Review: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison #2

ScriptHaden Blackman
ArtAgustin Alession
Lettering | Michael Heisler
Cover Art | Dave Wilkins

Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison #2

The fledgling Empire has crushed the Jedi and ended the Clone Wars. It should be a time of celebration for them as they welcome the first new recruits from the Imperial Academy. However, this is a time when loyalties will be questioned and the Empire faces its first of many rebellions.

When we last left off, the graduation ceremony on Coruscant had been interrupted by an attack. It is now clear that this attack was part of a much larger, coordinated attack on the Empire. Many of the new Imperial Officer graduates have taken up arms against the Empire, even moving against the Emperor himself.

Our hero, Lt. Laurita Tohm, is an unlikely one. It is his loyalty to the Empire that propels the story and allows us to sympathize with a character who would normally be the villain in Star Wars.

Haden Blackman has written a fantastic story here. The action is fast-paced and exciting. Agustin Alession’s art is top notch. The inter cutting between the different action scenes is great and feels like George Lucas’s editing style of the films. One of my favorite parts was a parallel with the Order 66 scenes in Revenge of the Sith, putting Darth Vader on the defensive instead of leading the charge.

All this builds to a climax of Darth Vader being forced to deal with the ghosts of his past, and delve into areas of Coruscant, and himself, he would rather see buried.

4.5/5 Kath Hounds

4.5/5 Kath Hounds

 

About the Author

Paul joined the EUCantina staff in 2012, combining his love of Star Wars and his obsession with comic books. He has been a Star Wars fan since the early 80's and is always finding a way to tie Star Wars into every facet of his life. Paul lives in Virginia. He loves movies, plays guitar and is TK-5990, a proud member of the 501st Legion.