Featured Release: Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison #4
In my opinion, the Dark Horse Star Wars comic series have been hit-or-miss. But, being the Star Wars mark that I am, I keep looking for one that will renew my interest in the franchise. One that’s currently running in print that does just that is Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison – whose fourth issue comes out in stores today.
Set in the early days of the Empire, Ghost Prison centers on Laurita Tohm (with a name like that, you’d assume female… And you’d assume wrong) – the valedictorian of the prestigious Raithal Academy. Prior to the commencement ceremony of the first class of Imperial officers, a terrorist attack led by the dean of Raithal attempts to assassinate the Emperor. Tohm, ever loyal, sides with Darth Vader in saving the Emperor and whisking him to a secret prison formerly run by the Jedi council for their worst criminals.
What’s interesting about Ghost Prison is it takes the story of an average citizen in the days of the Empire and shows why, instead of fearing a disfigured totalitarian and his black-helmeted lackey, they instead revered him for saving the Galaxy. And, in Tohm, you see the truly human foible of craving power and respect – attempting to raise his profile among Imperial officers.
Star Wars: Darth Vader & The Ghost Prison #4 arrives on store shelves today. For those attending this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration VI, publisher Dark Horse Comics will have a booth on the show floor.
Top 20 “Most Pulled” Comics for the Week of August 19, 2012
Presented by Comixology
- Amazing Spider-Man #692 (Marvel)
- The Flash #12 (DC)
- Batman: The Dark Knight #12 (DC)
- Superman #12 (DC)
- Invincible Iron Man #523 (Marvel)
- Uncanny X-Men #17 (Marvel)
- Secret Avengers #30 (Marvel)
- Batman Incorporated #3 (DC)
- Green Lantern: New Guardians #12 (DC)
- Wolverine #312 (Marvel)
- Wolverine Annual #1 (Marvel)
- Teen Titans #12 (DC)
- X-Men: Legacy #272 (Marvel)
- Justice League Dark #12 (DC)
- Astonishing X-Men #53 (Marvel)
- Invincible #34 (Image)
- Venom #23 (Marvel)
- Ultimates #14 (Marvel)
- All Star Western #12 (DC)
- Fables #120 (Vertigo)