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Lit Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #3 (of 5)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Todd the Jedi , Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Todd the Jedi

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

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    Darth Vader’s search for the culprits behind an assassination attempt on the Emperor leads to a shattered Star Destroyer floating lifeless above a mysterious moon. On the ground he finds no survivors—instead ancient ruins, and frightening inhabitants. All the while, a hunter follows, waiting for the moment to strike!

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    Writer: Tim Siedell
    Penciller: Ivan Fernandez
    Inker: Denis Frietas
    Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
    Cover Artist: Ariel Olivetti
    Publication Date: June 19, 2013
     
  2. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    That Ithorian. Weird eyewear he has.


    Edit before the diversity crowd comes with the pitchforks: ok, the Ithorian could technically be a she.
     
  3. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    Greedo looks like he's about to shoot Vader in the back first.
     
  4. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Greedo always shoots first!


    Or wait...is it the other way around?
     
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  5. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Starting barfights? Looks like he really did pick up some bad habits from Obi-Wan.
     
  6. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Part 3 of 5? Vader needs 5 issues to kill Assassin no. 9 ?
     
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  7. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    That's a good thing. Vader shines against challenging enemies. Him slaughtering pushovers is boring.
     
  8. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    And then.... Darth Vader Versus The 10th Assassin!

    Yeah, I'm being unfair but I can't help but take the mick out of this title!
     
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  9. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    The titles of Vaders series are always lame. It's tradition. :p
     
  10. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Yeah, and true, sometimes that propels them to excel, but how many Ghost Prisons can we really have?
     
  11. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    I really liked Last Command as well because it delved into his psychology.
     
  12. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    !? You're in the minority on that one! ;)

    Quite seriously, if Lost Command was available in cheap paperback I might consider it but I want a surefire win on anything that's hardback only.
     
  13. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    Hm, it got pretty good reviews on Amazon and at other places. Sure, it takes while to get into, but it's a really rewarding story.
    It contains some dream sequences which are precious to me because it's the only Vader/Padmé stuff I like. He loves her, but his love is oh so twisted by his intense hunger for power.
    It is also shown just how jaded he has become. Love for him is now but the universes greatest joke.
    Powerful stuff.
     
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  14. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    :eek:

    Lost Command was collected as a hardback? o_O
     
  15. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Um... Yeah... The Padme/Anakin "relationship"...Don't really want to revisit that personally.
     
  16. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Yup, see here:
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/search?searchTerm=darth+vader+and+the+lost+command&search=Find+book
     
  17. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    Wow.

    Ghost Prison I understood... but Lost Command? Really?
     
  18. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Yeah, I'm not really happy about either - Ghost Prison I will reluctantly buy in hardback for £12.15 due to the quite stunning reviews its got here across the board, but anything else? No.
     
  19. MistrX

    MistrX Jedi Master star 4

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    Clearly, the Ninth Assassin is a Sith Jawa.
     
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  20. Darth_Arapsis

    Darth_Arapsis Jedi Youngling star 2

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  21. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I love the exasperation of the Royal Guardsmen here. Especially that pause where the entire ship pauses to consider how dumb it is to warn Vader of danger.

    Also, I am happy to see those gunships from the Force Unleashed.
     
  22. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    And I was so hoping those fuglies would fade way into true obscurity. [face_sigh]
     
  23. Parnesius

    Parnesius Jedi Knight star 1

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    Talkative bunch.

    Although...its unclear in several panels who's speaking...maybe it's just the one guardsman who won't put a lid on it.
     
  24. Darth_Arapsis

    Darth_Arapsis Jedi Youngling star 2

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    They are probably Sun Guard, not as respectful like Kanos was..
     
  25. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Or former Senate Guards. ;)