Darth Vader: The Shu-Torun War Review


Darth Vader: The Shu-Torun War

By Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca (Illustrations)

Darth Vader: The Shu-Torn War is the third volume in the Darth Vader series by Marvel comics.
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The unstoppable march of the Dark Lord of the Sith continues! The natives of the planet Shu-Torun are revolting. And there’s no way the Empire will stand for that. Darth Vader is tasked with leading a military assault against Shu-Torin! Could it be that his rise to glory has begun? But who will follow Vader into war? Would you? Then again, it’s better to fight alongside Vader than against him. That’s a lesson that the Ore Barons are about to learn… COLLECTING: DARTH VADER ANNUAL 1, DARTH VADER 16-19

Summary from Goodreads.

The Shu-Torun War is the third volume of Darth Vaders series from 2015 to 2016. I did not realise that this was the third volume as it was not apparent on the cover, but not having read the first 2 volumes did not impact my reading of this one in the slightest.

The story is set on the planet of Shu-Torun, a supplier of essential minerals and materials for the Empire. The elite of the planet who run the factories that gather these materials and minerals have had their quota upped by the empire, and are unable to keep up with this increase in demand.

Darth Vader is scary as usual. His ever menacing presence keeps the people of Shu-Torun on edge, and ever anxious as to what he will do, even if they do not believe that he is as powerful as he is. That being said he did not steal the show for me, the droids Triple-Zero and BT-1 were just hilarious. Having never read of their antics before, I found it quite amazing how different these droids are compared to the other droids that we know of in the Star Wars universe.

The artwork was great. I honestly do not know what else to say. Everything that was in a panel served a purpose, and this made every panel extremely interesting. The colours made Darth Vader standout from the people of Shu-Torun, although this would be his presence was felt even if he was not visible. I just feel like it may have been a tad undersaturated overall, but this was probably because the locations are underneath the planets mantel. Where the colour was though did serve a purpose so I can understand why everything else was not as vibrant as it was in those places.

A great Darth Vader story that any Vader fan will enjoy.


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