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A mixed bag.... REAL mixed...
Reviewed in the United States on October 1, 2021
The first volume was quite good in plotting and pacing, illustrating the fact that Pak had a good grip on the Vader story, and added something new to his lore.
And then this volume...
This volume starts off well, with the emperor testing and tasking Vader on Mustafar. And then he taps the 'Rise of Skywalker' for lore and his comic loses its leg and continuity. Pak references some of the goofy and worse plot elements of Exegol and the Emperor, and the comic goes off the rails.
The first volume generated enough good will with me that I will try volume three - otherwise, I would drop this series like the plague.