Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020-) #9 by Greg Pak
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
We’re all going…to Exegol!
But, not quite yet, first Vader has to fight some droids that Ochi has called in to hunt him down, who then turn on Ochi when Vader starts slaughtering them. You see, they taunt Vader that his flesh is weak, that it’s failed him and they’re now going to steal his parts…but then they realise that his mechanical parts are nothing special. What makes him special is his flesh…and his connection to the Force. What this comic is saying is that he is NOT more machine now than man (and with that epiphany I changed my score from four starts to five…damn Pak’s good).
And so to Exegol…next issue…maybe…if Vader doesn’t get eaten by space Cthulhu first…
I’ve said it before and I’ll no doubt say it again, I absolutely love what Pak’s doing with this series, tying all three trilogies together. It’s work like this which will ultimately make me love The Rise Of Skywalker as much as the rest of the Saga. And, quite frankly, I can’t wait till we get to Exegol.