always disliked it when the expanded universe, this one or the old
one, tried to be more epic and more relevant than the movies
themselves. Aaron's run on the Star Wars issues was a great example
of that, but at least he made it exiting and fun, while really
nailing the protagonists most of the time. Gillen's Darth Vader on
the other hand was mostly spot on. I did find the Emperor's fist
gang to be a rather laughable bunch, but besides that, the Darth
Vader run was much more in line with the movies. Now we arrive at
the convergence of both and of course this must be epic, bombastic
And it is.
And it works.
And it is truly fun.
Aaron's craziness is much more justified in this “Vader versus
everyone” scenario and it is a delight to witness Vader rather
effortlessly slaughtering his way through the story. Everyone else
has to put a lot more effort into surviving.
The art is for the
most part spectacular with some of our beloved heroes, although
similar, somehow uncanny, as if painted from a picture, but not
really spot on. Besides that we get an epic showdown, we got rid of
some of the weaker characters, while others are set on new and