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Lit Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #4 (of 5)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by spicer, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    [​IMG]

    Release Date: July 17
    Details: FC, 32 pages, $3.50, miniseries

    Writer: Tim Siedell
    Penciller: Stephen Thompson
    Inkers: Mark Irwin, Drew Geraci
    Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
    Cover Artist: Ariel Olivetti

    In the ruins of an ancient moon, Darth Vader encounters an evil people with a dark prophecy and a powerful weapon. They are a threat to the Empire and Vader will force them to serveā€”or crush them all! Meanwhile, the assassin hunting Vader still lurks . . .
     
  2. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    His lightsaber looks... purple?

    That just the lighting or has he discovered a "powerful weapon" belonging to a certain ancient Sith Lord?
     
  3. The Loyal Imperial

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

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    That is a truly startling shade of fuchsia.
     
  4. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    Real men wear purple.
     
  5. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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  6. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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  7. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Ummm.
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  8. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Ah bloody hell it is going Lost Command on us. [face_sigh]
     
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  9. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Well...that was weird.


    I hate it when people put marijuana in Vader's repository system.
     
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  10. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    What the ... hell? Whatever this will be, I'll listen to Pink Floyd while reading.

    Why does everyone hate Lost Command around here? Weird.
     
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  11. Darth_Arapsis

    Darth_Arapsis Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Lost Command was not that bad. This is not what i expected, but i am open-minded.
     
  12. Grand Admiral Paxis

    Grand Admiral Paxis Jedi Master star 3

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    Did they just use the Infinities white Vader armour? I'm more than willing to forgive the weirdness for that fun little reference.
     
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  13. Todd the Jedi

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

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    Huh, A) I didn't really notice that and B) I didn't make the connection. Good call. Also interesting that his eyes are blue instead of yellow, another seeming shout-out to that Infinities story.
     
  14. Kay Suhyun

    Kay Suhyun Jedi Youngling star 1

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    D-Vade is high as a kite.
     
  15. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    In the white room, in black armor, having visions...
     
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  16. The2ndQuest

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

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    I think the white armor was just an illusion of the white room, yeah- though I did think it was the ROTJ Infinities armor there for a moment. And it is kinda funny how his vision was a Marvel/Lost Command stylized Vader visage.

    Anyways, this issue is out today and I think it's pretty good- it feels like a self-contained side story so far (outside of paying off the crashed ships from earlier episodes) since the assassin doesn't o anything but watch the temple from a distance in two panels.

    The "choice" is interesting- especially how it's more after the fact. Something seemed a bit weird with the lightsabers in the second to last duel panel though, as if the wrong blade color was put on top (ala the original ROTJ duel? ;)).

    And on a sidenote, am I the only one who is constantly reading this series' title as "Darth Vader and the Nth Assaassin" for some reason? Or is math just swaying my perception so much that I;m seeing variables everywhere? ;)
     
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  17. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    This is a very interesting story and I enjoyed it a lot. Like the previous issues it gives a real look into Vaders psyche, and it does it without using much dialogue at all.

    It basically boils down to a decision what he wants to do with his life. Kill rivals or follow his - now twisted - ideals.

    The trippy panels of the preview make perfect sense now.

    The art, as always, is gorgeous. I admire how Thompson can bring the atmosphere of a situation to life. He even manages to show Vaders emotions through art, no mean feat at all.

    So yea, I absolutely loved this one. But I must still advise those who don't like psychedelic stories to stay away. I don't think this is a story for everyone. You either love it or hate it.
     
  18. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    Gorgeous art as in the previous issues. It has a very strange story for Star Wars, and I think it's really cool. Eagerly waiting for the conclusion next month!
     
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  19. BoromirsFan

    BoromirsFan Jedi Master star 4

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    Is this series building up to something? I have only read part 1 to 3, and so far it seems like its all buildup but it doesn't seem possible for it to be completely redeemed part 5.

    It could happen though.....
     
  20. The2ndQuest

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

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    3 was definitely a build-up to this issue. I'm curious to see how 5 could tie it together with 1-2 and the titular assassin.
     
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  21. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Somehow this issue felt like a Warhammer 40K Chaos Cult / Star Wars Cross Over
     
  22. cthugha

    cthugha Jedi Master star 3

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    wut

    ...this is so Marvel. 8-}
    Seriously this looks like they had 2 ideas for new Vader stories and just mashed them together. Both are cool in a way, and as you people said the artwork is awesome, but I can't imagine how this episode's side quest can have any relevance for issue 5. Will gladly do penance if proven wrong though :p
     
  23. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    Yes it is true, there are two plots. But I think issue 5 will show the connection, even if it is a spiritual one.
     
  24. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

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    This is my favorite of the recent DV comics. The artwork is fantastic and the story has a real Heavy Metal Magazine vibe, issue #4 definitely reminded me of Philippe Druillet stories from the late 70's and early 80's, stuff we know GL loved, so quite fitting. All told, a daring, surreal, fantasy-flavored visual feast and a very unique SW comic!
     
  25. johnthejedi24

    johnthejedi24 Jedi Master star 3

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    I know, when he referenced chaos I was thinking, have we switched galaxies all of a sudden. The religious guys remind me of prophets of Nurgle.
     
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