Tales From Vader's Castle comic #2: Count Dooku: Prince of Darkness! by Cavan Scott

"Tales From Vader's Castle #2: Count Dooku: Prince of Darkness!" written by Cavan Scott, illustrated by Derek Charm, Kelley Jones, and Michelle Madsen
     So while the first issue was a cute little ghost story with a slightly creepy lining, this one took out all the stops. Count Dooku was certainly not the scariest thing about this story despite his billing as "Prince of Darkness!". You have got to check this one out!
     We start off with Lina Graf and her Rebel crew as they encounter larvae and then a really big insectoid beastie on Mustafar. An intriguing defense mechanism of the big guy gets CR-8R musing about Milo's love for weird creatures. And Milo must be working for the Rebellion as well because it turns out he's the one who sent them on this mission!! I'm still absolutely loving these connections!
     We then get into our story within a story...it's about Bray, the planet of eternal night and is a story told during the time of the Clone Wars with General Kenobi and Adi Gallia (who it turns out is cynical about the war and the Jedi's involvement...kind of reminds me of Prosset Dibs, although I don't see her going as far as he did...becoming an Inquisitor).
     The people of Bray (Brayans) have huge eyes able to take in as much light as possible since they live on a world of constant darkness (see them pictured below). They're quite cute if you ask me.
     So I don't want to give everything away, but this issue is about were-mynocks!!! And I'm talking freaky, large, wolf-like were-mynocks. So cool...and perfect for Halloween but with that Star Wars-y edge.
     There's a sweet quote from Obi-Wan at one point where he says to Adi, "As I always tell Anakin, together we can do anything. Together we are strong." If only that had lasted through to the end. *tear*
     I have to say, this issue was way scarier than the first one. It gave me just the right amount of chills for a good ole fashioned frightening Halloween tale. And the colors were phenomenal, giving just the right hint of fear...especially with one character's dialogue... I'm loving this series so far and can't wait to see what they do with it next!


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