Thursday, August 8, 2013

Darth Vader (and children): two reviews

Do you ever pretend to use the force when you walk through automatic sliding doors?  Try to convince people "these are not the chocolate candies you are looking for"?  Claimed something smelled worse than a tauntaun?  Then maybe...just maybe, these are the books for you!

Darth Vader and Son
Author/Illustrator: Jeffrey Brown
http://www.jeffreybrowncomics.com/
Info: Chronicle Books, copyright 2012, 64 pages

What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if "Luke, I am your father" was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith.  

~Goodreads Description~


Graphic genius.  Jeffrey Brown explores the hypothetical what-if of Star Wars parenthood, following a variety of scenes from the movie with a different spin.  Hilarity ensues...at least, if you are a part of Star Wars fandom (which you should be...duh).

This book will take you all of five minutes to read, but it's a five minutes well spent.  The artwork is fun, the dialogue awesome, and the references highly amusing.  Check out Brown in all his splendor in Darth Vader and Son.




Vader's Little Princess
Info: Chronicle Books, copyright 2013, 64 pages

In this irresistibly funny follow-up to the breakout bestseller Darth Vader and Son, Vader--Sith Lord and leader of the Galactic Empire--now faces the trials, joys, and mood swings of raising his daughter Leia as she grows from a sweet little girl into a rebellious teenager.  

~Goodreads Description~


 
Now, he couldn't leave out Leia, could he?  Even Vader seems to be having trouble raising a teenage girl.  She's a bit moody, in love with a rebel, and a terrible driver.  Another stroke of genius.  Not quite as good as it's predecessor, Vader's Little Princess still causes genuine giggles for Star Wars lovers.  Check it out!






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