Review: Oh no, it’s Ochi in DARTH VADER #13
In Darth Vader #13 by Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco, Jason Keith, and Joe Caramagna, with a main cover by Aaron Kuder and Richard Isanove, Vader continues in his pursuit of the carbonite-frozen Solo. In the latest of the issues in the War of the Bounty Hunters, we get to see some familiar Star Wars faces make an appearance – and that’s pretty exciting for me, Marvel Blog True Believers!
In Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, we were introduced to a character named Ochi – well, sort of introduced, because Ochi was already dead when he was discovered by Rey, Finn, and Poe! They find his skeletal remains underground during the sequence on Pasaana.
In that movie, we learn that Ochi was a bounty hunter who worked closely with Emperor Palpatine in order to hunt down Sith artifacts.
But in this story, we finally get to see what Ochi was like before he turned into a dusty old skeleton! It’s an interesting perspective on a Star Wars character, and it’s fun to watch his story unfold in this issue (and we can bet that we’ll be seeing more of Ochi in the next issue of Darth Vader, as well).
Another perk of this issue is the appearance of IG-88, a robotic bounty hunter who was first introduced in The Empire Strikes Back. Unfortunately, in that movie, he has no lines. However, thanks to the appearance of IG-11 in The Mandalorian, it is impossible not to think of Taika Waititi’s voice when reading IG-88’s lines.
Fortunately, I think that Pak was thinking the same thing when he was writing IG-88’s dialogue, and you can easily imagine Waititi’s voice reading these lines… how wizard is that?
Darth Vader #13
Have you had a chance to pick up Darth Vader #13 at your local comic shop, Marvel Blog True Believers? If so, did you score the totally awesome Pride variant by JJ Kirby, featuring the awesome new Imperial Rae Sloane? Let us know in the comment section!