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Star Wars: Darth Vader - Dark Lord of the Sith, Vol. 2: Legacy's End

(Star Wars: Darth Vader - Dark Lord of the Sith #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  2,130 ratings  ·  193 reviews
Vader's story continues! Jocasta Nu, the Jedi Temple librarian, puts forth a desperate eff ort to gather and preserve whatever he can of the Jedi legacy after the purge. Vader and the Grand Inquisitor cannot let Jocasta succeed and are sent after her, as alpatine views her as a particular threat. Her knowledge makes her almost a one-woman Jedi Order that must be stopped.

Paperback, 136 pages
Published April 24th 2018 by Marvel
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Sam Quixote
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Darth Vader hunts down a Jedi librarian and someone else is trying to assassinate him – just another day in the life of the Dark Lord of the Sith!

Charles Soule is really floundering for purchase on a solid storyline with his second Vader book. What’s interesting about hunting down a Jedi librarian or yet another nobody assassin when Vader is such an invincible, unstoppable force? There’s absolutely no tension in the narrative, no-one can stand up to him and he always gets what he wants. At leas
These are so good. This could be a movie or TV show. The only problem is it's hard to see Jedi die. This story focuses on Jocasta Nu and I do like that cranky old lady as she is the librarian. She is trying to save information to restart the Jedi. She snuck back into the Jedi Temple where the empire was waiting for her.

I really don't understand why Darth Vader would let himself be enslaved by Palpatine. He could do anything. I guess he really is lost, we'll obviously. He is such a broken man. Th
Ben Brown
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Two arcs in to this new “Darth Vader” series, and I think I can confidently say that I actually prefer Charles Soule’s take on Darth Vader to Kieron Gillen’s. Which, believe me, I couldn’t be more surprised about.

I loved Gillen’s 25-issue run – it told a great story, introduced cool new characters like Doctor Aphra, Triple Zero, and BT-One - and it even had the temerity to have thematic depth. In terms of artistry, it was nothing short of immaculate, and while perhaps a tad emotionally cold at t
Jul 14, 2019 rated it liked it
"I can feel the dark side pouring off you. It burns, like molten metal dripping onto my very soul." -- Jocasta Nu, to Darth Vader

The initial two-thirds of Legacy's End, the slightly better sequel to Imperial Machine, was the more interesting section of the volume. Vader aggressively pursues Jocasta Nu - a Jedi Master who is an elderly woman, but just like Luke Skywalker's first impression of Yoda DO NOT underestimate Nu solely because of her appearance - in a thin but action-heavy storyline. Th
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Charles Soule's Vader series continues to be very entertaining, and I personally prefer it over Kieron Gillen's run. In Legacy's End, Vader keeps on his path of eliminating any Jedi left in the galaxy, meanwhile trying to uncover a conspiracy against his life. Just like in the first volume, there are enough twists and turns to keep the reader interested, as well as several intriguing connections to other Star Wars titles, like The Grand Inquisitor and the rest of the Inquisitorius from Rebels, a ...more
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone Who's Ever Wanted to Tell Their Demanding Boss to 'Sith and Spin'...
Outstanding, the Dark Side is strong with this volume again.

SIDENOTE: this is my 1000th Goodreads book read, glad it was worthy!

Messers Gillen and now Soule have both done a tremendous job extrapolating out the Clone Wars Anakin to become this awful Nietzschean figure fuelled by fear, rage and a desire to suppress the self. The art in the volume also does a fantastic job juxtaposing what’s going on outside Vader’s impassive armoured self and his tormented interior life.

Very much recommended for
Great story. Charles Soule really gets Vader and his relationship with the Emperor. Art is damn good as well.
Lance Shadow
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Time for me to catch up both on this series, and on my reviews- because I read this as well as Star Wars: Darth Vader - Dark Lord of the Sith, Vol. 3: The Burning Seas earlier this week.

Charles Soule's Darth Vader run, much like Kieron Gillen's earlier darth vader comic series, started off quite good. Unlike the previous series from Gillen though, The "Dark Lord of the Sith" iteration of Vader in Star Wars comics continues to be good following the first volume.

THE STORY: Darth Vader has succes
Travis Duke
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Soule is doing a great job with the new Vader. To be honest I liked the Gillen stuff too. This volume Vader is tasked to hunt down more Jedi ( gasp!) and in particular one of the old Jedi archives guardians. It starts off sort of slow but there are some cool moments 1/2 way through, all I will say is you get to see that Vader is not a one dimensional killer, he has memories and feelings that play a big part of his reasoning. The second story was another mission that Vader is sent on and he is ac ...more
5 🌟

This comic shows the start of the Inquisitors, the search for Jedi who survived Order 66, death of Jocasta Nu, and an assassination attempt on Vader.
Will Robinson Jr.
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Spectacular! Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli have put together a well told set of issues to this latest Darth Vader series published by Marvel. Soule has really capture the flavor and dialogue for everyone's favorite Lord of the Sith. Vader's got a situation that has to be taken care of swiftly and without fail. First he will have to deal with the threat of a certain Jedi librarian and then take down a few bounty hunters who have been hired to assassinate him. What is a Sith Lord to do? The ...more
Jim C
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a collection that takes place after Revenge of the Sith. In this one, Darth Vader is in pursuit of a Jedi that was a minor character in the prequels. This collection also incorporates some Star Wars Rebels into its story.

