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By Akodo On 31 Jul, 2013 At 10:36 AM | Categorized As Comics/Manga, Reviews | With 0 Comments

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As the plot to kill the Emperor is slowly shown to Vader, by one of the priest of the Temple of the Headless Snake. Vader is shown a world of deformed people. Those that would be considered even stranger than a World where Rancor’s exist. The people who have carved a way out within the Temple of the Headless Snake, are all equally deformed, and will make those, of faint of stomach a little queasy. But it gives those within a Temple something different. As Vader questions his guide on what makes the Basis, work he sees two boys fighting on the street. Later after the prophecy that is foretold of his coming, he again, sees the boys fighting with a crowd around them, but the guide says, it is there way. Just as the Basis gives them life and sustenance.


As they continue deeper, into the Temple for Vader to meet the head Priests, he is shown strange visions, and does something, that only Vader would do, and completely in grand fashion. In a weird way, it made me smile. Gotta love Vader. The conclusion of Star Wars: Vader and the Ninth Assassin will be coming next month!

By Akodo On 19 Jun, 2013 At 10:45 AM | Categorized As Comics/Manga, Reviews | With 0 Comments

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22258In the June issue of Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin, Vader continues head long into finding and destroying the Cult of the Headless Snake, it takes him to coordinates, not known to the Empire, and Moon with a bisected Star Destroyer in its orbit. As they reach the surface of the planet, Vader and his small investigation team, they are already being watched by the planets natural predators, and Vader’s assassin. As the story continues, it showcases more and more, how much Vader is just pure unadulterated power compared to other Sith. He almost seems like a dog with a bone, oblivious to the outside world. And that secular vision that he has, allows it to be why Vader is such an overpowered badass on a mission.

But just as much as he is a brute, he does show off some various detective skills when going about certain situations and some deductive reasoning, when it comes to the first situation while on the Moon. This story has me more, and more intrigued as I read, and I’m loving it, Tom Siedell is a BAMF! The next Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #3 will be available June 19th from Dark Horse.

By Akodo On 18 Jun, 2013 At 10:45 AM | Categorized As Comics/Manga, Reviews | With 0 Comments

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A series starring, Darth Vader, yes. A series with Vader doing badass things, yes! And hmm owning a room, well, not yet, but you know its coming. Star Wars: Darth Vader and The Ninth Assassin #2, continues after Vader wrongs a powerful Industrialist, by killing his son, and thus the Industrialist wants the second most powerful man in the Universe dead, Darth Vader. The industrialist hires a crack assassin to take Vader’s head. I’ll admit now, I didn’t read the first, but I love the pacing that the series has, and allows for a quick read, and an expansion on Vader’s character as whole, outside what the movies show.

You follow Vader as he begins to track down a not so dead cult of extremists, bent on kill Emperor Palpatine, while he is hunted, unknowingly by an assassin. For when the story is set, few months after the fall of the Galactic Republic, and the formation of the 1st Galactic Empire. The Empire is still consolidating after the war. Admittedly, the story has moments of fun, and other moments of, What in the World? Everything within the confines of the story makes sense, and is believable for Vader to do. Barge in, choke somebody, get some answers and destroy half of a cantina, and still look badass. Star Wars: Darth Vader and The Ninth Assassin #2 is already on shelves, and is a monthly comic from Dark Horse.

Writer: Tim Siedell

Penciller: Stephen Thompson

Inker: Mark Irwin

Colorist: Michael Atiyeh

Cover Artist: Ariel Olivetti