Never underestimate the power of the Dark Side. Vader has been defeated by Cylo-V and trapped within the mechanical body which the cybernetic genius has completely shut down. But just because the Dark Lord of the Sith is down doesn’t necessarily mean he’s out.
Taking place mostly inside the mind of Vader we see glimpses of Mustafar and the choices of Anakin Skywalker that continue to dominate his destiny. It’s an interesting issue to see the events played out from Vader’s point-of-view, we even see Vader responsible for destroying Anakin at one point. The point of the issue is Anakin is dead, and through the power of sheer will the presence that impossibly wills the dormant mechanical body into action belongs solely to Darth Vader.
With Cylo reborn into yet another clone his story isn’t done just yet as the series heads into it’s over-sized final issue next month. The issue should also wrap-up the story arc of Aphra who makes an unexpected move heading into the series’ finale. Worth a look.