Product Added : December 31st, 2012
Category : Books
"This Best Selling Darth Vader and Son (Star Wars (Chronicle)) Tends to SELL OUT VERY FAST! If this is a MUST HAVE product, be sure to Order Now to avoid disappointment!"
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.
When looking at the pictures in the preview, I was sold on this book, but not for my son. I ended up buying it for my wife. Looked through it today and it’s great, really adorable artwork. Don’t buy if you’re looking for a story to read your little kid, but for a mom or dad, this is just great. Like the other reviewers said, it’s more of a gift book than anything else, but as a gift book for a parent it’s fantastic.
If you know a guy Star Wars fan with a young son, this is the perfect gift. Cute and sweet it will certainly bring smiles again and again
Graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown is 37 years old, which is almost the cut-off for enjoying this irreverent (but tender) take on classic Star Wars to the fullest. |Darth Vader and son| was funnier and much more touching than I expected. I plan on buying several copies to give as gifts, especially for expectant fathers. It would also make a timely Father’s Day present.
Men in this age bracket who grew up in the Seventies and now have children of their own will appreciate the father-son dynamic here. Lord Vader’s dark reputation is very much softened as he raises young Luke as a single parent, apparently, affixing band-aids and playing checkers (“You have learned much, young one.”). The positive vibe isn’t an accident. Author-illustrator Brown admitted, “With my son being 4, I thought it would be really fun to do something along the lines of Luke being a 4-year-old and Darth Vader going through the same things I was going through as a parent.”
That perspective results in some LOL moments, for example:
**When I was your age, we didn’t even have star destroyers.**
**Luke, pick up your toys this instant. Luke, I am your father. Do you want a time-out?**
**Luke complains, “I don’t want a sister,” as Leia plays nearby (and puts Luke’s action figures in dresses).**
Quality construction on the hardcover itself. Chronicle continues to publish wonderfully offbeat titles. Not sure why Amazon currently shows availability as “Usually ships within 1 to 3 months.” FYI, it’s available (albeit at full price) at Chronicle’s own site.
[The reviewer was provided with a complimentary copy of the book.]
When we decided on a Star Wars themed nursery, the search for creative and unique items began. The “Darth Vader and Son” pictorial book has been a perfect addition. Star Wars geeks will love the plays on various scenes while the grandmothers will cry at the more touching pages.
If you’re a Star Wars nerd, and you have young kids you are trying to share that with…this is a wonderful book. So many great jokes in it that only a Star Wars fan would get. Luke wants the Jar Jar toy and Vader is trying to convince him not to. Greedo shooting first fiasco. Love it. Absolutely worth it, and 100% appropriate for my 4 year old son.
I got this for my sister as a mother’s day gift and she absolutely loves it! If you know a Star Wars fan with a kid, this is the perfect father’s day or mother’s day item!!!
The concept is the best thing about this book. Picture Darth Vader as a doting father to the young Luke Skywalker. If that makes you grin, you’ll like the book. About a third of the cartoons have no joke, per se, beyond the absurdity of the premise. “Luke do you need to go potty?” Some of the cartoons quote the original Star Wars trilogy (“But Daa-ad, you said we could go to Tosche Station after nap . . .”, but most don’t bother. It’s just funny to see Darth Vader in typical paternal settings.
The book doesn’t provide much pleasure in repeat reading, and I believe it is most naturally a gift for a Star Wars fan with a young child, and in that context it might be worth even five stars.
I was perusing the Goodreads Choice Awards nominees when I came up on Darth Vader and Son. I am not a hardcore Star Wars fanboy but I do really love the Star Wars universe. I knew once I set eyes on this book that I would love it and so I requested it from the library. Once I came home I devoured it in minutes and Darth Vader and Son was pretty mindblowing.
Darth Vader and Son is a funny graphic novel that shows Darth Vader raising 4 year old Luke Skywalker. It isn’t funny that you will laugh out loud for hours straight but it will make you chuckle and smile alot. If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll really appreciate this slim but sweet story. Even if you’re not a Star Wars fan, I think you will without a doubt enjoy this book. I really can’t wait for the new Star Wars movies and Jeffrey Brown made me even more excited.
There is probably no more complicated father-son duo in movie history than that of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. This little comic book takes that relationship and humanizes it on a whole new level. It imagines what the two of them would look like if juxtaposed into the ordinary everyday father-son situations. It is indeed amusing to see the two of them arguing over Luke’s choice of music, facing some awkward moments with the emperor Palpatine, and having Darth Vader comfort young Luke in his moments of childhood distress. However, all the humor essentially ends with these situations, and there is no attempt to build on this and add a twist or humorous overlay. The art in this is fortunately very good, to the point that you almost don’t care about what the characters are saying. It is a nice little comic book that will amuse the grownups and children alike.
My son is a huge star wars fan. He loved the concept of a daddy Darth Vader. He has read this over and over.