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SWCIC: Vader Rides A Podracer Through A Sandstorm! Plus He Saves Sabé & Fights Crimson Dawn (Darth Vader [2020] #24-29) – Ep 119

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DARTH VADER’S PATH IS UNCLEAR AS HE SAVES PADMÉ’S LOOKALIKE & HANDMAIDEN; SABÉ! For ep 119, Mike delves into 6 issues of Greg Pak’s Darth Vader run, set after Crimson Reign, where Vader & Sabé pursue an imperial governor working with Crimson Dawn and along the way Vader meets two people from his childhood on Tatooine. Palpatine also meets & tests Sabé and when the other handmaidens hear what Sabé has been up to, Dormé is sent to investigate! Mike also provides information on handmaidens and the Iakaru species!

Darth Vader’s 2020 issues 24-29 were written by Greg Pak. With artwork done by Marco Castiello on issue 24, Raffaele Ienco on 25-28 and Luke Ross on 29. Carlos Lopez is the colour artist for issues 24-28 with Federico Blee on issue 29. Issue 24 of DV 2020 was released June 29th 2022, issue 29 was released November 30th 2022 and the trade paperback collection for issues 23-27 was released January 10th 2023 while the TPB for issues 28-32 is due to be released on June 27th 2023.

The other comic episodes set between Crimson Reign & Hidden Empire are 114 for Bounty Hunters, 115 for Star Wars and 117 for Doctor Aphra. The last Vader issue was tackled in Crimson Reign 5, in ep 110.

Last week, in ep 118, Mike delved into the latest of Cavan Scott’s horror comics; Tales From The Rancor Pit, where 3 horror stories from across the Star Wars galaxy are recounted to the gangster Jabba The Hutt! One features haunted droids during the Clone Wars, the second features monster hunter Ty Yorrick during the High Republic era and the last features Han Solo, Leia & Chewbacca dealing with local creatures on Hoth, set shortly before the Empire attack! Mike also gives information on Hassarians, Cereans, Wampas, LEP droids and more!

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Outro read by BZ The Voice:

Intro theme arranged by Mike Burton, backing music by Eric Matyas at


00:00 Intro
00:59 Timeline, Personnel & Release Info
03:00 Crawl
03:33 What To Expect
04:53 Darth Vader Issue 24
08:57 Issue 25
12:11 Issue 26
15:08 Issue 27
18:17 Issue 28
24:06 Padmé’s Handmaidens
25:55 Issue 29
29:54 Coming Up
31:32 New Show; Rebels Reviewed
32:01 Pop Culture Collective
32:52 Support & Patreon
34:53 Outro

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