Darth Vader #1 reviewed by Glen Clark.
Release Date 2/11/15
Writer: Keiron Gillen
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Colorist: Edgar Delgado
I always thought it would be a great idea for a comic company to tell the same story from two different sides. After all in War, neither side thinks they are the enemy. So it was to my surprise Marvel is doing just that, at least for the opening storyline. Set right after the events that take place in Star Wars #2, The story continues solely from the perspective of Darth Vader and the Empire. Once again I will remain spoiler free, but will assume you have read Star Wars #2.
Having failed on Cymoon one, Vader must return to his master to tell him of the set back that just occurred. And as you can imagine, the Emperor is none to pleased with recent events. Oh and (spoiler alert) we get to see Boba Fett in this issue. Once again Marvel is doing a great job filling in these gaps between the movies with story lines and situations that are interesting and sensible. There is one slight confusion between the two books where it could be an editorial issue, or the two writers not being in sync. But overall this was a great addition to the Star Wars comics already out.
The writing is great, and the art outshines the other title. Simply put, this book is gorgeous. I really hope Darth Vader and the Star Wars title feed off one another for a long time. With 2 titles, 3 comics, 2 novels, and a dozen or so cartoons, any doubt that I had when Disney acquired this franchise is gone. If you have not given this new Star Wars a chance, I recommend that you do. 4.5 out of 5 stars.