“Welcome to Coruscant- A good place TO DIE!”
The Star Wars universe can almost go wherever it wants to, it does however, need to be careful when it dabbles around very well known stories. Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison #1 takes place right after the formation of the Empire. Stormtroopers have just killed off the majority of the last Jedi’s and now officers of the latest academy were graduating into this new Empire. The valedictorian Laurita Tohm fresh from his graduation on Coruscant is given the orders to join Grand Moff Tarkin and his super secret project, *hint hint* it starts with Death and ends with Star. Of course nothing can happen that easy with spies around. Coruscant goes up in flames and Tohm is thrust right into the fray with the dark lord himself, Darth Vader.
The Star Wars books really know how to pick good artists. The last few books I’ve read have been really impressive. Every page of Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison is so detailed and drawn like a painting. Agustin Alessio makes even the dull grays of the imperial uniforms and the drab tans of the Coruscant back drop really pop. It’s all about contrast. Oh, so the story is pretty interesting too. Haden Blackman has written a book with the emotional turmoil of “duty over friendship” and asks the question, “is it good to root for the Empire?” Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison knows how to keep your attention with the right mix of action and story. Star Wars fans can expect a good series with this one.
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