Sunday, April 10, 2016

Comic Book Review: Darth Vader #18 - Marvel Comics (2016)

Book III, Part III
"The Shu-Torun War"

Written by Kieron Gillen
Art by Salvador Larroca

Darth Vader appears to have been caught in a trap but that doesn't seem to phase him.  Vader must also look around him to find out who he can truly trust.

The Darth Vader series continues to impress.  I'm very much enjoying this series and Kieron Gillen is doing a fantastic job in writing.  This series shows how interesting Darth Vader is and why he is one of the greatest villains of all time.

This series takes place between "A New Hope" and "The Empire Strikes Back" and is doing wonders as far as filling in the gaps go.  I was skeptical at first, in fear of this(and the Star Wars comic sereis) being a distraction from the movies and leaving me with regret like episodes I-III did.  Luckily, Marvel put incredible writers and artists in charge of these books and Star Wars fans should rejoice in how amazing these books are.

The art looks great as always.  Salvador Larrocca is doing a wonderful job with this task.  He finds a way to evoke emotion, even though Vader and the droids he has with them are unable to show emotion.  This is truly masterful work by an artist.

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