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

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  1. The_Forgotten_Jedi Jedi Master

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    Ah forgot to include my thought she could have gotten into Infil'a's ship. Her parents were working on it after all.
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  2. Vialco Jedi Grand Master

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    Do we know when Issue #5 will be released? There's been no date set for it.
  3. tatooinesandworm Jedi Knight

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    9/6/2017 Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith #5
    10/4/2017 Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith #6



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  4. Vialco Jedi Grand Master

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    Five weeks apart and then four weeks apart. A marked change from the three-week cycles we've been seeing so far.
  5. Darth Nave Jedi Knight

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    Now that Vader has a lightsaber, it will be interesting to see how he makes its hilt nearly 1:1 replica of his Jedi blade and who the first Jedi he kills it with is (my hope is that it's somebody we know). Going forward though, I would like to see him do things other than hunt Jedi, because that could get boring quickly. So far the comic is excellent though, and Master Infi'la was an imposing challenge. I like how Vader bested him by forcing him to succumb to his more compassionate instincts.
  6. rjrjr Jedi Knight

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    So, Vader gets damaged by his opponent and ultimately wins. Basically, like every other Vader story during this time period, except it was spread over 2 issues instead of told in one.
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  7. Valryk Jedi Padawan

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    Yup, typical Vader weekly genocide story.
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  8. Ancient Whills Jedi Grand Master

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    Kieron Gillen and Matt Martin from Lucasfilm Story Group talk about Darth Vader #4
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  9. tatooinesandworm Jedi Knight

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    I know this is the Vader thread, but Kieron's comments about his upcoming Star Wars run have me absolutely excited! thanks for posting the video.


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  10. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Yeah, I don't think there's much scope for 'Vader loses' stories, which might be the point. That come ANH Vader has had over a decade and a half of victory after victory, he likely considers the Battle of Yavin a foregone conclusion because none can match him.

    Then it all goes very wrong and Sid is massively pissed off because of it.
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  11. Valryk Jedi Padawan

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    The Dark Horse Vader stories handled him very well.
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  12. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    But they didn't do that many stories with him, they were quite careful.
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  13. Chris_Fives Jedi Knight

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    Hmmm I was wxpecting more issues with Infil'a.. that was too quick :/
  14. spicer Jedi Master

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    The current story of
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    Vader fighting Kirak, a surviving Jedi, and killing him in a "classic" manner
    is following the same formula as three of the four Purge stories. They don't have way too much depth in terms of characterization and story (although they aren't completely lacking either), but they have that "cool factor". So far we haven't had too many stories where the main focus is simply Vader killing Jedi. In total there are just five, including this one - Purge: Last Stand of the Jedi, Seconds to Die&The Hidden Blade; Extinction; and, this one. All of the aforementioned constitute for 6-7 standard comic book issues. There are of course other stories where Vader fights Jedi, but they are different, as they are not focusing completely on Vader (Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader), focus very little on Vader (Dark Times, Coruscant Nights), or they handle the Vader vs Jedi story in a unique and pretty unexpected way (Purge: The Tyrant's Fist).

    So far so good when it comes to the new Darth Vader by Marvel. But, if it continues with a Jedi of the week story arc after arc, then I'll agree with most of you that we're repeating the same stuff. I really hope that this series introduces an original character that we can follow along Vader, just like the previous series had Aphra. We need a character(s) that we're going to be invested in and not know their fate. That's not possible with Vader alone. Perhaps a new inquisitor character? Just my opinion.
  15. cwustudent Jedi Master

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    Go on, please.
  16. spicer Jedi Master

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    Your avatar complements your comment perfectly ;)
  17. SilentGuy66 Jedi Master

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    Anyone else think the next issue will end with Vader striding onto the bridge of a star wars destroyer overlooking the in construction death star? ;)
  18. spicer Jedi Master

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    I really hope so, that would be very fitting.
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  19. Vialco Jedi Grand Master

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    A pair of Sith Lords stand on the bridge of a Star Destroyer with a Sector Governor named Tarkin and survey the growing skeleton of a spherical battle station the size of a moon.

    The long night has begun....
  20. tatooinesandworm Jedi Knight

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    Sorry, blech. Already done at the end of ROTS. I want to see the end of the issue have Vader destroying some kind of Jedi memento from his past, with his brand new red saber.


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  21. cwustudent Jedi Master

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    I suppose it does! Well, now I can't revert to my quizzical-Anakin avatar.

    As interesting as Vader is, he's still immortal in a sense, as is the Grand Inquisitor (who should arrive soon). I agree with your opinion that a mortal character would help the series. Without that risk, the series becomes a vehicle for world-building only. A lower-ranked Inquisitor has potential. But my mind instinctively asks, "Why is ____ absent later?" (Example: Ahsoka during TCW). It would also be important to make that character likeable! I'm open to the idea, of course. I'm just curious how I could finding myself cheering for an Inquisitor.
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  22. Jam Lacobus Jedi Knight

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    Wow! What an issue. Really loved it. Read it so fast I had to read it twice.

    Anakin has been Vader for such a short time, maybe I would have liked to see some of his Clone Wars heroism seep back in, rather than mass murder so soon after becoming Vader, but hey, minor niggle. Sith Lords gotta Sith.

    I doubt it's going to be 'Jedi of the Week'. But a little Jedi slaughter every now and then suits me fine.
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  23. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    If they hit those dates, as usual keep an eye on the releases thread.
  24. spicer Jedi Master

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    When it comes to stories centred around villains, the key thing to me at least is to make their story interesting. It is very difficult and almost impossible to sympathise with a villain character, like a potential inquisitor. But, if the story is captivating and I am eager to learn what happens next, then that's all I need. No need to like or root for the character, just hook me with their story.
  25. Rickleo123 Jedi Knight

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    Huh? How is Vader any different from writing Wolverine or Batman or any other "immortal" character we KNOW isn't going to die? You just need to show his psychology and inner progression and how he's affected by the events around him. We don't need some Aphra character to show up and upstage him in his own book. Keep these stories about who they're supposed to be about Vader.

    Regarding this issue, more I think about it the more disappointed I am. After stressing how unorthodox and dangerous this Kirak character was in the prior issue, his portrayal here isn't much different than your standard prequel era Jedi and the payoff of seeing Vader slay him isn't as strong. Kirak obviously had banished himself for a reason, he's mentally unstable and possibly has some sort of past demons he's running from. Yet the defeat simply felt underwhelming. It would have been interesting if Kirak laughed out loud or reacted with indifference or something when Vader threatened the village. Anything but the obvious reaction that makes just another brainwashed jedi who has no original thoughts. I was just hoping there would be more to his character.
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