So, we’ve reach the half way point in this 5 comic series, and Darth Vader finally reaches the Ghost Prison listed in the title. I really like this issue for a couple reasons. First, we get to see a part of how Darth Vader got to a place where it no longer trusts the Jedi and instead relies on the Emperor. Not only that but also we find that his anger toward them is still burning strong. If you just watch the movies you never get a good idea of how Darth Vader could get so angry so quickly, but this comic fills in part of the back story really nicely.
The second thing I enjoyed is that Tohm, the cadet, and Moff Trachta both continue to be true to the characters we expect them to be. Tohm is intelligent and curious, but even when his curiosity seems to get the better of him he is quick witted enough to keep out of trouble. Moff Trachta on the other hand has always seemed to care only about his own personal plans and goals, and in this issue we see some of those getting played out. I’m looking forward to seeing how he fits into the rest of this story.
Since the comic is titled “Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison” it is nice to have such a large portion of this issue focus on Vader and how this Ghost Prison ties into his past. However, it still carefully keeps the other characters involved. Tohm has gotten comfortable around Darth Vader enough that he will give is opinions and ideas now. Not that he does not still respect and fear Vader, he does, but he is beginning to see his role and place with Vader. There was very little action in this comic which generally is something I’m looking for but the story was so good I did not mind. Plus, they look to be setting up the story for quite a lot of action in the last 2 issues of the Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison series.