Star Wars: Darth Vader #3

The adventure continues for the former Anakin Skywalker in Darth Vader #3. Vader continues his quest to locate a Jedi lightsaber and 'bleed' the kyber crystal inside, thus, making it his own Sith Lightsaber.

In the second issue, Vader was able to locate an old Jedi Knight, Master Kirak Infil'a, a Jedi who seems to have had one purpose with the now defunct Jedi order, to fight. Master Infil'a has taken the Barash Vow, a type of penance a Jedi knight might take, separating himself from anything but the force, which Vader so kindly explained to his droid. I have to admit, I understand it's necessity as a storytelling device, but seeing Darth Vader ask questions to a droid is just a little weird.ust a touch.

However, maybe it isn't as this book (and the issues before it) have been trying to bridge the gap between the whining Anakin Skywalker from episodes II and III and the menacing Darth Vader we see in episode IV. So, we do see things that seem a little out of character for Vader, but not necessarily for Hayden Christensen's Anakin.

Issue three begins with Master Infil'a feeling Vader coming. He hurls 'padawan traps' at Vader's ship, forcing it to crash land and need repairs. Vader sets out on his mission, without a lightsaber of course, to attempt to defeat Kirak Infil'a.

All in all, another stellar issue from writer Charles Soule, the man with some of the most interesting stories to tell in modern day Star Wars comics (go check out Poe Dameron if you need more proof). Artist Giuseppe Camuncoli does another fantastic job and creates an absolutely fierce looking Darth Vader.

This issue will show you Darth Vader the warrior and just how much more powerful Anakin Skywalker became after turning to the dark side.