In the last issue we found Darth Vader and Palpatine on the run from an imperial coup back on Coruscant. They fled to the Ghost Prison, a prison the Jedi used to house dangerous prisoners from the Clone Wars, to regroup and recover. They decided to use prisoners as a make shift army to retake Coruscant.
Here we find the prisoners released so our true main character Lieutenant Tohm can asses their abilities. Unfortunately for him Vader as other ideas in the form of a battle royale with the survivors comprising Vader’s new force. This scene was great with Vader taking center stage in the midst of the fighting.
Meanwhile the leaders of the coup have turned their attention to taking control of the under construction Death Star and Moff Tarkin along with it. Tohm also finds a new ally in a prisoner who is a pilot and has a serious grudge against the Jedi and the Republic. As well as in a new mentor in the ever creepy Moff Trachta.
Other than that there really wasn’t a whole lot going on in this issue. Though there were some great moments in this issue it was actually the slowest of the series so far. With only one more to go its obvious that Vader and crew probably won’t be taking back Coruscant until the next run, but I’m curious to see where they take us before this run ends. Even with this issue being weak it’s still one of the best series around and definitely the best of what Star Wars comics has to offer.
3 out 5 nerds