Sunday, June 18, 2017

Modern Marvel: Star Wars: Darth Vader #25 Joe Quesada Variant

Happy Father's Day!  To celebrate the day, I thought I'd bring you a cover featuring every Star Wars fan's favorite dad, Darth Vader.

Joe Quesada has only contributed a handful of covers to the Star Wars line including one for the final issue of Marvel's 2015 Darth Vader title.  This incentive variant was offered initially in a 1:100 ratio.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #25k - Marvel Comics, U.S. (October 2016)
Joe Quesada variant
The artwork is not as nice as Joe Quesada's cover for The Force Awakens #1 which does a wonderful job of showing Rey on Jakku, but it is definitely better than the artwork he provided for Star Wars #1.  The drawing is Darth Vader standing on an outcrop clenching his lightsaber while peering up at the sky.  The pose looks very much like a Batman pose; imagine the rock replaced with a rooftop ledge in the city and the lightsaber replaced by a batarang.

While the artwork is decent, it does not stand out from the myriad of other Vader cover's Marvel has released since reacquiring the license.

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