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Comic Book Review: Star Wars: Darth Vader #7

If you have not been reading the new Darth Vader comic series you have been missing out! Written by Greg Pak, Star Wars: Darth Vader #7 is the latest comic in this Marvel series that shows Vader on a quest looking for answers about his son Luke Skywalker and the death of his wife Padme. Little did Vader know that this search would make part of his past repeat itself.

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Star Wars: Darth Vader #7 Review

The Polt

After receiving his punishment from Palpatine, and being left with just one arm, we find Vader on a familiar looking shoreline on Mustafar, the same way he was left by Obi-Wan Kenobi. There he must find a way to rebuild himself, but ordered by Palpatine not to use the force. So in much pain he drags himself to the ruins of the Techno Union Installation. But, this isn’t the only problem Vader will face while there. He learns quickly that Palpatine sent him another challenge, a assassin of the Sith… Ochi of Beston. If that name sounds familiar think The Rise of Skywalker. There is another character revealed at the end of this comic. I wont tell you who it is, but if you read the Rise of Skywalker Novel you will know who it is.

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Photo Credit: Greg Pack

The Art

Artist Raffaele Ienco, colorist Neeraj Menon, and letterer Joe Caramagna did an amazing job of telling Greg Pak’s story. The colors used throughout the comic made it so you could see Vader’s pain and anger. And like in the previous Vader comics the red flashbacks make you feel compassion for Vader, as they take you to his memories of past events. Even the text placement is great throughout this comic, and even helps more of the art reach out to you.

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My Thoughts

I can not get enough of the Star Wars: Darth Vader comics. With this series taking place right after The Empire Strikes back, it shows a Darth Vader that is conflicted and vulnerable, and still may have some good in him at the time. I really don’t have any complaints with the issue at all. Greg Pak does a amazing job with the storyline and does not take anything away from it with the flashbacks. Well, now that I think about it I do have one complaint, why has this not been made into an animated series? If you have not read this comic or the series yet, go do it now!

We Want To Hear from You

What are your thoughts on the Star Wars: Darth Vader #7 comic? Are you reading the series now, and if so what are your thoughts on that as well? Also what is your favorite Star Wars comic series? Well, That Hashtag Show wants to hear from you!

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You can tell us your thoughts by leaving a comment below or hitting me up at starwarsnerd574. You can also join me at the Midwest Star Wars Fanatics fan page to chat all things Star Wars. Also, make sure to stay up to date on all the Star Wars news by following us at ThatHashtagShow.com. More importantly be safe, I can’t wait to see you all at Celebration 2022.

Marvel Comics Star Wars: Darth Vader #8 will be available on December 16th.

By Greg Evans

Retired and disabled Army veteran that uses pop culture and writing to help deal with PTSD & depression.

Never be afraid to ask for help. #22aday

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