Darth Vader #6

Darth Vader #6

Writer: Charles Soule
Penciller: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inker: Cam Smith
Colorist: David Curiel
Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Cover Artist: Francesco Mattina

Darth Vader #6 rebuilds Darth Vader, introduces the Inquisitorious, and teases readers with Jocasta Nu. There’s a lot going on in this one, and it’s a fun read.

Everything begins with a shocking image of a decapitated Vader suit, which quickly reveals that Vader is nearby in a bacta tank. Vader and the Emperor have a little chat which is worth noting as it establishes Vader’s desire to be the only one to mess with his armor. True to his old self, he rebuilds his suit. However, showing off his new skills, he starts by doing it via the Force. It’s a nice touch that connects Vader to Anakin and reinforces his skill set, and it also underlines how much he’s grown that he can now due such complicated tasks without even using his hands…er, prosthetic limbs.

Afterwards, the Grand Inquisitor is revealed and he and Vader have a battle in the Jedi archives. This leads to Palpatine revealing what the Inquisitors are, their purpose, and it shows him handing them over to Vader. Vader is left to train them in the quest to exterminate what remains of the Jedi. The issue ends with a tease of an old woman on a far off world sipping some warm drink and reading some parchment. It’s not stated who she is, but the artwork heavily implies that it’s Jocasta Nu, the Jedi librarian. Now that’s a tease to create some interest for the next issue.

Overall this issue is pretty good. I liked the story and the dialog, and while the artwork was a little weak, it worked well enough. I’m not much of a fan of how Camuncoli draws the Emperor, but it’s not a deal breaker. I give this issue a four out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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