Tag: The Shu-Torun War (comic arc)

Canon Comic Review by Chris: Darth Vader’s “The Shu-Torun War” Arc (#16-19)

Shu-Torun War Arc Review(This article is written by Chris Wermeskerch and it’s his third post as a contributor for the Manor! Remind him not to cross Darth Vader as a helpful welcome for joining the Star Wars fan-site community over on Twitter: @ChrisWerms)

“The Shu-Torun War” is the fourth story arc of the Darth Vader comic book series, the second ongoing comic book from the Marvel line-up of Star Wars comics. Darth Vader os written by the excellent Kieron Gillen and illustrated by Salvador Larroca. The series focuses on what Darth Vader was up to during the time between the destruction of the Death Star and his confrontation with Luke on Cloud City. The series also stars Dr. Aphra, a weapons specialist/Indiana Jones style adventurer and her two droids, BT-1 and 0-0-0 (or BeeTee and Triple Zero), affectionately called the Murder Bots. For the sake of time and space, this article cannot and will not cover every aspect of the arc, but focus on the biggest strengths, and errors, the arc.

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Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader #19

Darth Vader #19

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Darth Vader #19 heralds in the end of “The Shu-Torun War” with surprising fates for Morit and Aiolin, a wonderful and intriguing arc for Queen Trios, a brilliant contrast between Vader and Obi-Wan, some great callbacks to DV Annual #1, and what is now most certainly the best Triple-Zero scene to date. While a shorter arc, “The Shu-Torun War” feels just as fleshed out and well-told as a longer 6-issue arc and Darth Vader #19 is one of the biggest reasons why. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader #19”

Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader #18

Darth Vader #18

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Darth Vader #18 is the penultimate issue of “The Shu-Torun War,” where Cylo enacts his plans to bring Vader down, Queen Trios makes a surprising but interesting choice, and everyone’s favorite pair of murderous droids have some of their best material yet. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader #18”

Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader #17

Darth Vader #17

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Darth Vader #17 brings some interesting life to “The Shu-Torun War,” by showing Vader up to his usual blunt violence and ratcheting up the intrigue with various players moving behind the scenes for their own gains (and Vader’s death). Also, the issue has a surprise regarding Cylo’s relationship with Vader, which probably shouldn’t be that much of a surprise in the first place. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader #17”

Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader #16

Darth Vader #16

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After Darth Vader’s deadly show of force and Force prowess in the crossover event, Vader Down, he’s back in his own comic series with a new arc, “The Shu-Torun War.” Darth Vader #16 brings back the thinking man’s Vader the series has been so well known (and loved) for, while setting him up for a crash course with his biggest and most threatening rivals yet. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader #16”