Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Darth Vader and Son (Jeffrey Brown)

Darth Vader and Son
Jeffrey Brown
Chronicle Books
Fiction, YA? Comics/Sci-Fi
****+ (Good/Great)

DESCRIPTION: Darth Vader: disciple of the evil Emperor Palpatine, lord of the Sith, master of the Dark Side of the Force... and single parent to a four-year-old boy named Luke. Cartoonist Jeffrey Brown imagines the life Luke could've led, and the father Vader could've been.

REVIEW: This fun little collection is clearly the work of a dedicated fan, riddled with references to the first six films and the pre-Disney franchise as a whole. (At one point, Vader offers his picky-eater son C-3P0's breakfast cereal, a real tie-in product.) Vader does his best, though he faces some awkward moments as Luke does what kids do best: irritate his elders. It's enjoyable, and short enough not to overstay its welcome.

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