Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Star Wars – Darth Vader – Fortress Vader | Comics

Emperor Palpatine grants Darth Vader a planet to rule on and he goes back to Mustafar to establish a fortress of his own.

Along with Fifth Brother and two other Inquisitors, Darth Vader tracks down former Jedi Master Eeth Koth in a distant planet right after his wife gives birth to a daughter. He tries to reason with the Sith Lord by stating he has now become a priest of the Church of the Ganthic Enlightenment and therefore, poses no threat to anyone.

Since Vader is not interested in the whereabouts of surviving Jedi members, Koth decides to halt his enemy while making a way for his wife Mira to escape with their newborn daughter. Sending the Inquisitors after her, the Sith engages the former Jedi in a fight and Koth died during a moment of pause when they brought back the child.

On Coruscant, Vader handed over Koth's child to two nursemaids and meet with Grand Inquisitor shortly, who informs that there are still a few surviving Jedi that they have to wait to find out. Spending some time in his meditation chamber, the Dark Lord of the Sith sensed a connection among two of his Inquisitors at their Headquarters.

As they two were talking about him, Vader stood next to him and then lashed his lightsaber to the female only for the male to respond in defense before making a break for it. When his chase to apprehend these two led to a wide-scale chaos through Coruscant and death of a senator, Emperor Palpatine summons him for such madness.

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Star Wars – Darth Vader – Fortress Vader | Comics

After scolding him for his reckless behavior that caused widespread havoc, Palpatine decides to present him Naboo Royal Starship, which belonged to Padmé Amidala. When he asked Vader to travel to Alderaan and pay visit to senator Bail Organa, his apprentice refused to do so unless he is given a world and his master agrees to his wish.

However, despite his strong connection to Naboo and Tatooine from past, he asked to be given Mustafar, a world where he was defeated and left for dead. Before leaving Coruscant, Sidious gave away a powerful dark artifact called Mask of Lord Momin as a parting gift to his pupil and sent his Imperial architect, to build a facility over there.

With Colonel Alva Brenne and Lieutenant Roggo at his side, he attempts to enter an extremely fiery atmosphere of Mustafar in his Naboo starship without even activating the shields. Of course it was less than a pleasant experience for his fellow passengers, they made it and Brenne got an idea of what might interest Vader after all.

Upon landing, he goes inside a cave to study a mystery he has been chasing for long and Brenne gets to work. Her initial design was declined but right after she got back, Vader heard a scream and found Roggo wearing the Mask of Lord Momin. He is immediately taken down with a lightsaber strike but left behind an interesting design.

It appears that whatever he left behind was able to somewhat reflects a vision the Sith Lord had in mind. So, he makes it talk and learns about Lord Momin before his eventual downfall at the hands of two Jedi. Darth Vader then grabs an insectoid sentient Mustafarian native from outside to grant his consciousness a body to work with.

They both talk about Momin's design that serves as a key, a Force Locus to a locked door to Dark Side. The latter promises him that his beloved wife waits for him on the other side only to anger him further as he has been fed false promises too many times but Momin promises to deliver it because it will allow him to create a masterpiece.

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Legacy of Lord Momin

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Star Wars – Darth Vader – Fortress Vader

A continuing tale of Dark Lord of Sith from Marvel Comics finally comes to an end in 2019 with writer Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine – The Logan Legacy, Death of Wolverine – The Weapon X Program) and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man) delivering final storyline titled "Fortress Vader".

Collecting issues #19-25 from second monthly ongoing volume of Darth Vader, the story follows a narrative of Vader becoming increasingly notorious among his peers and enemies but he starts creating problems for his master, Darth Sidious. He has chosen Mustafar to work on his powers and rage that can lead to wave of destruction.

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Mustafar Will Burn

Latest Star Wars spin-off series focused on Darth Vader has explored unknown territories and introduced new characters to unfold age-old mysteries. One of its recent additions is the Mask of Lord Momin and an entire dark legacy behind it.

Starting right after the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, it depicts his rise to power and even echoed dubious thoughts of the Sith Lord about his course of action at times. Most prominent revelation Vader came across during "Fortress Vader" is an old notion about his unnatural birth and it was pretty uncanny to be true.
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