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

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  1. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV - Vacationing and stuff

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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 Chosen One

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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.
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  3. Zorrixor Chosen One

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

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    Greedo always shoots first!


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

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

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

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

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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 Chosen One

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

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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 Chosen One

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

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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 Chosen One

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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 Chosen One

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    :eek:

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

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

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  17. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Wow.

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

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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 Force Ghost

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

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  21. MercenaryAce Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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

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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 Jedi Knight

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

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    Or former Senate Guards. ;)