Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison #5 Review

The last book in a series of five comics from Dark Horse proved to be excellent. It had the right feel to it that would draw any Star Wars fan in. A very well written conclusion to this tale of The Empire at its infancy and the art was delightful, drawn as it should be considering the subject matter. When dealing with this time period, especially focused around the empire, the last thing you want to do is use a lot of bright extravagant colors and Agustin Alessio hit the mark as he kept everything in the drab atmosphere that we have all come to expect when focusing on subject matters and environments dealing with The Galactic Empire. Haden Blackman weaves a dark and wonderful tale of betrayal and power struggles that are second nature within the imperial ranks and especially with The Sith. His story has you wanting more, even though this was a five book miniseries I wish it was an ongoing story because I have found myself growing attached to some of the side characters and would love to continue to follow some of their stories as they come up in the imperial ranks, which goes to show you that Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison was extremely well written.

As far as Star Wars comics goes this series rates very high among the ones I have had the pleasure of reading and being a big Star Wars fan you would think I have read them all but truth be known I don’t read too many Star Wars comics, but I think that is going to change especially if they are all half as good as this one was. I really look forward to finding out.

Basically this story takes place a few weeks after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and it follows the coup attempt of Headmaster Gentis as he plans on overthrowing The Empire but the big road block in that plan is that Moff Trachta and Darth Vader are planning on dealing with Gentis and his insurgents. Everything falls upon the timing of Vader’s plan.

The really great thing about this is that I at least was kind of on edge routing for The Emperor and Vader throughout this story, but it’s not like the Rebel Alliance is around to cheer on so basically your picking a side within a side if that makes any sense. Anyway if you want to see how it turns out then head to your local comic shop and pick up Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison.




About the author

Mike Turner II

Mike is a construction foreman by day but at night he is either working on his art or writing for Word of the Nerd. In between he is running around Gotham wreaking havok in Arkham city or adding to his extensive comic and figure collection. Mike is a hardcore Star Wars fan who often recites lines from the movies in relation to events of everyday life and knows the Sith code as he is a dedicated fan of Star Wars novels especially when they are about Sithlords. One of Mikes philosophies is that if you aren't learning something new everyday then you're doing something wrong.

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