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Star Wars: Vader Down s/c


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Jason Aaron, Kieron Gillen & Mike Deodato, Salvador Larroca

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Page 45 Review by Jonathan

"The boy cannot hide from his destiny.
"Or from me."

It's time for a STAR WARS / DARTH VADER crossover party, as Daddy Darth indulges in some hide and seek with Luke, whilst Jason Aaron and Kieron Gillen play pass the writing parcel and Mike Deodata and Salvador Larroca swat the goodie-filled pictorial piñata to and fro. Technically this is volume three of both series, though Marvel will no doubt number the next individual volume of each as the third, being the party poopers they are...

Anyway, Darth is hot on the hyperspace heels of Death Star destroyer Skywalker, and he's tracked his wayward progeny down to the planet Vrogas Vas, where Luke is visiting the remains of an old Jedi temple searching for some answers of his own. Cue one unfortunate encounter with a Rebel Squadron later and we're crash-landing our way into a little father son tête-a-... errr... helmet... on the surface.

But, it's not all about father / son time! Rest assured Princess Leia plus C3P0, Han and Chewie are soon en route to the knees-up, despite not being invited. Plus everyone's favourite new characters Professor Aphra and her psychotic robotic entertainers Triple-Zero and BeeTee are gate-crashing too. That trio alone are guaranteed to make sure any party goes with a bang, and the guests with a blood-curdling scream... In fact, I'll leave it to them to explain precisely what mayhem is going to ensue during the course of this particular reunion celebration...

"This is officially not good. I've intercepted Rebel communications that say Vader was definitely shot down over Vrogas Vas. No word yet if he's alive or dead. At this point... I'm not sure if which would be worse. But either way, we've got to go after him. And if he's dead..."
"We could always simply murder everyone we encounter. No matter the problem, I usually find that to be the most elegant solution. BeeTee rather excitedly agrees."
" We're flying right into a nest of Rebel troops, Triple-Zero. I expect you'll get your wish."
"How splendid! Did you hear that, BeeTee? We get to torture and exterminate indiscriminately!"
"BLEEP!"

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