How did I get it: A copy of the book arrived along with a lot of promotional items for my library!
Why did I read it: Why wouldn’t I?
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 re-imagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith.
Review: Jeffrey Brown’s illustrations not only reference the movies but also hit on the connection between any father and son. My favorite pictures were Darth Vader refusing to let Luke play with Han Solo, Darth Vader giving up his ice cream cone for his son, and then later asking his son if he pushed Greedo first on the playground. All of the illustrations left me a bit sad that Luke and Darth Vader hadn’t been able to have such an adorable and amusing series of adventures together… But the humor is excellent and the drawings are terrific.
In conclusion, — and as the summary suggests — 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.
How I would rate it: 5 out of 5 stars.