Marvel Star Wars Comics Review: Darth Vader #7.

This review of Star Wars: Darth Vader #7 contains minor spoilers.

Knowledge is power.

And if there’s power to be had, there’s a Sith Lord gunning for it and that who holds it.

Such is the story in the Charles Soule-penned issue of Star Wars: Darth Vader #7 that sees Jedi Knight and Master Librarian Jocasta Nu become the focus of efforts by Vader and the Inquisitorius to finish the purge begun by Order 66 in Revenge of the Sith.

But Jedi are hard to kill, particularly when they’re experienced, on the run and not clustered in the Jedi Temple as padawan younglings.

Thus the focus of this issue, richly illustrated with pencils by Giuseppe Camuncoli, inks by Daniele Orlandini and lavish colors by David Curiel, along with letters by VC’s Joe Caramagna, brings the prism of what happened after Order 66 onto Jocasta Nu who, rightfully so, has gathered almost all of the Jedi knowledge and whisked it away for safe keeping.

While Vader is still dealing with Palpatine’s Inquisitors — the shock of their existence is palpable still — Nu is fully aware of the danger she faces, but remains steadfast in her intent to move forward to keep the Jedi spark alive.

Readers will find much to enjoy in this issue, be it the Star Wars Rebels callbacks or Vader’s further character development from Anakin to dire Sith Lord.

Paramount though is the revelation of certain Jedi who remain on the run, hunted, yet very much alive. This was a carefully orchestrated reveal, camouflaged in Aurabesh, but a shocking reveal it is, particularly for those among you with longing for … Quinlan Vos.

Be prepared, however, for Jocasta Nu’s fate isn’t what you think it may be.

Darth Vader #7 is in comic shops now, selling for $3.99, and on Comixology.

(For more detail and discussion, listen to Comics With Kenobi #37, in December.)

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