Lit Dark Times #32: A Spark Remains, part 5 (of 5) (Republic #115)

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  1. spicer Jedi Grand Master

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    Randy Stradley (W), Douglas Wheatley (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)
    On sale Nov 20
    FC, 32 pages
    $3.50
    Miniseries

    Vader kills!

    The fight is on! Darth Vader and his numerous forces are besieged with death traps. A showdown with the Jedi who lured Vader to this doom is inevitable - and now Darth Vader is angry. Do not underestimate the power of an angry Sith!

    • Vader enraged, Jedi unleashed - the end is nigh!
    • Artist Doug Wheatley returns!
    "Wheatley's knack for including insane amounts of detail certainly helps to add credibility to this story..."–Comic Book Resources

    Since I couldn't find a thread about this, here it is, the final issue for this Dark Times arc.

    If Randy is reading this thread, can he tell us if this is the final Dark Times issue, or there are more arcs coming? Thanks for answering Randy :D
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  2. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Seriously. I can't emphasize enough how amazing Bejamin Carré's covers are. That plus Wheatley's art fills this current arc with so much win.
  3. MercenaryAce Force Ghost

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    The best part is that Vader looks merely exasperated with the fire. "Come on man, the drop is enough, do we really need a fire?"
  4. Nobody145 Force Ghost

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    Yeah, another awesome Carré cover. I can't remember if this is the last Dark Times issue, or just the end of a long arc they've had going since Republic ended (with Dass Jennir and all). Still looking forward to seeing how this all plays out.
  5. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    Having him clinging to the side of a building really ups the "Darth Vader is Evil Batman" factor.
  6. JackG Force Ghost

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    Could very well be the last ever issue of Dark Times. :(
    I expect Dass to die in this one.
  7. spicer Jedi Grand Master

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    As much as I like Dass, I'm afraid that's most likely.
  8. JackG Force Ghost

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    Also, these are the Dark Times; Jedi aren't supposed to live too long.
  9. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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    I wouldn't mind them continuing Dark Times IF they are keeping the license. But we have no idea, and i think its unlikely. So I say end it now before we get a cliffhanger that will never be resolved.
  10. spicer Jedi Grand Master

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    Or they can continue dark times with new main characters. I suspect that most (if not all) of the uhumele crew will die or something bad will happen to them. I mean they are about to confront Vader, and that ain't no game.
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  11. Dr. Steve Brule Force Ghost

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    It better not be. If it ends with any of them encountering Vader and getting away, I'll be pretty upset.
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  12. HEDGESMFG Force Ghost

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    I'm with you guys. I would honestly be happy with some closure to these stories. We've been locked in 19BBY for 8 years now. Time to bring this period of his life to and end and let Vader's career take him elsewhere. I don't want Dark Horse to stop doing great things, but all the same, I'd be happy if this story wraps itself up decently.
  13. spicer Jedi Grand Master

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  14. Reveen Jedi Grand Master

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    Daaaamnnnn!

    Roasting a crowd of stormtroopers in engine fuel is pretty hardcore for a Star Wars rebel. More like something the Punisher would do.

    How's Vader going to top that?
  15. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Wow, quite a preview.
  16. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Aw Vader, so scared of a little fire?
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  17. JackG Force Ghost

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    Fun fact and minor visual spoiler (open)

    The walker appearing in the preview behind Vader (and in the last issue if I remember correctly) first appeared on Kashyyyk in the Revenge of the Sith comic, which was also pencilled by Wheatley.
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    Furthermore,according to the Legacy Era campaign guide, the Fel-led Galactic Empire used a form of these walkers, too.
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    That guide named them as AT-RCTs, or All Terrain Riot Control Transports. So I guess that's what they're called.

    Their unique design and scarcity in the Expanded Universe makes them one of my favourites; I hope we see them again in the future.
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  18. HEDGESMFG Force Ghost

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    I love how the preview shows nothing beyond what the very first issue showed... Such suspense.

    4 more days.
  19. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Any bets out there for a last-minute delay? Just for old time's sake?
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  20. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Nope! It's on Midtown's list for 18 Dec.
  21. spicer Jedi Grand Master

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    IT"S COMING OUT TOMORROW!!!

    Yeah, I'm very excited :D
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  22. max-attac Jedi Grand Master

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    Dark Times .... it's over, today issue was the last issue of the series according to Dark Horse in the Fan letter section of the issue.
  23. Lugija Force Ghost

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    So are we any closer to that Rebellion we got a prelude to? :p
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  24. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    Blast.
  25. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Kind of expected it, but still pity. It was one hell of a long run....

    First Star Wars....

    Then Republic.....

    Then Dark Times....

    And now, no more. I'm down to 2 DHC SW series, never would have expected it a year ago.