Lit Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith #1-6: The Chosen One (5/6 Released)

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  1. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    This may be the best "describe a film plot badly" I have ever read.
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  2. ExplosivEwok Jedi Youngling

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    this is what the last few pages looks like

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  3. LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master

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    And I clicked on it. Because I'm an idiot.
  4. JediFett10 Jedi Master

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  5. MrDarth0 Jedi Knight

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    Issue #3 is my favourite so far and one of the best SW comics Marvel has put out in a long time.

    Really like the new Jedi. I actually wish we would be following his adventures in the GFFA ala Dass Jennir in Dark Times.
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  6. spicer Jedi Master

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    I'm all for a pre-Barash vow Kirak story.
  7. SilentGuy66 Jedi Master

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    Let's just say having finished issue #4

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    Master Kirak we hardly knew ye
  8. tatooinesandworm Jedi Knight

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    Harumpf. ☹️


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  9. Rickleo123 Jedi Knight

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    Um can you please be more descriptive... details please with spoiler tags of course.
  10. tatooinesandworm Jedi Knight

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    Vader Force Snapped his neck as he Force held him suspended over a village that Infil'a was begging Vader to spare.



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  11. ConservativeJedi321 Jedi Grand Master

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    Hm, it felt a little rushed, but I don't mind. Vader uses the droid to repair his leg, and other damaged parts then tracks Kirak down to Am'balaar city. Which seems to be mostly populated by Tholothian's from the look of it.

    Kirak is there to pick up his Starfighter from a family of mechanics who were paid years ago to store it, He seems to believe Vader is dead, which raises the question why can't he sense the fact that he is alive? His ship needs some repairs so he uses the force aid them in fixing it while discussing recent events. He explains how he supposedly killed the Sith, and considers returning here after he kills Sidious to train the mechanics daughter in the force.

    But as Vader enters the city Kirak senses his presence and nearly panics, he can't fathom how the he survived. Kirak runs out of the hanger, and sees the Sith standing atop of a water dam. Vader has claimed the high ground for himself. Pretty cool imagery really.

    Next the Jedi tells the mechanics to hide, while he confronts Vader again. They engage in a brief duel, which is interrupted by city guards who are concerned they might do damage to the Dam. Vader of course attacks them with the force, tossing them of the wall, and Kirak telekinetically tries to save them.

    Instead of just stabbing Kirak in the back, Vader takes it a step further by using the Force to damage the water plant. Kirak is overextending himself, desperately trying to save his friends, as well as the city as a whole from drowning. Kirak pleads with Vader, that this is only a battle between Jedi and Sith. He says that Vader can kill him if he must, but begs him to leave the citizens live.
    Vader calls the Jedi's lightsaber to him with the force, then snaps Kiraks neck. Master Infil'a dies watching Am'balaar flood, and thousands die.

    Personally I kind of wish Vader would have used his own lightsaber to kill him, that would be a rather twisted sort of ironic. But this was pretty good from my POV.
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  12. spicer Jedi Master

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    If I have to use only one word to describe this issue - brutal
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    Despite the fact that I knew the outcome (Vader kills everybody), there was still something in me that rooted for Kirak and his friends by default. Taking that into consideration, this issue was hard to read at times. First Arex - I really liked that droid even from a single issue, and I did feel sorry when Vader crushed him. The artwork is okay, but if it were more detailed, the moment when Vader attached Arex's leg to him would've looked even more graphic for Star Wars standards. Did anyone else notice the blood squirt when Vader attached his new leg?

    Next, Kirak and his friends. Of course, not much development was possible in just a few pages, but I found it to be enough to feel sorry for all of them. Great job to the artist for managing to capture the shock and panic in Kirak's eyes when he tried to save the city. It seems that Kirak wasn't aware with the level of evil he was dealing with. He described Vader perfectly as a monster, as all of Vader's actions were monstrous.

