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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

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

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    We already have one.
     
  2. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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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

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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

    DarthJenari Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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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

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  8. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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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

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

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

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  12. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    WAAAAARRRRRRRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.
     
  13. DarthJenari

    DarthJenari Jedi Master star 4

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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

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Whats if it's a new character?





    Anyone? Anyone?
     
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  15. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 6

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

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Expect it.
     
  17. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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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

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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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

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

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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

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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

     
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  22. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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

    [​IMG]
     
  23. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    And fires snake arrows with his bow.
     
  25. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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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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