Review of Star Wars: Darth Vader vol. 2 by Kieron Gillen

I enjoyed the first volume of the new Darth Vader comic enough to keep reading, but it had its issues.  I’m glad I did.  Volume 2 has moved beyond the issues of volume 1 and come into its own.

Darth Vader vol 2

Volume 2 picks up where volume 1 left off, with Vader searching for Luke, making his own moves against the Emperor, and trying to cover his tracks.

The artwork is still fabulous and a highlight of the comic.

The plot primarily concerns the confiscation and theft and subsequent investigation of a large amount of “credits” (which strangely just look like small gold bars).  Alphara (along with Bizarro C-3PO and R2-D2) is mostly making moves without Vader and remains a big favorite.  But she may not be favorite character form the comic.  That might go to Inspector Thanoth, Vader’s new Sherlock Homes-esque adjutant and a much worthier adversary than his last one.

Darth Vader no 10

The story is very strong.  Vader is forced to use his wits against Inspector Thanoth, for once, and it intertwines perfectly with the heist storyline.  The suspense remains taut throughout.

4/5 Stars.

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2 Responses to Review of Star Wars: Darth Vader vol. 2 by Kieron Gillen

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