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

Discussion in 'Literature' started by spicer, Aug 19, 2013.

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  1. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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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

    MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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

    Nobody145 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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

    BoromirsFan Jedi Master star 4

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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

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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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.
     
  11. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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.
     
  12. HEDGESMFG

    HEDGESMFG Jedi Master star 4

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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

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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  14. Reveen

    Reveen Jedi Knight star 3

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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

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Wow, quite a preview.
     
  16. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    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.
     
  18. HEDGESMFG

    HEDGESMFG Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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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

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    IT"S COMING OUT TOMORROW!!!

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

    max-attac Jedi Knight star 1

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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

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Blast.
     
  25. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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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.
     
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