Vader Vs The Handmaidens: Sabé & Dormé Question Joining The Empire, Plus Jul Tambor, Skako Minor & More (Darth Vader [2020] #30-32) – Ep 142

Star Wars: Comics In Canon - Your Guide To The Canon, Through The Comic Book Lens

25-11-2023 • 19 mins

VADER CONFRONTS PADMÉ’S HANDMAIDENS BUT WILL THEY JOIN HIM OR REBEL? For ep 142, Mike continues with the 2020 run of Darth Vader comics, with another story surrounding Sabé & Dormé caught in the web of Vader, as they try to save innocents while fighting against Jul Tambor. As Vader’s web entangles the other handmaidens too causing them to ask themselves what they’re willing to sacrifice in order to save lives and if Sabé is truly working for the Dark Lord…

Darth Vader 30-32 were all written by Greg Pak, with colour artist Federico Blee. Luke Ross was artist on issue 30 while Ibraim Roberson was artist on issues 31 & 32. Issue 30 was released January 11th 2023, issue 32 was released March 22nd 2023 and the trade paperback collection was released 27th June 2023.

For a refresher, go to ep 119 of SWCIC, where Mike delved into issues 24-29 of the Darth Vader comics!

Mike recently spoke with Ethan Sacks (author of Bounty Hunters, Galaxy’s Edge & more Star Wars comics) on ep 213 of Genuine Chit-Chat and has recorded an episode with Shadow of the Sith author Adam Christopher, so look out for that too!

In the last episode, Mike explains BEFORE AHSOKA, HOW DID ANAKIN, OBI-WAN AND PLO-KOON DEAL WITH CLONES? For ep 141, Mike delves into the IDW Publishing mini-series; Clone Wars Battle Tales – stories all set before the Clone Wars movie but after Attack Of The Clones, showing 6 missions the clones have been on with Jedi generals Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Plo-Koon. Amidst these stories, Mike provides additional info on several clones Ovissians, Plo-Koon, flying droids and more – this serves as a brilliant prequel to The Clone Wars movie and you don’t need to have seen any of The Clone Wars to enjoy!

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00:00 Intro

01:24 What To Expect

01:52 Personnel & Release

02:26 Issue 30 Crawl

03:11 Handmaiden & Skako Minor Info

05:38 Issue 30 Plot

08:35 Issue 31 Plot

11:50 Issue 32 Plot

14:35 Coming Up

16:00 Ethan Sacks Interview

16:51 Guest Spots

17:19 Support & Social Media

18:34 Outro