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Review: Star Wars: Vader: Dark Visions

Star Wars: Vader: Dark Visions explores the Dark Lord of the Sith from the perspective of other individuals across a galaxy far far away.

Story: Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum
Art: Paolo Villanelli, Brian Level, David Lopez, Javier Pina, Stephen Mooney, Geraldo Borges
Color: Arif Prianto, Jordan Boyd, Muntsa Vicente, Lee Loughridge, Marcio Menyz
Letterer: Joe Caramagna

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Review: Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions #3 (of 5)

Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #3

Darth Vader, a name that strikes fear in the hearts of countless across the galaxy…but there is one lonely heart that beats just for him. What is it like to be in love with Lord Vader? And what fate will befall one who is infatuated with the tall, dark mystery behind the mask?

Tragedy. Is there any other expectation to come of this story? Writer Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum has been exploring Darth Vader through the eyes of others in a galaxy far far away. The first issue delivered us a tale of hope and heroics. The second horror. The third is a love story that can only end in one way.

Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions #3 is a story that while expected is still very entertaining focusing on a medical assistant whose role brings her in to the orbit of Darth Vader. And that proximity brings obsessions and the belief of love. While there’s an aspect to the story about spiraling obsession there’s also a a tragedy as we see Vader’s reaction to someone who thinks they love him. There’s a monster destroying its maker aspect to it all giving the story a Frankenstein like spin to it.

The art by David Lopez and Javi Pina with coloring from Munsta Vincente and letterer Joe Caramagna is interesting as it’s able to balance a horror like sensibility about it but also in a stylized way. Vader himself looks off at times with an inconsistent design but overall it’s a look that feels fresh and unique and helps with the anthology aspect of the series.

The issue is predictable in some ways and not in others delivering another issue to get you to think about Lord Vader and how those in the galaxy view him. It’s a series that with each issue shows that he’s more than has been presented and no matter how you view him, he’s an interesting part of the Star Wars myhology.

Story: Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum Art: David Lopez, Javi Pina
Color: Muntsa Vicente Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 7.85 Art: 8.05 Overall: 7.9 Recommendation: Read

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Exclusive Preview: Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions #3 (of 5)

Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions #3 (of 5)

(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) David Lopez (CA) Greg Smallwood
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 24, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE STAR-CROSSED LOVER!
• DARTH VADER, a name that strikes fear in the hearts of countless across the galaxy…but there is one lonely heart that beats just for him.
• What is it like to be in love with LORD VADER?
• And what fate will befall one who is infatuated with the tall, dark mystery behind the mask?

Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #3 (of 5)

Review: Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions #2

Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #2

To command an Imperial Destroyer is a coveted position. But with such great responsibility comes grave consequences if you fail your mission. How far will one officer go to spare himself from the judgment of Darth Vader?

Some of the most memorable scenes from Star Wars is that of Darth Vader choking individuals who fail him (or threatening to). The fear that it generates is a motivator for some and lets face it, there’s some wish fulfillment there for some of us. Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions #2 explores that concept with a story of a commander who doesn’t want to fail Vader and knows if he does what that means.

Writer Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum delivers an entire issue to what an officer would do to avoid being choked out. The situation spirals in comedic ways to deliver a story that’s actually kind of funny due to the absurdity of it all. As commands are issued, the reader knows things aren’t going to work out, but how badly things goes is so over the top it’s hard to not laugh at times.

Brian Level‘s art, with color by Jordan Boyd and lettering by Joe Caramagna, is interesting and helps add to the levity of it all. The story could easily have taken on a much more serious, almost horror like quality easily. But, as presented, there’s a slapstick like quality about the art style that enhances the humor of it all. There’s also interesting use of panels and perspectives that makes the comic a bit more interesting visually.

The issue is an entertaining one that’s a quick read but had me laughing throughout. It’s a less serious take on Star Wars in a way poking fun at what is a serious matter. While not as good as the first issue, it’s still succeeds in delivering an aspect of how others view Vader, in this case fear of his wrath. For those that want a laugh or are Star Wars fans, this is well worth checking out.

Story: Dennis Hopeless Art: Brian Level
Color: Jordan Boyd Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 7.95 Art: 7.45 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions #2 (of 5)

Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions #2 (of 5)

(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Brian Level (CA) Greg Smallwood
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE COST OF FAILURE.
• To command an IMPERIAL DESTROYER is a coveted position.
• But with such great responsibility comes grave consequences if you fail your mission.
• How far will one officer go to spare himself from the judgment of DARTH VADER?

STAR WARS VADER DARK VISIONS #2

Review: Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions #1

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.

Review: Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions #1

What is Darth Vaders legacy? Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions #1 begins the exploration of that legacy as we see Vader through the eyes of an alien child.

Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions #1 is by Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum, Paolo Villanelli, Arif Prianto, and Joe Caramagna.

Get your copy in comic shops today! 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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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Astro Hustle #1

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.

Astro Hustle #1 (Dark Horse) – A new series from Jai Nitz and Tom Reilly feels like an update to the 70s action sci-fi adventure.

Conan the Barbarian #4 (Marvel) – The series has been amazing so far and we expect no less from this issue. Conan is back!

Die #4 (Image Comics) – Some comic love to roleplaying games constantly makes the case it’s the best series out there right now.

Domino: Hotshots #1 (Marvel) – Gail Simone has been having a lot of fun with Domino and this next chapter looks like it’s going to continue the rocking adventure.

Doomsday Clock #9 (DC Comics) – The event has been up and down but we’re still intrigued to see what’s next.

Meet the Skrulls #1 (Marvel) – Skrulls are in the spotlight due to Captain Marvel and this story of their hiding out in America seems like it could be really interesting.

Morning in America #1 (Oni Press) – Taking place in 1983, a group of girls investigate a series of disappearances.

Ronin Island #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Greg Pak’s new series and we’re totally in just due to that.

Six Million Dollar Man #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – The classic property hasn’t had the best goes as far as comics but we’re not giving up yet and hoping this is the one that nails it.

Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions #1 (Marvel) – Darth Vader has been amazing to explore in comics and this new series continues that.

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