Darth Vader and Son (Star Wars) (Hardcover)
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The Star Wars comedy gem that launched the bestselling series! In this comic reimagining, the Dark Lord of the Sith is just like any other dad.
From Jeffrey Brown, New York Times bestselling author of the beloved Darth Vader and Family books, including Goodnight Darth Vader, Vader's Little Princess, Darth Vader and Friends, and A Vader Family Sithmas, this must-have for Star Wars fans considers 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 Star Wars reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Brown's delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars moments a fresh parenting books 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. A great gift book or self-purchase, especially for the expectant father.
DARTH VADER COMICS: Bringing out the lighter side of the Dark Lord's personality, the Vader and Family books have charmed millions of readers who can't get enough of the Star Wars universe. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown has created a series that appeals to fans of all ages.
STAR WARS DAD GIFTS: An out-of-this-universe gift for any dad, for Father's Day, birthday, baby shower, or just because.
FAN FAVORITE: As noted by Gizmodo, "[I]f you're one of those sad, empty few who haven't picked up Vader and Son, for yourself, a child, a Star Wars fan, a carbon-based lifeform, or anyone who likes things that are Good - do yourself a favor and pick it up, because not only it is adorable and funny, but it's also one of the best Star Wars books ever."
- Star Wars fans of all ages
- Everyone who loves the Vader and Family series
- Stocking stuffers for men
- Pair with Darth Vader and Son Wall Calendar, Postcards, or Coloring Book to create a fun gift set
About the Author
Jeffrey Brown is the Eisner Award–winning artist and author of the Darth Vader and Son series, as well as many autobiographical comics, humorous graphic novels, and middle grade series. A lifelong Marvel fan, he lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.
"Fans of Star Wars will be entertained by this heartwarming and comical twist on the epic classic. Through vivid illustrations, author Jeffrey Brown shares the tale of Darth Vader, the hands-on, over-protective dad, who's involved in Luke's everyday activities"
"When the first Star Wars film conquered the world in 1977, no one could have possibly foreseen it going on to become such an ubiquitous part of our cultural heritage. Now even parenthood can be viewed through the filter of the Sith lord Darth Vader. Jeffrey Brown (Incredible Change-Bots) crashes headlong into George Lucas’s galaxy far, far away with endearing, funny-and fully licensed-results. A series of full-page gag cartoons focusing on the 'what if?' of Darth Vader raising a four-year-old Luke Skywalker, the book twists father/son moments into scenarios within the Star Wars playground. For instance, the addition of a wailing little Luke turns the Bounty Hunter scene into, as one bounty hunter’s thought balloon puts it, Awkward! Trick-or-treating, toy shopping, a day at the zoo, and more are rejiggered with a lighthearted, charming tone. However, the book also provides ample proof that adding a babysitting Darth Vader to any Star Wars situation makes it gently humorous. Brown’s signature scratchy style is embellished with full color and stripped-down likenesses."- Publisher's Weekly
"Hilarious...it's a great book to read to your kids, but it's also a great book for adults. I find myself smiling as I turn each page."
"From potty training to lightsaber batting practice to ice cream runs, the endearing absurdity of the duo’s dynamic makes for a remix treat of the most entertaining variety."- Brain Pickings
"Just let me just be the first to tell you that, if you play your cards right and get him a copy, Darth Vader And Son is gonna have Dad laughing coffee through his nose this year at brunch." -Babble.com
"The central conflict of 'Star Wars' looks considerably different -- and much, much funnier -- through Brown's eyes. "- Comic Book Resources
"But if you're one of those sad, empty few who haven't picked up Vader and Son, for yourself, a child, a Star Wars fan, a carbon-based lifeform, or anyone who likes things that are Good - do yourself a favor and pick it up, because not only it is adorable and funny, but it's also one of the best Star Wars books ever. In fact, buy two, because you're going to want to give a copy to somebody over the holidays, no question. "
"You won’t find a more adorable Star Wars book this year than Darth Vader and Son. Seriously. It’s a must-have for Star Wars fans of all ages, as it’s not only insanely cute, it’s quite humorous,"
--Geeks of Doom
"Darth Vader and Son is cute, and perfect for the little Star Wars fan in your life. It playfully posits the question “What if Darth Vader had actually raised Luke?” Author and illustrator Jeffrey Brown turns run-of-the-mill parenting activities into fun moments full of Star Wars references...Overall, Darth Vader and Son is a fun read for adult Star Wars fans who like a good laugh, as well as for children just learning to love these characters."
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"It’s fun to see Darth Vader as sort of a sensitive guy." -Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex
"The book imagines a universe where Darth Vader actually gets to raise his son Luke and it is so disarmingly charming that you really stop caring that this is an evil Sith lord. Oh, Obi-Wan, why did you spirit those children away?" -TOR.com
"This book is hilarious, short, and sweet. I’m sure it will have a real wide range of appeal that will include both young and die-hard Star Wars ones. There’s probably not wrong reason to gift this, but it would definitely make for a good Father’s Day present if you really need an excuse to buy Darth Vader and Son."
"Do you and your Dad have a Star Wars bond? Then you're definitely going to want to nab this sweet and funny comic about Anakin Luke Skywalker."
"Devoted Star Wars fans will love that Brown has taken Darth Vader's lines from the movies-‘I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further’---and cleverly turned them on their heads, finding the humor in both parenting and movie fandom, especially when he pokes gentle fun at the newer movies.”
“Mix “Star Wars” with cuteoverload.com, and you get Jeffrey Brown’s adorable “Darth Vader and Son” from Chronicle Books….[it] just had me melting, “awww”-ing and/or giggling over almost every page. And I’m not even a dad…. geek dads, especially those with little kids, would totally appreciate”
-Geek Watch, DetroitNews.com
“Darth Vader and Son [is] a sweet mashup of Star Wars and father and son bonding”
- Chicago Tribune
“You don't have to be a Star Wars fan to appreciate this tender little book.”
-The Guardian (UK)
"Darth Vader and Son is Brown at the top of his artistic game with beautiful full-color pages, many of which seem imbued with a sincerity that I would expect to find in his next autobiographical work, A Matter of Life. Darth Vader and Son is a book for fathers and sons and Star Wars fans and, well, pretty much anyone who enjoys happiness and smiles. "
"As a Star Wars generation kid-disclaimer: the original Star Wars movies, not the prequels-this little book was pure joy. I now read it with my five-year-old daughter, who cracks up at little Luke and a much kinder, gentler Darth Vader."- Chicago Magazine
"This is a good one for a young geek or their proud papa. "
-Ain't It Cool News
"It is funny and sweet and the perfect stocking stuffer for Star Wars-loving dads."
--Victoria Times Colonist