Belonging and The Bad Batch: Rampage

Through the first five episodes of The Bad Batch, very traditional and clear Star Wars themes are shining through. Family, hope, rogues, underdogs. All present and accounted for. Where the series is dressed in such traditional Star Wars garb, the connection and contrast between identity and belonging has put the spotlight clearly on itself after […]

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CHAIN OF SUFFERING – HOW THE EMPEROR CONTROLLED VADER AND THE MOMENT THAT CHANGED IT ALL

The following article contains mild spoilers for The Clone Wars TV series, Darth Vader Comic #1 (2017), and canon novel Lords of the Sith. "Governor Tarkin, I should've expected to find you holding Vader's leash."  Leia Organa was defiant in the face of evil. Her quip was addressed to Grand Moff Tarkin but it was […]

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The Parts of Vader: A Look at the Creation and Deconstruction of the Galaxies Greatest Villian

As “Hakko Drazlip and the Tootle Froots” so famously (infamously) sang, one Darth Vader is made of many prosthetic parts (if you get the reference, across the internet high five for you… if not, don’t worry you didn’t miss much in Heir to the Jedi). While it might not be the best of ideas to […]

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