Jedi News Comic Review: Darth Vader #14



    It is a period of unrest. Darth Vader has tracked his son, the rebel pilot Luke Skywalker, to the planet Vrogas Vas. After Vader defeated several rebel squadrons, Luke forced both Vader and himself to crash-land.

    On their way to rescue Luke, Han Solo and Chewbacca discovered that Dr. Aphra, 0-0-0 and BT-1 had beaten them to him. With the aid of R2-D2, they managed to overpower Aphra and the enemy droids.

    Meanwhile, upon learning Vader was on the planet with no aid, Princess Leia ordered all rebel reinforcements to assist her in terminating him once and for all. Unfortunately, Vader found the Princess first…

    The Review

    Darth Vader 14 is to be honest, a disappointment. The cover (which can’t be judged) shows Han and Luke fighting Commando Droids, which does not happen in the comic at all. Leia’s encounter with Darth Vader could not have been more anti-climactic and Leia’s escape was basically her running from Vader into the mists.

    The Wookiee bounty hunter returns and he brings the Falcon down, by literally smashing into it. Its kinda dumb to say the least, and it copies exactly what Luke did to bring down his father. Seeing Han fly the Falcon brings tears to my eyes as I know his fate in The Force Awakens, and I don’t like that one bit

    Seeing Chewie fight the Wookiee bounty hunter will probably, unfortunately be anti-climatic unless Chewie and Han kill him, which would explain his absence in The Empire Strikes Back. My favorite scene has to be Triple Zero canabilizing C-3PO and stealing his arms, even though I’m not fond of BT and Triple 0. My only hope is that that Commander Karbin distracts Vader, so Luke doesn’t fight him again. I’m crossing my fingers for the best, and sadly must give this issue 2 out of 5 Death Stars, for the weak storyline.

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    Max Nocerino
    Max writes reviews on both canon and non-canon comic books and also reviews the short stories in Star Wars Insider. He has interviewed such authors such as Kevin Hearne and Jason Fry.