260 – Star Wars: Darth Vader: Vader!

Darth Vader: Vader!

We finish up our Best of 2015 Marvel series with “Star Wars: Darth Vader: Vader!” by Kieron Gillen. Set just after the events of A New Hope, this comic features a sith lord struggling to find his place in the new galactic order when he discovers his son is alive. We talk about the character depth of Darth Vader, the importance of the new expanded universe, and the difficulty of Imperial dialogue.

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Next week: “Descender, Vol. 1” by Jeff Lemire.

068 – Star Wars: Dark Times

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Download the "Dark Times" episode.

We leap forward to the days of the Empire with “Star Wars: Dark Times” by Mick Harrison and Doug Wheatley. We talk about what it means to be a jedi and why the young Vader doesn’t live up to our hopes. Also, talking rats, lions, and dinosaurs — oh, my! For more information on past or upcoming episodes, check out www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com.