Chewbacca, Part IV
It is a period of renewed hope for the galaxy. After accidentally crash-landing his ship on the Outer Rim planet Andelm-IV, Chewbacca, fearless warrior son of Kashyyyk, has put aside his own personal mission to help a young hero named Zarro.
An opportunistic gangster named Jaum has taken over Andelm IV, enslaving the people – including Array, Zarro’s father – and selling natural resources to the dreaded Galactic Empire. After attempting to rescue her father, Zarro and Chewbacca found themselves trapped within the planet’s deep caverns. Deftly escaping with Jaum thinking them dead, the two heroes head toward the spaceport to get outside help.
Little do they know, Jaum has called for outside resources. The Empire is coming to Andelm IV…
Darth Vader 16 starts off where Darth Vader Annual 1 ended. It is Vader’s mission to bring the Ore-Barons of Shu-Torun in line. The Emperor is not pleased that Vader killed Karbin, but gives him an opportunity to redeem himself, BUT he has to work with Cylo, which is something that Vader does not want to do. The tension between Vader and Queen Trios is interesting, as she demands that Vader show her respect. Vader agrees to do so, in exchange for her not questioning him.
Writer: Gerry Duggan
Artist: Phil Noto
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
The art is on par with the rest of the series with its bright, colorful panels, clean lines, and attention to detail. The layouts do a good job of conveying the story visually. There’s no confusing panels and the flow stays smooth throughout. The also compliments the light hearted tone of the story.