‘Star Wars Adventures: Shadow of Vader’s Castle‘ is an IDW comic book written by Cavan Scott. It features artwork from several artists including Derek Charm, Nicoletta Baldari, Nick Brokenshire, and Francesco Francavilla.
Mustafar remembered when Darth Vader arrived on their volcanic planet, turning it into his home base. Following the Battle of Endor, Mustafar citizens Tuttel and Giggek decide to blow up Vader’s Castle. They warned that the toxic fumes from the lava could cause them to hallucinate, giving the impression that the castle is haunted. The duo set off anyway, determined to set their planet free from the grip of Darth Vader, but there is something deadly hiding in the shadows.
As far as comic books go, I know this one is sort of meant for a younger audience, but I found it kind of trite. The story is bland and despite its title, Darth Vader is barely in it. Now, the artists do a good job, each one taking over a different story that the characters tell about Vader. It is the writing itself that I found kind of bland and it had a weird twist at the end that I did not care for. Typical of things coming from Disney’s take on the franchise, it is nothing short of mediocre. They are determined to chase away their fanbase by firing fan-favorite actresses and give us lame fanfiction tier content.
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