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Title: Darth Vader, Vol 1: Vader (Star Wars Disney Canon Graphic Novel Darth Vader #1)
Author: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca (Illustrations)
Format: Epub
Rating: 5/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: April 7, 2017
Book Summary: The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series! Ever since Darth Vader's first on-screen appearance, he has become one of pop-culture's most popular villains. Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own solo adventures — showing the Empire's war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! But when a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to? As Vader pursues a very personal vengeance against the Rebels and investigates the Emperor's secret machinations, he clashes with weapons scavenger Aphra and deadly Battle Droids, and returns to Geonosis to build an army. But some very powerful people don't want him to learn the truths he seeks! Guest-starring Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett and more!

Collecting DARTH VADER #1-6.
Book Review: This series follows Vader shortly after Episode IV. The Death Star has been destroyed and Vader has returned to the Emperor's fold. Unfortunately for Vader, the Emperor is not happy with the way things have happened and punishes him for it. He is forced to take orders from an Imperial Officer named Tagge.

Of course, Vader does have other plans. One of them is to find out who that young pilot was that led the destruction of the Death Star. He enlists Bobba Fett to find those answers while he, in the meantime, builds himself an army.

We meet Aphra, who is a rogue archeologist and is on the hunt for lost weapons. A very evil C-3PO version named Triple Zero, who delights in torture to gain information, and BT-1, who is a destructor droid.

Then there was the cliffhanger that made me wish the whole next episodes in the series went diferently than they had. It would have been a bit more interesting to see what exactly Vader could have done all together to possibly change the direction of Luke and find out about Leia.

This book was extremely page-turning and as a fan of Star Wars, I was thrilled to see Vader have his own comic book and we get a glimpse into what he was doing between episodes IV and V. The most interesting of this series was the fact we saw more of Vader's power than we have seen in the original series itself. He seemed much more powerful than what he was portrayed in the movies.

Still I have to say this was devouring and worth the read. I am quite looking forward to getting my hands on the rest of this series. I enjoyed it. The portrayal of Vader was excellent. So much character development really came through here with him. You see him wanting so much to break away from the Emperor but at the same time there is that part of him that is still chained to the Emperor.

Vader has and will always be my favorite villain of all time. Nothing is ever going to change that.

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