It’s October, which means spooky times are here! And nothing is spookier than Vader’s Castle. What kind of creepy adventures will our favorite Star Wars characters encounter in Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader’s Castle #1 from IDW Publishing?

Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader's Castle #1 ReviewSTAR WARS ADVENTURES: TALES FROM VADER’S CASTLE #1
Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Derek Charm
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
Tales from Vader’s Castle puts a spooky spin on your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away…

This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features Rebels stars Hera, Kanan, and Chopper; Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku; Han Solo and Chewbacca; the Ewoks; and of course, Darth Vader—all under the shadow of Vader’s Castle!

It’s spooky, but the pacing leaves a little bit to be desired for me. I understand that the flashback sequence allowed them to play with two different casts of Star Wars folk in the same story, but it felt cramped to me. I do like the spooky parts and the art is clear and expressive, but it felt like too much was going on…Matthew's Thoughts
A bit of creepy tales, Br’er Rabbit, and stories within stories in this first issue, but at least this sets up the direction the series is taking, and I’m okay with that considering Star Wars Adventures isn’t aimed at the hard core Star Wars fans. Instead, Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle #1 is that kid friendly spooky fun times we need this time of year. Worth picking up for the kids, and for anyone who is willing to have fun in the Star Wars universe.Stephen's Thoughts

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