And who will pay as a result?
• All the answers are coming – in the ruins of POLIS MASSA – the birthplace of Luke Skywalker!

Star Wars: Darth Vader #5

Preview: Star Wars: Darth Vader #4

Star Wars: Darth Vader #4

(W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
Rated T
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99

WHO HUNTS THE HUNTER?
• DARTH VADER continues his terrifying quest for vengeance against everyone who hid the existence of his son from him.
• But on NABOO, the DARK LORD OF THE SITH faces a deadly new challenge as his focus turns from LUKE to PADMÉ, the wife of the man Vader used to be.
• And what secrets lie in the tomb of PADMÉ AMIDALA?

Star Wars: Darth Vader #4

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Cloven

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Cloven Vol. 1 (Fantagraphics) – Garth Stein and Matthew Southworth’s graphic novel about a genetically modified human who’s half-man, half-goat.

Empyre #3 (Marvel) – The event has been much improved the more it goes on and we’re excited to see what’s coming next. This is one for those who enjoy big summer popcorn events.

Hedra (Image Comics) – An astronaut leaves a world ravaged by nuclear war in search of life. The conept sounds interesting and art looks great. We’re intrigued to read this one.

Lost Soldiers #1 (Image Comics) – Ales Kot, Luca Casalanguida, and Heather Moore tell the story of three men tied together by the Vietnam War.

Nailbiter Returns #3 (Image Comics) – The series has been so much fun to return to. If you like slahser horror, it’s a must and you don’t need to have read the previous volume to enjoy it.

Plunge #5 (DC Comics/DC Black Label/Hill House Comics) – If you enjoy sci-fi/horror, this has been a fantastic series. This issue is full of reveals as well as betrayal.

Pulp (Image Comics) – Ed Brubaker, Jacob Phillips, and Sean Phillips’ graphic novel tell a pulp story in this highly anticipated graphic novel.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #3 (Marvel) – Absolutely fantastic so far, the series delivers even more depth to the popular character.

The Walking Dead: Alien (Image Comics/Skybound) – The digital comics set in the world of The Walking Dead is in print for the first time. See Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin’s take on the popular world.

X-Factor #1 (Marvel) – The classic team is back and now with new members its focus is to investigate the deaths of Mutants to figure out the why and how and if they’re really dead. It’s CSI: Krakoa.

Preview: Star Wars: Darth Vader #3

Star Wars: Darth Vader #3

(W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
Rated T
In Shops: Jul 29, 2020
SRP: $3.99

GHOSTS OF VADER’S PAST!
• In his quest to destroy everyone who hid the existence of his son, Luke Skywalker, from him, Darth Vader has formed an unlikely partnership with an eerie shadow from his previous life.
• Now they return to Naboo where a powerful new host of vengeful ghosts awaits them.
• Delve deeper into Vader’s past than you thought possible with this shocking tale of tragedy and revenge!

Star Wars: Darth Vader #3

Review: Star Wars: Darth Vader #2

Star Wars: Darth Vader #2

The debut issue of the series ended with a shocker, Darth Vader facing down Padmé Amidala. Though we saw her die, there she was, alive and well. Star Wars: Darth Vader #2 doesn’t keep the mystery going long and the explanation is pretty obvious. But, the comic continues to excel at exploring Vader’s motivations and close up a nagging question from the prequels.

Writer Greg Pak delivers a solid second issue that delivers some action but mostly focuses on Vader. Through flashbacks, we get the sense of an individual torn by his history and haunted by it as well. There’s an overarching familiar tone to the comic. Pak presents Vader as a looming ghost stalking faux-Padmé. There’s an infusion of the familiar slasher/horror trope of the slow plodding killer hunting down his victim. It’s a genre infusion that I’ve yet to experience in Star Wars. It’s also an interesting mix for a universe whose various recent releases have reached out more to other genres to explore the familiar world.

