Darth Vader and the 9th Assassin – SWBTF #90


Darth Vader, Assassin’s, and more, all on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR ticket to the EU!

This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, The Defender of the EU; Mark Hurliman, and your EU Guru; Nathan P. Butler, sit down to discuss Dark Horse Comics Star Wars: Darth Vader and the 9th Assassin by Tim Siedell. Strap in and tighten your crash webbing Fandom, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into the galaxy far, far away!

This week’s episode also starts out SPOILER-FREE for the first 15 minutes. Listen for the “Tarkin’s Arrogance” Que to jump to hypserspace!

Jumping right in, Nathan Ponders what comic series he read, because it couldn’t have been the same one that other sites gave glowing reviews and a perfect score, could it?

The depth of the storytelling, both visually and through the dialog and narration, is just perfect.” –Roqoo Depot

I’m going to genuinely miss Tim Sidell’s corner of the Star Wars universe because it is some of the best storytelling the franchise has ever had. That’s right, ever and I’m including the films in there as well.Comic Bastards

And while the series STARTS OUT strong, and even gives us moments of epicness-promised-to-come, and Vader as a Rock and Roll GOD…

…and a throw-back to a more Night-Sister’esque style use of the Force, and Magic.

But Vader’s chance to shine is loud and clear, as is the fact that Vader was once Anakin Skywalker. We get cool looking new species…

And more, but how do we go from such a strong lead to the opinion of your hosts?

Darth Vader and the no named cast... -MH
Darth Vader and the Lack of Plot. -NPB

To find out you’ll need to listen ALL THE WAY THROUGH! Once again, your dynamic duo cover entirely too much people trying to kill Darth Vader action in their ONE hour, but don’t worry, give it a go; you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even get a little education on the EU while you’re at it. But no matter how you slice it and dice it, you’ll be having another adventure Beyond the Films. So sit back, hang on, enjoy the show, and may the Force be with you!

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  • jawajames

    I gotta agree with the assessment that it started off good, then it went kinda kaplooie and made no narrative sense between the assassin plot and the cultist plot. visually it was cool, and each issue was cool on its own, but overall it started very cool, and then it went too many disjointed directions.

    • Maleko Hurli man

      Yeah that ending was a hard sell. -MH