I had to give this a collection five stars just in the lone fact that it made me care about a character from the movies that I never even thought about. I enjoyed her story so much and I loved the connection to other stories. Once again, the artwork is top notch and ther
Matthew Patterson
Just when I thought the Darth Vader comic couldn't get any better it got much better. This comic takes everything good about the first volume and improves on it in almost every way. The story focuses on Vader killing the remaining Jedi after Revenge of the Sith. In this volume he’s hired by the Emperor to track down his former Jedi friend Jocasta. (view spoiler) ...more
Neil R. Coulter
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
There are so many Star Wars graphic novel series now, I can't remember details of each one from volume to volume. With the current Darth Vader series, however, that doesn't matter. It's just Vader cruising through the galaxy killing people. That makes it sound like I'm about to write a negative review, but in fact, I really like this series. Charles Soule gets Vader's character right, and the interactions between Vader and Palpatine are interesting. Because the ongoing plot arcs are not complica ...more
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
I really liked this second volume. The first how they turned Jedi Master Archivist Jocasta Nu into a very cool Jedi and secondly the whole Sidious-teaching-Vader information that is awesome.

The training of the Inquisitors has been given over to Vader. His training methods have left the apprentices minus a few choice limbs. But the Emperor has an urgent mission- locate Jocasta Nu. As the chief Archivist, she has access to all sorts of hidden Sith Holocrons. The entire Jocasta Nu and Vader conflic
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics-scifi
One thing is a serious obstacle for Vader in his early days - stormtroopers don't yet recognize him as the Emperor's hand and sometimes attack him, thinking him a Jedi. The officers are also also less inclined to follow his orders or respect his position in the Empire. They each get punished with their lives. Though he is almost a mindless killer already, Vader's past persona still shows in some of his actions.

The Inquisitorius is a band of former Jedi corrupted by Sidious and tasked with killin
Juho Pohjalainen
Dec 10, 2019 rated it liked it
A marked improvement over the first volume, with a better story, more intrigue and drama, more things going on, a crouchy librarian revealing herself to be a badass, and a few (possibly unintentionally) funny scenes such as:

Apparently some of the characters are major players in the Rebels television show, which I haven't seen - but I approve some good medium cross-pollination, especially when the characters and situations stand on their own and don't require me to see and read everything in orde
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
These are amazing!!! Where have I been. Another great Vader story developing his powers and place in the galaxy.
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Legacy's End" has it all:

- Space Librarians!
- Space Librarians fighting bad guys!
- Darth Vader acting mostly bad!
- Darth Vader sometimes acting...good?!

Another solid entry in a solid series.
Chris Lemmerman
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
With his new lightsaber in tow and the power of the Inquisitorus behind him, Darth Vader has a new mission - find and capture Jocasta Nu, the head of the Jedi Archives, before she ruins everything for Emperor Palpatine.

Charles Soule's Darth Vader is very raw; since it's so recent after his transformation from Anakin into Vader, you can feel the anger oozing off of him, and his drive to not just prove himself to the Emperor, but to himself as well. The ultimate conclusion to the first arc of this
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Public library copy.

I would not recommend this title and have no intention of buying the book later. The stories were better by the prior writer. Beyond having characters from Star Wars Rebels appear alongside Vader. this was a plot retread of Vader duped by the Emperor who keeps testing him on suicide missions. It's good enough to read for free, however.
Geoffrey Payne
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series continues to be the highlight of the current Marvel Star Wars Collection. Fantastic writing gives new insights into one of the greatest characters ever created. I can’t wait to get the next volume!
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Happy Star Wars Day!
Zachary Sell
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Who would have thought a comic about Vader fighting an old lady librarian could be so much fun! This was really damn good!
Jan 11, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Vol2 fleshes out the precariousness of where Vader fits in the new Empire, and shows some of the early expressions of strength that establish his reputation. The inquisitors get more pages as well after appearing at the end of Vol1, and their interaction with Vader is interesting and at times shocking. I‘m also glad to see so much time spent with the Jedi that shows up this time, despite knowing she probably isn’t going to defeat Vader and be the new protagonist of the series.

After read
Still really enjoying these Darth Vader graphic novels. They really fill in the pieces that I think that most of the fans of the Original Trilogy had hoped to see in the Prequels - Darth Vader hunting down and destroying the last of the Jedi who had escaped the initial purge.


1. Jocasta Nu's final fate

2. Vader building his classic lightsabre

3. Vader starting his long and illustrious career of Force choking high ranking Imperial officers to death
Dec 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Hmm, not so much tension/drama nor ambiance to keep this on a high..
This múst be going somewhere for sure, but it felt that Soule didn't want to invest in much grandeur in this volume.. Jocasta Nu will only be a tiny footnote in this the way she's portrayed here imho.

Let's just hope Soule pulls out all the stops in the next one!
Ramon van Dam
Jan 19, 2019 rated it liked it
This second part again bursts with fantastic artwork, but the story is less interesting than in #1. It felt too much like a revisit of ideas that we've seen before, although I did like the main new character that we meet.
The story is still really strong. Loving getting to find out more about the Inquisitors. I thought the depiction of Jocasta Nu (art-wise, not character-wise) wasn't as good as most everyone else has been so far. I did love Vader's choices in the wrap-up to her story arc.
Magnus Meling
Aug 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Martin
Shelves: star-wars-comics
"You have done well, Lord Vader." And soon Skywalker will be one of us. A very interesting new comic, where we focus on what you would believe is a very weak Jedi, the librarian Jocasta Nu. But no. She is old and awesome and kicks ass. I really like this new volume, where we get to see Vader in his prime again. You can also see the remnants of Anakin Skywalker in him still, which is some of the best about this. The art is still incredible and it doesn´t use this hyperrealistic art form which I d ...more
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