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Lit Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison #5 (of 5)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by The Loyal Imperial, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Also, is this the first time we've had a non-droid "thank the maker"?
     
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  2. SithStarSlayer

    SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I believe so...

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  3. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    I remember there was a species that believed in the Maker
     
  4. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    He was from Thedas.
     
  5. SithStarSlayer

    SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Did he thank his Maker?
     
  6. Matthew Trias

    Matthew Trias Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    If I remember correctly, It was the Imperial Sourcebook that said Tarkin was promoted to Grand Moff for his ideas presented in the Tarkin doctrine.

    The Last of the Jedi series does indeed mention that it is rumored that Tarkin is due to be promoted to Grand Moff.

    So, him being Grand Moff in this story would help date several events. The Tarkin Doctrine has been proposed. The Holonet is being restricted for use by the Navy. Oversectors or priority sectors should arrive soon. It would have been a problem to have priority sectors come into existence so soon, but there are already plenty of scattered resistance groups in existence years before the Rebel Alliance is officially formed.
     
  7. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    It was definitely in the Death Star Technical Companion, not the Imperial Sourcebook. I was looking directly at it yesterday.
     
  8. Darth Pipes

    Darth Pipes Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Excellent conclusion to a great series. Definitely the best post-ROTS Vader comic to date.

    I too wish Vader wouldn't be getting his ass kicked so much in these stories. Almost as bad though is how every dying Jedi has a vision of the end of Return of the Jedi. That's just embarrassing.

    Still, there is one good example of Vader losing. Star Wars Purge The Hidden Blade. Vader is successful in killing the two Jedi but his obsession (very Anakin Skywalker-like) blinds him to the danger facing the military facility and it gets destroyed. Palpatine leaves Vader on the planet as punishment. This was another perfect early Vader story, proving the character had a lot to learn.
     
  9. Todd the Jedi

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

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    And The Hidden Blade was written by whom? That's right, Blackman. [face_mischief]
     
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  10. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    In where was he getting his ass kicked in the book?
     
  11. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I think that fellow was pointing out this story as an exception to that trend.
     
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  12. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    So...

    http://www.newsarama.com/php/multimedia/album_view.php?gid=4549&page=3

    (other covers and info also here)




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    Hardback trade is due in March! But there are questions that must be answered!

    1. Has Darth Vader and the Lost Command since come out in paperback or does it remain as hardback only?
    2. Does the art deserve the tagline of "fully painted"? I know it's very good but didn't think it was painted?
    3. Hardbacks regularly have the UK RRP of £18.99 - the same as a novel hardback, is even this good enough to warrant a purchase?
     
  13. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Well "fully painted" is empirical - if could look horrible and still be fully painted. I have to assume they're not lying. :p
     
  14. melkor834

    melkor834 Jedi Master star 3

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    Yes.
     
  15. Valin__Kenobi

    Valin__Kenobi Author: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Praji star 4 VIP

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    The best Vader story in many, many orbitings, and definitely one of the best comics since the original Clone Wars ended. Many Dark Times stories leave me cold, frankly, but this kicks unprecedented and unexpected amounts of ass while also illuminating corners of that continuity not touched before. I'm cheered that even at this point it's still possible to find a new execution of the "Vader-hunts-prequel-survivors-while-back-at-the-ranch-Palpatine-pulls-the-strings-because-OT-foreshadowing" trope. Well played, Blackman, well played.
     
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  16. MistrX

    MistrX Jedi Master star 4

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    I have to echo much of the sentiment of this thread. Great, shocking ending that I just loved. And a middle that I loved, too. From just strutting up and gutting a Jedi to the fate of our POV character, well done. I didn't have a great problem with The Lost Command, but even so, this series blows that one out of the water. I would like to see more of Vader's activities closer to the OT, though. And Havac's reminder of that seemingly abandoned Black 8 story makes me miss it all the more.
     
  17. Good_News_Nobody

    Good_News_Nobody Jedi Knight star 2

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    They both deserved to fall from that building. Two heartless bastards.
     
  18. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Should we even have the Aluminum Falcons this year, or just rename them the Ghost Prison Awards?
     
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  19. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Because there's no such thing as too much Ghost Prison.
     
  20. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Ghost Prison was awesome, only read it about two weeks ago. it's good enough that I bought the digital issues, and after I finished immediately pre-ordered the trade paperback.
     
  21. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    I'm enjoying these multiple opportunities to Like this video.

    Everyone keep posting it in different threads so we can keep giving the video more Likes. The Ghost Prison demands it.
     
  22. Cronal

    Cronal Jedi Master star 4

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    I was about toe post that myself and was beaten to it.... awesome trailer! :D