After making his away aboard the stolen Executor, Darth Vader sabotages the heisted Star Destroyer before making his way to his confrontation with Morit outside the hull of the Executor. After dispatching his foe by Force-flicking Morit into the nearby son, Vader can continue his climb through ship to find his true prey, Cylo. However, the master of cybernetics does have one last trick up his sleeve.
Despite his small victories over the course of the last two issues accomplishing the impossible without breaking a sweat, Vader does stand defeated as the comic comes to a close. With his mechanical body constructed largely by Cylo’s technology, the Dark Lord of the Sith finds himself in the rarest of situations at someone else’s mercy.
While offering us our first deep-space lightsaber battle of the series, Darth Vader #23 also finds a use for Aphra and the bounty hunters offering a short subplot involving their search for the Emperor aboard the crippled Star Destroyer. Worth a look.