Lit Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #2 (of 5)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Todd the Jedi, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    We already have one.
  2. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Yeah, but that's like reading the back cover summaries of the novelizations and saying you know the origin of Anakin Skywalker. I need something more real. [IMG]
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  3. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Doesn't necessarily need to be an origin for Cronal, but I'd love if it was an early story for him.
  4. JackG Force Ghost

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    I wanna know what happens to Mas Amedda and Sly Moore!
  5. DarthJenari Force Ghost

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    Man there have been a lot of Vader comics lately...and I have yet to read any of them.... *leaves for amazon.com*
  6. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Goes without saying... get the Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison series. Really fabulous. And great ties to the old Empire comics.
  7. Lugija Force Ghost

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  8. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    ...so he finds a Jedi? :p
  9. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Or a Hungry Hutt [IMG]


    Though my guess is more along the lines of a Rakata Warlord, or if they really want to be awesome a Star Dragon.
  10. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Perhaps he encounters the despot formerly known as Xim.
  11. Ulicus Lit'ari

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  12. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    WAAAAARRRRRRRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.
  13. DarthJenari Force Ghost

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    Thanks for the advice. I plan to order it within the next week or so, and then Lost Command.
  14. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Whats if it's a new character?





    Anyone? Anyone?
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  15. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    My head would explode with rainbows of happiness if that happened.
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  16. JackG Force Ghost

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    Expect it.
  17. Darth_Pevra Chosen One

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    Wow, what an issue. I really enjoyed it. The artwork was great. This is a series which can be understood simply by looking at the pictures without reading any of the dialogue, which proves what a great master of his craft Steve Thompson is. As for the story there was a lot of action and mystery. We also saw a glimpse of Vaders and Palpatines relationship.


    Vader is 100% badass in this one. Not only does he feel a threat to the Emperor before the emperor does, he saves his life and gets to show off his lack of mercy.

    I very much enjoy Dark Horses interpretation of the Vader/Palpatine relationship in this one. They are friendly to each other, feign openness. It is made clear that Vader serves his master not because he doesn't have the power to overthrow him, but because he respects the Emperor and wants to learn from his wisdom. Many other authors forget that Palpatine does indeed call Vader a friend during the OT and trusts his judgment in TESB. Here Palpatine is finally shown as a more thoughtful and wise leader instead of the lunatic slave master he is in most EU stories. It is an interpretation I find much more interesting.

    The only small weakness is that we don't see much of our assassin. He looks cool and that's about it. He will have to do a bit more than slaughter a bunch of redshirts to impress me.

    I'm curious who these snake cult people are and why they hate the Empire so much. Palpatine calls them dark magicians but he doesn't tell Vader anything about them. Makes one wonder what kind of connection he has to them.
  18. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Hmm… so just some different Dark Side cult, I was hoping for something else… oh well nice action scenes at least and the artist seems to hate Venators as much as I do.:p

    [IMG]
  19. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    I really like this art. Especially with the different species. Thompson draws a pretty good Vader. I also liked the good use of the Royal Guardsmen.
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  20. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Snake cult, you say? I swear I remember seeing something like that on Wookieepedia once...
  21. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Time to get some Star Metal and beat up Wrath Amon! :p

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  22. Darth_Pevra Chosen One

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    They have a green snake on their chests. Somewhat like this but in green:

    [IMG]
  23. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    Bonus points if the leader is a dead ringer for James Earl Jones.
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  24. Darth_Pevra Chosen One

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    And fires snake arrows with his bow.
  25. spicer Jedi Grand Master

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    A very interesting and fast paced (at least it felt to me like that) issue. The art is excellent too.

    Apparently this headless snake cult doesn't like the empire much. And they do seem even more menacing when Palpatine is saved in the last moment by Vader. Just shows how elusive they can be even to the Dark Lord of the Sith himself! This issue raises even more questions than it answers, and I have nothing against some good mystery. Also it was cool to see Vaders chambers on Coruscant![spoiler/]
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