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Lit Star Wars #13: Five Days of Sith, part 1 ( of 2)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by AdmiralNick22 , Oct 31, 2013.

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  1. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Star Wars #13

    After a defeat by Rebel forces and the escape of prisoner Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader decides to clean house. From one end of the galaxy to the other, Vader’s “new broom”—a squad of elite stormtroopers backed by the Dark Lord’s own lightsaber—is sweeping the ranks of the Empire!

    Writer: Brian Wood
    Penciller: Facundo Percio
    Inker: Dan Parsons
    Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
    Cover Artist: Hugh Fleming

    Publication Date: January 08, 2014
    Format: FC, 32 pages;
    Ongoing Price: $2.99

    Looks like the 501st "Vader's Vist" unit might be replaced by "Vader's Broom"! [face_laugh]

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  2. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Interesting.
     
  3. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Now that's a nice cover.
     
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  4. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    It would be sort of awkward if Veers or Piett walked in on him doing that.... whatever it is he's doing. Evil dominating gesture thing.


    Better yet, they call him from the same hologram unit at that very moment.
     
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  6. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    They'd be used to Vader having his "moments"

    "I told you she would never consciously betray the Rebellion...

    ...

    ...

    *waves hand about*"
     
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  8. Protectorate

    Protectorate Jedi Padawan star 1

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    If only Bircher had not been given control of the Devastator based on the sliced in files, I would be fine with this storyline. I have no problem with Vader hunting down a slicer who made the Empire look foolish, in fact, I enjoy it. But the fact that the Emperor himself apparently read a FAKE file, and then appointed him to take control of a Star Destroyer, is beyond ludicrous, I don't care how many files you fabricated. You can't replace him ACTUALLY BEING THERE. Which should have been followed up on before placing him in charge of hunting down the Rebel flet.
     
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  9. Darth_Henning

    Darth_Henning Jedi Master star 4

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    Please, PLEASE tell me that they won't actually be called Vader's New Broom in the comic. Groan.
     
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  10. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    So, Vader has another female aide. That alone would be remarkable, but she's also a non-white female aide. That would normally be a cause for plaudits, except given certain revelations I'm not ready to celebrate anything related to Star Wood.
     
  11. Vialco

    Vialco Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I am in full agreement. What a lame metaphor.

    Cleaning house is what a CEO does when he's been replaced by the Board of Directors. It's not something a Sith Lord deigns to participate in. If someone stands in a Sith Lord's way, they walk up behind them and stab them in the heart.
     
  12. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Vader isn't so underhanded, though.
     
  13. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nice try, Star Wood.
     
  14. Darth_Henning

    Darth_Henning Jedi Master star 4

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    Thought that seemed strangely familiar. Darn it.
     
  15. LightsaberAccident

    LightsaberAccident Jedi Padawan star 1

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    If you switch really fast between the two images it looks like Vader conjures a Courscant cityscape out of an unhelmeted stormtrooper.
     
  16. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    This entire series is lame. It might as well ignore everything in ESB anyway.
     
  17. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    OH LOOK TWO IMAGES LOOK SUPERFICIALLY SIMILAR EVERYONE PANIC
     
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  18. Havac

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    No, you're thinking of Qui-Gon.
     
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  19. Chewbacca89

    Chewbacca89 Jedi Master star 5

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    Hey what's going on with this next issue? It's not following the current story line, right?
     
  20. Protectorate

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  21. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Interesting to see the new black (she's clearly not African nor American) female officer. See if she sticks around and if her skin color will change as radically as some other characters in comics (cough, Storm)

    Hmm, Vader spending 7+ hours out of 8 torturing people to make an example? Poor major, whose crime seems to be overconfidence rather than decietfulness to Vader, who is willing to cooperate but is tortured anyways. And a head of security simply shot, with no chance for explanation or attempt to make amends. Sounds far closer to Thrawn's dismissive evaluation of Vader than Traviss's "Vader, hero of the lower ranks" version.
     
  22. Vialco

    Vialco Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Impressive, someone actually got the Ra's Al Ghul reference.

    Most Impressive
     
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  23. DigitalMessiah

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  24. Revanfan1

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    Or we could just say that Anakin/Vader right after ROTS stuck close to his men because he remembered actually being Anakin, but the closer to ANH, and beyond, we got, the more Vader became cruel and uncaring about his soldiers. It would make a certain amount of sense and then we could keep both Zahn and KT's versions of Vader.
     
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  25. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Zahn's Vader was feared by the officers, while Traviss' was beloved by the enlisted grunts. There's no incompatibility there.

    Edit: In fact, the latter might be in part due to the former. The ESB radio drama has Vader explicitly execute Ozzel because of all the Imperial lives that will be lost in the ground assault which could have been avoided if they were able to perform an orbital bombardment of the Rebel base -- which wasn't possible because he came out of lightspeed too close to the system and the Rebels put their shield up.

    Vader is just executing the officers for incompetence, in the same way that the incompetent officers are getting their men killed with poor judgement. Or so is the perspective of the common soldier, evidently.
     
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