Kim's Reviews > Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command

Star Wars by W. Haden Blackman
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Mar 06, 12

bookshelves: graphic-novels, sci-fi
Recommended for: Darth Vader fanatics
Read on March 06, 2012, read count: 1

** spoiler alert ** I was intrigued by the title and by the cover when I passed by this graphic novel in the library, so I picked it up. Once I started, though, I couldn't stop. Vader in his early days, when he is still coming into his own as a Sith Lord, when he is still actively haunted by all that he sacrificed, it just leaps out and grabs you.

I was a little thrown by the artwork, finding that it didn't resemble the characters from the movies all that much, but it was still quite lovely.

I was especially intrigued by how Vader is still actively haunted by Padmé and what they could have had -- a life together with their son (I loved the boy's name, Jinn -- perhaps in honor of Qui-Gon Jinn?), remaking the galaxy. It's rather interesting, the world Vader saw, Padmé as the new Chancellor. I doubted she'd be able to make the Jedi obsolete by any means (there is always evil to fight, no matter what), but it's intriguing that Anakin hoped that she would still do so.

A fascinating look into the early days of Vader...

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