Sunday, March 9, 2014

On the Coffee Table: Jeffrey Brown

Title: Vader's Little Princess
Writer and Artist: Jeffrey Brown
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Okay, everybody get your geek hats on, propeller beanies recommended.

First, let's make very clear that Vader's Little Princess is a non-canon, satirical work.  We all know Darth Vader didn't really raise his children.  So, don't get your Underoos all bunched up, 'kay?  This is supposed to be fun!

Alright, now that's out of the way...  Vader's Little Princess is a graphic novel parody of what a father-daughter relationship might have been like between Darth Vader and Princess Leia.  Actually, calling it a novel is a stretch.  It's more a collection of comic strips.  Leia embarrasses Vader as he's dressing down an admiral who has failed him for the last time.  He disapproves of Han Solo as a boyfriend and the golden bikini as a socially acceptable outfit.  He gives her a TIE Fighter for her birthday.  She makes him a helmet cozy.

And so on.
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The book is fun, a decent five-minute read.  I see T-shirts and coffee mugs in the licensing future, if they haven't happened already.  I'm not inspired to run to the book store to read Brown's other Star Wars parodies, Darth Vader and Son and Jedi Academy.  But if they come my way, I'll read them.

4 comments:

  1. Vader and Son was better, but Little Princess is good. I haven't looked at Jedi Academy.

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    1. Like I said, if it comes my way, I'll read it.

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  2. This is so fun. He is like any other clueless Dad.

    When daughter was younger she went to a Halloween party as a Storm Trooper (we had the full mask/helmet) on vacation. Hawaiian shirt, clam diggers and tennies. . So simple so fun and she won !

    You read the best selections of eclectic books ever. From Buddha to Darth Varder.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Awesome costume idea!

      Thanks for the compliment. My current book is about Pete Sampras, not much like Buddha or Vader.

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