Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison - Paul's Review

***I received an ecopy of this book from Diamond Book Distributors via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***

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Title: Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison
Author: Hayden Blackman
Illustrator: Agustín Alessio
Year Published: 2013

Release Date: April 9, 2013

Synopsis: A traitorous uprising against the fledgling Galactic Empire leaves Emperor Palpatine close to death. Saving the Emperor—and the Empire—appears to be a lost cause . . . unless Vader can uncover the secrets of the Jedi Council and locate the mysterious “Ghost Prison.” Collects the five-issue miniseries.

Review: This is a very well written story. The focus is on Darth Vader and inside the Empire. New characters are introduced and other characters from the expanded universe and the films make appearances. I really liked the protagonist. All the characters in this graphic novel have depth. 

The artwork is also very nice. My only complaint is that some of the newly introduced aliens don't look very Star Wars-y. The aliens are rougher and gorier that the usual aliens of Star Wars. The Ghost Prison itself has a very Arkham Asylum feel to it. 

I recommend this to all fans of Star Wars. You don't need to have read any other comic books to understand this one. It stands on its own. I give this graphic novel a 4/5.


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