Darth Vader #24

Darth Vader #24

Writer: Charles Soule
Layouts: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Finishes: Daniele Orlandini
Colorists: David Curiel, and Dono Sanchez-Almara
Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Cover Artists: Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Elia Bonetti

The penultimate issue sets up Vader for what’s on the other side of the Force door, but to get there, first he has to kill Momin. That’s what Darth Vader #24 lays out.

Of course, before he beats Momin, Vader also has to deal with an army of Mustafarians and lava fleas. That’s where things start off, and Soule turns it into an epic battle. Vader rallies the Empire and brings the fight, but the Mustafarians bring the lava. Pretty much everyone dies except Vader. Almost cooked alive by a sea of fire, Vader goes after Momin. Interestingly enough, Momin is no slouch and he goes toe-to-toe with Vader. He also takes the time to say some things about the dark side. In particular, that the strength of the Sith is not in trying to bend the dark side to their will, but to serve the dark side and earn its reward. It seems there may be some different lines of thought in Sith philosophy. Whether one is right or wrong, Vader kills Momin, opens the door, and declares that his destiny is his own. Everything is queued up for the next issue where we’ll see what Vader sees in the door beyond worlds.

The artwork is pretty good in this issue. It’s not the best, but it’s good, and it’s easy to follow along. There’s some nice moments here and there with the action and some interesting panel arrangements. But in the end, the story is what stands out in this issue. Soule brings it and we’re one step closer to the end. As is, I give this issue a five out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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