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Darth Vader #10

by Alan Rapp on February 17, 2021

in Comics

Darth Vader #10 comic reviewDarth Vader #10 continues the “Into the Fire” storyline of Darth Vader continuing to fight for his life. The end of the previous issue foreshadowed Vader’s journey to Exegol, the Dark Lord of the Sith won’t make it to the planet until the final panels as he faces a couple more challenges in a Summa-verminoth and a trio of Imperial Star Destroyers all intent on preventing Vader from reaching the planet.

Very much a middle issue of the arc, pushing any interesting reveals about Exegol to the next issue (at the earliest), Darth Vader #10 is an issue which you could skip over and not miss much. The issue isn’t bad, it features Vader’s impressive piloting skills (something Star Wars usually only showcases with Anakin prior to his fall to the Dark Side) and is notable some vivid hallucinations involving Vader and his son.

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Star Wars Adventures: Smuggler’s Run #2

by Alan Rapp on February 3, 2021

in Comics

Star Wars Adventures: Smuggler's Run #2 comic reviewSet after the events of the Battle of Yavin, Han Solo and Chewbacca have been talked into a mission by Princess Leia by travelling to the Outer Rim world of Cyrkon in search of a Rebel on the run who has information that may spell the end of the Rebellion if it falls into Imperial hands. After duping Imperials to attack the bounty hunters after them in the last issue, Han and Chewie continue their search for Lieutenant Caluan Ematt.

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Darth Vader #9

by Alan Rapp on January 20, 2021

in Comics

Darth Vader‘s fight for his life on Mustafar continues in Darth Vader #9 as the Dark Lord of the Sith stays one-step ahead of Ochi who has been joined by an army of killer droids who mistakenly believe Vader’s parts are what give the Sith his power (and hope to steal a bit of that for themselves).

Despite his makeshift limbs, Vader proves more than enough for his adversaries. Armed with his lightsaber and new purpose, the arc makes yet another tie to The Rise of Skywalker with the introduction of a Sith wayfinder and Vader’s discovery of the existence of the Emperor‘s secret facility on Exegol.

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The Mandalorian – The Rescue

by Alan Rapp on December 22, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: The Mandalorian – The Rescue (Chapter 16)
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The Mandalorian - The Rescue television review

Although Pedro Pascal will return for a Third Season, “The Rescue” is the culmination of The Mandalorian‘s two-year arc. Since his discovery of Grogu everything has led Mandalorian (Pascal) to this moment. And, once again, the show brings back a number of familiar faces to help Din Djarin in his attempts to rescue Grogu from the clutches of Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito). With the help of Cara Dune (Gina Carano), Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison), Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen, Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), and Koska Reeves (Sasha Banks), Din leads a rescue doomed to failure. Despite the Valkyries at his back, the group is no match for Gideon’s Dark Troopers leading to the show’s final surprise appearance and farewell to another fan favorite character. Spoilers begin here.

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