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Lit Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith #13-18: Burning Seas (4/6 Released)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Ancient Whills, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. FiveFireRings

    FiveFireRings Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Does the R1 unit (if they're still called that) in the last few issues seem a little bit downscaled, or have they always been smaller than I've thought?

    Next issue looks good.
     
  2. Grievpalpy75

    Grievpalpy75 Jedi Knight star 2

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    Next arc is going to be awesome:
     
  3. SensationalSean

    SensationalSean Jedi Knight star 3

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    I haven't found the Mon Calamari arc wildly engaging, but I'm very excited about Fortress Vader!
     
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  4. Grievpalpy75

    Grievpalpy75 Jedi Knight star 2

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    I think this pretty much confirms that the Inquisitorius is based on Mustafar.
     
  5. Vialco

    Vialco Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Don't they already have a headquarters? In the Sith factory lair in the Works? It's where we first see them sparring and the facility is clearly full equipped with medical droids and a map room. That seemed like the Inquisitor HQ. Grand Inquisitor probably has an office there, from which he reports to Vader.

    The Mustafar installation is Vader's personal retreat. Palpatine has his palace in the old Jedi Temple. Grand Inquisitor has his headquarters in the Works and Vader has his castle on Mustafar.

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  6. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    We've seen the inquisitors stationed at the Works about one week after the establishment of the Empire. Considering that they were already good to go that soon, it is very likely that they have been preparing to hunt Jedi prior to Order 66. Now that the series has jumped one year later, maybe the inqusitors have more formal headquarters/center of some sort? The Works was used by the Sith in order to stay hidden, and not because they preferred to be in an unremarkable, half ruined (at least externally) building.

    Speaking of the inquisitors, I wonder why they weren't used during Operation Knightfall? They were already trained and loyal to Sidious by the end of the Clone Wars and also, they were (as far as we know) stationed on Coruscant the whole time. Why was Vader the only Force user to lead the attack on the Jedi Temple?
     
  7. Grievpalpy75

    Grievpalpy75 Jedi Knight star 2

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    Because there were, to quote Vader, not ready to hunt Jedi alone.
     
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  8. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    Correct, but during Operation Knightfall they wouldn't have been alone - Vader would have lead them and, of course, there would be the 501st to assist.

    Obviously, Vader didn't need their help when the temple was attacked, but that's not the point. The question is, why didn't Palpatine order the inquisitors to join Vader in the attack? Unless Palpatine wanted to test Vader in such a scenario and see how he manages against a bunch of Jedi without the aid of other Dark Sider's, then wouldn't it be more logical to have more than one Force user in such a battle, just in case?
     
  9. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Not exciting? [face_shame_on_you]

    Get thee to a nunnery. Be gone! [face_waiting]

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  10. revan772

    revan772 Jedi Knight star 3

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    The Mon Cal arc is one of my all time favourites of Marvel Star Wars, it is really good. Though I really like Lee Char so I may be a bit bias. Still not the greatest, and the Vader one is better, but still a good arc for me. :)
     
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  11. Grievpalpy75

    Grievpalpy75 Jedi Knight star 2

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    Love the story but the art is a bit of a laydown.
     
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  12. Vialco

    Vialco Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    For me it's the opposite. The art is fantastic but this doesn't seem like a story that Vader takes center stage in. If it weren't for the presence of a Jedi, Vader's services wouldn't be needed here. He's not the military leader of the Empire yet.

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  13. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    my god...it just keeps getting better
     
  14. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    If burning seas is what he's after, I know some real estate in Hawaii he might want to look at...
     
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  15. SensationalSean

    SensationalSean Jedi Knight star 3

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    How do you know I'm not POSTING FROM A NUNNERY?! Nuns read comics too, I'm sure. And they're a little bored with it.

    Exactly, it's more of a military story than a Vader one (even though I'm sure he'll rise from the depths like a badass). I love the glimpses of Tarkin and the Inquisitors, but the overall story feels a little unfocused where Soule's previous arcs didn't.
     
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  16. Sigismund

    Sigismund Jedi Youngling

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    I'll be disappointed if it isn't build on a foundation of bones :p
     
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  17. Vialco

    Vialco Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Well. Whoever called the identity of Tenth Brother got it right. He is indeed Prosset Dibs. This was a good issue. We got to see Raddus in action at the South Pole. It seems I was mistaken about Ferren Barr. He is manipulating his allies and servants with the Force. Such a poor use of the Great Energy. But the last scene is the most epic. He uses a Mind Trick on the clones to convince them to execute Order 66...on the Inquisitors. Since they used to be former Jedi. He even names all three of them. Not bad for the penultimate issue of this arc. Sad that the last one is five weeks away though." [spoiler/]
     
  18. Anslyder

    Anslyder Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I'm not surprised about this because I already said before that he seem to be really shady.
     
  19. Vialco

    Vialco Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    You know it's funny you say that. Because we know there are catacombs beneath the castle and there are usually skeletons in catacombs.

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  20. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    So who is who among the Inquisitors?
     
  21. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    Good job to everyone that guessed the Tenth Brother's identity as Prosset Dibs. It's also nice that we got the names for the Ninth Sister and Sixth Brother too. I like that Barr is not the nicest Jedi, that's an interesting way of how Jedi are used in post ROTS stories (Koffi Arana from Purge is another example that comes to mind of a Jedi straying from the Jedi path after Order 66). The flashback's on how Barr's disciples were recruited were pretty touching. The first one with Nipaltoo is a bit similar to that of Crys Taanzer from Dark Times, although the outcomes in both stories and characters are drastically different. We got to see some clones too! And in one of the flashbacks there were stormtrooper helmets that are intermediate between the Phase II clone helmets and the "standard" stormtrooper ones.

    Overall, a good issue.

    Prosset Dibs is the Tenth Brother (the miraluka with the long white hair and two lightsabers). I guess that Bil Valen is the Sixth Brother and Masana Tide the Ninth Sister. Not 100% sure on the other two though.
     
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  22. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    double post
     
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  23. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Well, today's issue didn't disappoint! :eek:

    Tons of great battle stuff. Plus flashbacks. Plus Jedi motives that aren't always the purest! I get that folks want more Vader in this arc, but it really is a story first and foremost about the battle for Mon Cala. Seeing Admiral Raddus's action in the south pole was wicked cool. In short- he gathered several merchant vessels from the Mon Calamari Shipyards (foreshadowing the current SW ongoing arc) and fashioned them into a fortress. Kinda confused if it is a fortress or just a much of planetary or atmosphere bound cruisers, but they have a "protective bubble", so I'm guessing they aren't launching into space yet.

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  24. iPodwithnomusic

    iPodwithnomusic Jedi Knight star 3

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    Awesome story with some really great plot twists, and the usual strong artwork by Camuncoli. Master Barr became more interesting in this issue, especially because of the differences in his behaviour from most of the other Jedi we've seen. I liked the continuity with the Mace Windu miniseries, and after that last page reveal I really can't wait for the next issue!
     
  25. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Jedi Master star 4

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    Brilliant twist, though a bit dampened by the fact that we know two of the Inquisitors live through it.