Star Wars: Purge - The Tyrant's Fist #2
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Star Wars: Purge - The Tyrant's Fist #2

Writer: Alexander Freed Artist: Marco Castiello, Andrea Chella Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 2, 2013 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Darth Vader, hand of the new Galactic Empire, must find a new way to dominate the rebellious natives. Simple force won’t work on these people; Vader must carve out the heart of their pride, and fill the hollow that is left behind with fear and obedience to the Empire. But one Jedi blocks the path to power.

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 5, 2013

    This was a sad book. Not poorly produced, but the story really pulls off a nice drop kick to a piece of your Star Wars soul. This isn't what I expected out of a Star Wars book. Was I satisfied? Well, yeah…but…Wow. It's quite the downer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 2, 2013

    This was a fun two and done style of story and it honestly had a lot more to it than I was expecting. There are some pretty obvious historical comparisons to the Nazis in the story which gave it an eerie realism, but over all this is one of the best Star Wars comics I’ve read. All the business of the franchise’s future aside, I’m glad that Dark Horse is turning out books like this as it shows their love and dedication to the franchise, even if others like me have moved on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jan 2, 2013

    Cramming a compelling story into just 2 issues isn't an easy chore, but overall, I'd say writerAlexander Freedhas succeeded in crafting a short and satisfying story. It absolutely won't usurp the phenomenal GHOST PRISON or DEATH SENTENCE, but it is indeed worthy a read and something worth the attention of any Star Wars fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Sen Cinnide Jan 21, 2013

    Overall PurgeThe Tyrants Fist tells an interesting tale of Vader learning the skills that hell need to master to become the powerful overlord weve come to know from the Star Wars movies. While not a must read, it certainly warrants a read from even the passive Star Wars fan. Purge may not surpass Ghost Prison, But it certainly belongs alongside it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 5, 2013

    Purge comics are a great idea. The concept of Vader hunting down the remaining Jedi is excellent. Some of the books are very good and some are not. I appreciate the ideas in this book and I think there are interesting elements here but I don't feel they came together the way they could have to make the comic book great. This is an above average, but entertaining nonetheless, read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Addicts - Anirudh Singh Jan 7, 2013

    I end the comic book and realize that my sole reaction to the story is *bleh!*. One big pile of *bleh!*. Which is kinda disappointing. Dark Horse has done loads of Star Wars work much better written than this one. Go read that. But if you are a hopeless Star Wars nerd like yours truly then sure, pick up a copy of the Purge. If only to check out the cool artwork. Read Full Review

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