In the latest issue of the Marvel Comics series “Star Wars: Darth Vader”, the infamous Sith Lord finds himself making a temporary alliance with a past adversary, Doctor Aphra. However, this partnership seems destined to end in failure.
The comic series, which explores the period of Darth Vader’s life prior to “Return of the Jedi”, has provided readers with a more nuanced view of the character. It has revealed more about Vader’s internal humanity, his lingering love for Padmé Amidala, and the complex dynamics of his relationship with Emperor Palpatine. Throughout these narratives, several secret enemies of Darth Vader have come to light, including Qi’ra of Crimson Dawn, rogue Jedi from Order 66, and Padmé’s handmaidens like Sabé. The series has shown us that Vader had many enemies beyond just the Rebel Alliance.
One of these enemies was Doctor Aphra, a character introduced in the 2015 Darth Vader comic series written by Kieron Gillen. Aphra is an archaeologist who was initially working for Darth Vader but eventually betrayed him. She is known for her morally gray character and her knack for causing chaos. Her character journey began in the original series as Vader’s accomplice, but she eventually crossed a line when she secretly made a copy of his consciousness that would cause chaos and destruction.
In “Star Wars: Darth Vader #35″, written by Greg Pak with art by Raffaele Ienco, color by Federico Blee, and lettering by VC’s Joe Caramagna, Vader finds himself needing to form an alliance with Aphra. The comic shows Aphra’s cleverness and adaptability, as she is able to outmaneuver both Vader and the Emperor. She’s shown as a survivor who uses her wits to keep ahead of the game, and despite Vader’s mistrust, her talents are invaluable.
However, this unlikely alliance is most likely temporary and bound to fail. Vader’s alliances have a history of being volatile and end in betrayal, and Aphra’s unpredictable nature further compounds the precariousness of this alliance. It remains to be seen how this storyline will unfold in the subsequent issues of the comic.
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Frequently Asked Questions about the Latest Star Wars Comic Series
- Who does Darth Vader partner with in Star Wars: Darth Vader #35? Darth Vader forms an unlikely alliance with Doctor Aphra, a character who had previously betrayed him.
- What is Doctor Aphra’s history with Darth Vader? Doctor Aphra was once an archaeologist working for Darth Vader but betrayed him. She has a history of manipulating events for her own benefit and has previously played a significant role in Vader’s life.
- What does this alliance mean for the Star Wars storyline? This alliance between Darth Vader and Doctor Aphra adds a new dimension to the Star Wars narrative, further exploring Vader’s complex character and introducing a potential turning point in his relationship with Doctor Aphra. However, the partnership is likely to fail given their turbulent history.
- Why is Darth Vader forming an alliance with Doctor Aphra? Darth Vader needs Aphra’s assistance to retrieve a mysterious artifact from Exegol, a planet strong with the Dark Side of the Force. This is a risky move, as Aphra’s loyalty is notoriously unreliable.
- What is the mysterious artifact that they are seeking? The artifact is a Sith Wayfinder, a device that leads its holder to the hidden world of Exegol. The artifact’s significance lies in its ability to guide Darth Vader to the Emperor’s secret lair.
- Who are the creators behind Star Wars: Darth Vader #35? The comic is the creation of Greg Pak (writer), Raffaele Ienco (artist), Federico Blee (colorist), and VC’s Joe Caramagna (letterer).
- Where can I buy Star Wars: Darth Vader #35? The comic is available for purchase at your local comic shop or online through Marvel’s official website.