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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Infinities #4

Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2003
By: Craig Lemon



Writer: Dave Land
Artists: Davide Fabbri, Christian Della Vecchia

Publisher: Dark Horse


This is the last part of the mini-series, and has the least connection with the movie of any of the series - by some significant distance. Han has got himself out of hock with Jabba, Luke is dead, Leia is on Dagobah learning to be a Jedi...as this issue opens, Yoda tells Leia how to build a lightsabre - basically take a lightsabre shell and nip off to a handy cave to pick up a magic crystal and put it in - bingo, one handy-dandy fully-functioning lightsabre.

Whilst she's doing this, Darth Vader turns up and demands to see his son - I'm not sure why Vader couldn't detect Luke's death in issue #1 through the Force - but Yoda and a few ghosts and visions fight Vader to a standstill before revealing the awful truth about Luke and Leia - Leia turns up to witness Yoda biting the big one, so she attacks Vader and is about to be killed when...

Well, the cavalry arrives, and it's pretty dissatisfying. Ok, so I suppose you could argue that Vader's attention was distracted, and maybe his connection to the Force is particularly weak on Dagobah...bit of a stretch really. Maybe he was just tired and had forgotten to take his prozac that morning?

Artwise, it's the usual bang-up job, especially a full-page spread of Vader being taken back to his Tusken Raider massacre from Attack Of The Clones..but the plot owes too much to that movie, and, strangely, suffers from deviating too far from its own source movie to be truly satisfying.



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