Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Review | Star Wars: Darth Vader: Shadows and Secrets [2015] Kieron Gillen

Darth Vader #7 After discovering his son is alive, Darth Vader tracks down his home on Tatooine with Doctor Aphra. Darth Vader watches the twin suns setting as he examines the home of Luke Skywalker and later destroys it. Darth Vader confiscated contraband from the Son-tuul Pride while Aphra and her bounty hunters plan on stealing it. 

Darth Vader #8 Aphra creates a diversion using an asteroid so her bounty hunters can steal contraband from an Imperial ship. The plan was set in motion by Darth Vader so he can carry out his schemes. Tagge provides Vader an inspector to help track down the missing fortune. 

Darth Vader #9 Imperial Inspector Thanoth investigates the fortune that was stolen as Aphra heads to Naboo searching for a military clerk Commodex Than.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #10 Inspector Thanoth investigates a theft of credits which was orchestrated by Darth Vader and Doctor Aphra who travels to Naboo to discover Padme Amidala was indeed pregnant with a son. Now Darth Vader and Doctor Aphra continue to track Luke however Inspector Thanoth is spying on them.

Stars Wars: Darth Vader #11 Aphra is gaining the location of Luke Skywalker from the information broker The Ante. She discovers his location as Darth Vader and Inspector Thanoth arrive to capture her. Darth Vader’s theft of the credits will be revealed if he doesn’t kill Aphra. She manages to escape her death by withholding information on Luke Skywalker’s location from Darth Vader until later however she is surrounded by Inspector Thanoth and his Imperial forces.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #12 Vader manages to redirect the assault on Aphra while they direct their attention on the Rebels. Vader and Thanoth manage to stop the Rebels instead of solving the theft of the credits. Vader meets Aphra and discovers the location of Luke Skywalker. The search for Luke continues in the first Star Wars and Darth Vader crossover: Star Wars: Vader Down. The entire first year of Darth Vader was discovering the identity of the pilot and confirming he is his son. Now the crossover continues the chase where Vader falls behind enemy lines in search for his son.