Raffaele Ienco‘s art is key for the issue. Star Wars: Darth Vader #2 uses similar visual queues as the first issue. It bounces between Vader’s memories and the current situation. Neeraj Menon‘s colors are important for that. Vader’s memories are shown in red giving us a cold but angry perspective. We see the world and memories through his eyes. Literally coloring our view of his world. We get to see his perspective and how it has warped his mission. It makes his motivations understandable as the reader. But, it also doesn’t justify them since we know it’s a false viewpoint.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #2 is a solid second entry that continues Vader’s quest. What’s interesting is it also seems to address the open question of who knew about Padmé’s death? Star Wars: Darth Vader #2 has interesting implications about information and how it’s wielded and controlled in the Star Wars universe.

Closing unanswered questions while adding depth to Vader, it’s a series that expands Marvel’s positive mark on the world of Star Wars.

Story: Greg Pak Art: Raffaele Ienco
Color: Neeraj Menon Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 8.0 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.9 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Dragon Hoops

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Bloodshot #7 (Valiant) – With the film coming out this week, this is a series everyone will be taking a look at. Get in before everyone else!

DC Super Hero Girls: Powerless (DC Comics) – Always entertaining and fantastic. This is a perfect series for young readers.

Decorum #1 (Image Comics) – Writer Jonathan Hickman’s name is on this one and that alone has us interested. Something have to do with assassins in the universe has us intrigued.

Dragon Hoops (First Second) – Gene Luen Yang’s latest is a slice of life about a high school basketball team and based on Yang’s own experiences.

North Bend #1 (Scout Comics) – In the near future the US is at war against Russia and its own people. To regain control, the CIA recruits a DEA agent to test an experimental mind control drug on unwitting Americans.

RAI #5 (Valiant) – One of the best comics being put out, it’s a sci-fi story that’s entertaining and intriguing with some fantastic concepts and ideas.

Science Comics: Crows – Genius Birds (First Second) – Always entertaining and educational, the Science Comics graphic novel series is great for kids and adults.

Stealth #1 (Image Comics) – A superhero is waging war on crime and his reckless behavior is due to fighting Alzheimer’s as well.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was solid and ended with a twist we didn’t see coming. We want to know what happens next.

Preview: Star Wars: Darth Vader #2

Star Wars: Darth Vader #2

(W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 11, 2020
SRP: $3.99

THE FACE OF THE QUEEN!

• In the wake of the shocking revelations of The Empire Strikes Back, DARTH VADER continues his quest for revenge against everyone who hid his son Luke from him.
• But when his search takes him deep into his past, he uncovers a hauntingly familiar face that will challenge everything he knows.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #2

Around the Tubes

On the Stump

The weekend is almost here and Birds of Prey is hitting theaters! Who’s going to see the film? Who’s already seen it and what’d you think? Sound off in the comments! While you wait for the weekday to end and weekend to begin, here’s some comic related news and comic reviews from around the web.

Newsarama – FX’s Y: The Last Man Loses Its Leading Man – Report – This is why we don’t count on the tv and movie shows until we’re watching them.

Reviews

AIPT – Captain America: The End #1
AIPT – The Dreaming #18
CBR – On the Stump
CBR – Star Wars: Darth Vader #1

Around the Tubes

X-Men/Fantastic Four #1

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Kotaku – Donald Trump Buys The Death Note For $10 Trillion In Latest One-Shot – Can’t wait to read this!

Bloody Disgusting – Sylvester Stallone Came Up With the Story for Upcoming Graphic Novel ‘The Expendables Go to Hell’! – Yes!

Newsarama – Comics Society for Asian Americans Formed in New York City – This is great to see.

Reviews

Post Gazette – Bowie
But Why Tho Podcast – Noisemakers
But Why Tho Podcast – Shadow of the Batgirl
Newsarama – Star Wars: Darth Vader #1
Newsarama – X-Men/Fantastic Four #1

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