Star Wars: Purge - The Tyrant’s Fist #1 Review

Star Wars: Purge - The Tyrant’s Fist #1 Review


The Tyrant's Fist #1 Cover
Shortly after the birth of the Empire, Darth Vader master of combat, terror of his enemies, continues his purge of the Jedi Knights on a planet where his Jedi prey are revered. Amidst a planetwide insurgency, the Dark Lord must snuff out one surviving Jedi, as well as kill the fire of rebellion in the native populace. All will bow to the power of Vader and the Galactic Empire!

Alexander Freed of The Old Republic writes Darth Vader!

Follows the events of Revenge of the Sith.

Darth Vader brings terror to the Jedi!

Cover/Solicit - 4/5

- Would I pick-up the comic based on the solicit/cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the solicit/cover portray what happens in the issue?

Art - 4/5

- Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance?

Colors/Ink/Lettering - 4/5

- Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening? Can I easily read the lettering?

Layout/Flow - 4/5

- Does the layout of the issue make it easy to read? Does the issue have a good flow of the plot and keep me engaged?

Story - 5/5

- Weighted Triple. How well did the issue further develop the current story? How well did the issue further develop the characters? Did I enjoy reading the issue?



Verdict - 4.4

- I'm always excited to see another Star Wars comic, even if they turn out to be like Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith - Spiral. This issue's cover is a little deceiving as to when the issue will take place, on the cover we see Stormtroopers leading me to believe it occurs around Episode IV, yet once you get into the issue you learn Darth Vader actually uses his Clone Army. This 2 issue mini-series takes place after Episode III, with Vader hunting down the last remaining Jedi. The overall story is sound, but similar to Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison I dislike the use of an unknown, and probably pointless character telling the story. While in Ghost Prison you did get 5 issues to flesh out the new character, I don't see that happening this time. Considering this is only the second Vader oriented comic that I have read, maybe that's the way it's always been but I would have preferred the issue be told from his point of view. It's also interesting to see a Young Vader interact with Emperor Palpatine with insubordinate and arrogant actions, similar to what led to Anakin's downfall in the first place. Vader's Great Jedi Purge seems interesting and I can't wait to read the conclusion.

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