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Lit Darth Vader Annual #2

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Ancient Whills, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 5

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    DARTH VADER ANNUAL #2
    CHUCK WENDIG (W) • Leonard Kirk (A)
    Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.
    Variant Cover by TBA
    DARTH VADER intends for the Empire to hold no secrets for him — or from him. Which means it is time to dig into the pet project of GOVERNOR WILHUFF TARKIN and ORSON KRENNIC: the massive battle station being built on GEONOSIS. Opportunity arises when the project is hindered by sabotage from unknown forces. THE EMPEROR calls on his dark enforcer to root out the source of treachery that threatens to destabilize the Empire’s galactic ascent.
    32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
    Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd.
     
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  2. lordpixie

    lordpixie Jedi Knight star 1

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    looks great ! so this story may tell us what happens to Geonosis between this and rebels !
     
  3. iPodwithnomusic

    iPodwithnomusic Jedi Knight star 3

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    Really looking forward to this issue! I love the way the Death Star construction story has been continuously expanded across so many different media formats.
     
  4. Senpezeco

    Senpezeco Jedi Master star 3

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    Oooh yes, another cover by Deodato. I wonder who is doing the interior art. I'd be happy if that was also Deodato, as I really liked his style of drawing Vader in Vader Down. EDIT: Aha, I can't read what's right in front of me. My bad. Leonard Kirk is doing the interior art.
     
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  5. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Wendig writes good baddies and great story there just from the solicit so I'm super-excited for this one.
     
  6. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Jedi Master star 4

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    Maybe this comic will give us a reason why Vader doesn't have a posse of Death Troopers following him around like other top Imperials did.
     
  7. FiveFireRings

    FiveFireRings Jedi Padawan star 2

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    Recent issues of Aphra hint that the Death Troopers were ultimately a failed project of the Tarkin Initiative retired sometime between the end of Rebels and shortly after ANH (or at least that's how I'm reading it at the moment). What went wrong we don't yet know.
     
  8. iPodwithnomusic

    iPodwithnomusic Jedi Knight star 3

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    Preview
    I'm impressed with the preview, the story looks interesting and Leonard Kirk's artwork is very good like usual. It's his first time working on Marvel Star Wars but I've read quite a few other Marvel comics by him.
     
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  9. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Jedi Master star 4

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  10. MrDarth0

    MrDarth0 Jedi Knight star 3

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    So is this happening before the scene in ROTS where Vader is looking at the DS under construction together with Palpatine and Tarkin?

    I thought Vader knew about the Death Star project from the very start [face_thinking]
     
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  11. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Good question. It also means that, in that one scene from ROTS, Tarkin was probably experimenting with hairdye.
     
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  12. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Bonus points if the comic ends with Tarkin fatefully reaching for a Just For Dictators hair dye bottle.
     
  13. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I think he indeed knows about the Death Star being built and he is just investigating it in order to to show Tarkin who is boss... and that's when the sabotage happens. I mean, Galen Erso could have named the DS project "Stardust" back when he still thought he was doing energy research, but that would be a bit awkward.