Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Review | Star Wars: Vader Down #1 [2015] Jason Aaron | Kieron Gillen

The first year of Darth Vader from Marvel Comics sees him finding the identity of the pilot who destroyed the first Death Star then discovering he is also his son. Following the events in his own series, Darth Vader heads towards the planet which is the current location of Luke Skywalker and a former Jedi Temple. However after coming out of hyperspace, he is greeted by three squadrons of X-Wings currently conducting training exercises. Vader takes on both Blue and Yellow Squadrons before facing Red Squadron and Luke Skywalker.

Luke knows Vader is on the Tie Fighter so he decides to ram him which brings both fighters down to the planet. The Rebellion along with Leia and Han head towards the planet as the Rebels currently on the planet prepare to surround Vader. The first part of Vader Down packs a punch especially with Luke ramming his X-Wing into Vader’s TIE Fighter. You have both action and suspense kicking off the six-part crossover by writer Jason Aaron.