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Darth Vader and Son (Hardback)

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Hardback 64 Pages / Published: 01/04/2012
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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 comic artist Jeffrey Brown's delightful comics give a fresh twist to classic Star Wars TM moments, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away, including lightsaber baseball practice, using the Force to raid the cookie jar, and Take Your Child to Work Day on the Death Star ('Er, he looks just like you, Lord Vadern, and the special bond shared between any father and son.

Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452106557
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 171 x 166 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Hillarious...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.+
--"Forcecast.net"
"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. "
-Comics Bulletin
"Darth Vader and Son [is] a sweet mashup of Star Wars and father and son bonding"
- Chicago Tribune
"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. "
-io9.com
"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
"You don't have to be a Star Wars fan to appreciate this tender little book."
-The Guardian (UK)
"This is a good one for a young geek or their proud papa. "
-Ain't It Cool News
"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."
--CSI: Librarian
"It is funny and sweet and the perfect stocking stuffer for Star Wars-loving dads."
--Victoria Times Colonist
"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
"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."
--Forcecast.net
"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"
--Real Simple
"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."
-E! Online
"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."
- ICv2.com
"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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“Funny”

Classic StarWars lines in a fun short book for children (saying that any StarWars fan of any age would enjoy this book !!)

Hardback edition
6th July 2013
Helpful? Upvote 52

“The cutest book in the galaxy”

How would the meanest man in the galaxy raise his kids if he had been given the chance? Heartwarming and funny, I chuckled along to every page.
If only things had turned out differently for Mr Skywalker...

Hardback edition
19th April 2013
Helpful? Upvote 44
Lance Christopher at Uxbridge

“The Force Is Strong...”

This hilarious little book is full of funny and heart-warming scenes between Darth Vader and his cheeky little boy... featuring everything from Boba Fett to big hairy Banthas, this is something anyone with a passing... More

Hardback edition
22nd June 2012
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