    Despite the predictability of the outcome, I commend the creative team for delivering a gut wrenching issue. The art could be better, but it's certainly not bad. There are some very cool panels, I especially liked the one where Kirak and Vader clash their weapons. Great issue #4!
  13. ConservativeJedi321 Jedi Grand Master

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    First time I read it, I assumed that was oil, or something similar. Upon closer inspection, you are right. Creepy.
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  14. spicer Jedi Master

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    It's neither the first time, nor the most graphic blood depiction in Star Wars. But it's not very often that we get anything like that.
  15. ConservativeJedi321 Jedi Grand Master

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    I am aware. Small typo in my above statement that I corrected. Still a little creepy.[face_dunno]
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  16. Rickleo123 Jedi Knight

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    Wow that sounds pretty lame!

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    It is very anti-climatic for Vader to just show up, Force Choke and snap his neck like a twig. Then again it was EXACTLY the way I predicted in that Vader had to "cheat" to win rather than actually "best" Kirak in combat. For once, can we actually SHOW Vader single handily beat a Jedi in combat? He had to distract Kirak by using the villagers as victims and draw his attention away from the duel. I would have appreciated a more drawn out and extended round of action between them. Maybe even show Kirak commend Vader for his skills and power since he so easily dismissed him just the last issue. It would have at least made some logical sense for how Vader dispatched of him so easily after the struggle before. Not a very interesting ending at all. Disappointing.
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  17. ConservativeJedi321 Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, considering he was lacking a lightsaber for these first few issues I don't blame him for cheating. But now that he is about to build his own blade I fully expect him to be taking down some Jedi survivors, fair and square, soon.
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  18. ManWithoutAStar Jedi Knight

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    Vader still needs to get used to the suit and rework his technique and he was wounded...I expected a similar outcome because of that.

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    I really liked this issue personaly. The art was beautiful, and it nicely captured the desperation in Kirak's eyes...I felt sorry for him. I was surprised with Vader drowning the city, but hey, he made Kirak suffer for besting him.
    I am really looking forward to see the saber construction!
  19. spicer Jedi Master

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    Yes. Read Purge: Last Stand of the Jedi, Purge: The Hidden Blade, Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader, Dark Times: Vector #2, Dark Times: A Spark Remains #5, The Force Unleashed (Vader vs. Kento Marek), Extinction part I&II. Also, Episode IV: A New Hope. There are probably more examples, but of the top of my head here are a few.

    Don't forget that Vader was badly injured, so much so that Kirak was shocked to see him alive. And perhaps the most important bit people seem to forget regarding these first 4 issues: Vader has been in the suit for less than one week. Considering Vader's condition, both physical and mental, it's pretty impressive that he killed a Jedi Master and wiped an entire town at the same time. In fact, I am a bit tempted to say that Vader has been overpowered in this issue. But, to each their own. It's fine if you don't like the comic, not everything is up to everyone's taste :)
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  20. zam wesell2005 Jedi Knight

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    Kylo, loses to an untrained scavenger. Vader, tore to pieces at this age, does this.
  21. ManWithoutAStar Jedi Knight

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  22. zam wesell2005 Jedi Knight

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    Vader, had holes in him and his leg blown off, and takes out a master.
  23. Cynda Jedi Knight

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    Kirak shouts to Vader that the people living below the dam have nothing to do with their fight, that it is not about them. Vader retorts that their duel is about the others... because their lives matter to Kirak.

    As you said Vader uses Kirak's compassion as just another tool in his arsenal during their duel and to make him suffer.
  24. The_Forgotten_Jedi Jedi Master

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    Geez, that was equally brutal and fantastic.

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    Love the tactical side of Vader. He knows he isn't 100% and is still not used to the suit, so why not drown the city as a distraction to let him strangle Infil'a while forcing him to watch? Perfectly Sith.

    Why do I have a sinking feeling about the girl Infil'a was considering training? I worry she may have survived and might be a prime candidate for an Inquisition...
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  25. tatooinesandworm Jedi Knight

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    unless she can breathe di-hydrogen monoxide, I seriously doubt it.



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