Thursday, October 15, 2015

Review: Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown

What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if "Luke, I am your father" was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith.
Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown's delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. Life lessons include lightsaber batting practice, using the Force to raid the cookie jar, Take Your Child to Work Day on the Death Star ("Er, he looks just like you, Lord Vader!"), and the special bond shared between any father and son.

I've been meaning to read this book for the longest time, and I kind of wish that I had gotten to it sooner.

In Darth Vader and Son, we get to see what might have happened if Darth Vader had been given the chance to be a regular father to Luke Skywalker.

I loved this book! It was such fun to see Darth Vader doing things that typical fathers do with their children. When put that way, it sounds a little boring, but in reality, it's very entertaining because not only does Darth Vader and the other characters here use variations of lines from the movies, there are plenty of cameos from other Star Wars characters we know and love. My favorite was the appearance of little Han Solo as the kid that Darth Vader didn't want Luke to play with.

When my child is old enough to read, I'm sure this is something my husband and he would enjoy reading together.


  1. There are cameos from different Star Wars characters.
  2. It uses variations of memorable lines from the Star Wars movies.
  3. There are some very funny scenarios here.  


  1. I would have loved to see more of Leia. 


  1. You are looking for a fun book that your husband and child can read together.
  2. You are a Star Wars fan.
  3. You want to introduce your children to Star Wars. 



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