Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command #1

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command #1

Writer: Haden Blackman Artist: Rick Leonardi Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 26, 2011 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 4
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Still haunted by the events in Revenge of the Sith, Darth Vader must set aside his past and put his future on hold for a mission to the mysterious Ghost Nebula to locate--and if possible, rescue--a missing Imperial expeditionary force.

But what seems a perfect opportunity to lose himself in his duty is complicated by two factors: he is paired with a willful yet highly competent co-commander, and the officer they are being sent to locate is the son of Vaders rising nemesis, Moff Tarkin.

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 28, 2011

    If you think you have read every kind of Darth Vader comic then you would be wrong. This issue adds something to actually dig into some of the interactions the character has with other characters. It's got emotion and depth, plus it's got a lot of action. Overall this was the start of what looks to be a great mini series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jan 26, 2011

    The equation is simple: if you love Star Wars, you'll enjoy this book. It's THE icon in his very own mini-series, 19 years before the Battle of Yavin. Trust me, it's what you've been waiting for ever since Dark Times let you down. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 31, 2011

    The early scenes work well and as does the last half when the comic shifts into full-on action mode as Vader's troops attack the planet of Atoa. The feel of everything is right here, even if the Atoans themselves are a bit disappointing " although we do get a glimpse of something more in the final page. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jan 26, 2011

    This issue is a solid opening to this case but it doesn't present anything beyond the realm of special. The first pages hint at something deeper, but once Vader is on the trail it devolves into an action sequence that doesn't hold enough heart to it. I'm not sure if this lost tale of the Lord Vader is supposed to show him as still a man, or a killer Sith general, or anything in-between. You expect some sort of hook at the end and when it comes it falls slightly flat. The fact this is Vader, and the art is stellar, is enough reason to come back but the next instalment needs to be special and must decide on its portrayal of Vader. Read Full Review

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