Darth Vader and Son

Darth Vader and Son

by Jeffrey Brown


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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 Star Wars® comics reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey 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. It's a great option for baby shower gifts, especially for the expectant father. Darth Vader and Son is a Star Wars® book that makes a great gift or a just because purchase for yourself!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452106557
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 04/18/2012
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 46,280
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey Brown is the author of numerous graphic novels and comics, including Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Cats Are Weird. A lifelong Star Wars fan, he lives in Chicago with his wife and five-year-old son.

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"It's fun to see Darth Vader as sort of a sensitive guy." -Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex

"It is funny and sweet and the perfect stocking stuffer for Star Wars-loving dads."
—Victoria Times Colonist

"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

"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

"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 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. "

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Darth Vader and Son 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
4eyedreader_writer More than 1 year ago
While I was looking for some new books at Barnes and Noble (obviously), I saw this little book and I thought the cover looked cute so I read it. And my goodness, it's possibly the cutest book I've ever read. It's full of little comics of Darth Vader and Luke when he's 4 years old, and Darth being a dad. If you like Star Wars, then I totally recommend this book. I was going to by it, but I'm going to save it for later. =)
MaraBlaise More than 1 year ago
's not easy being a Sith Lord and a single father. Just ask Darth Vader... This short book is quite charming to read. A perfect gift to a Star Wars fan. :)
The_Peach_Girl More than 1 year ago
As an artist, a Star Wars fan, and a mom of kids that are also Star Wars fans, I have to say that this is such a fun book!!  The author is very awesome, which makes me want to get more books by him, too! Yes, I will recommend this book as a gift to any one who loves Star Wars!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely great! A fresh and witty take told in pictures.
Anonymous 8 hours ago
The jokes are thing s that could really happen if Vader razed Luke
Ginerbia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I just read the sweetest book, ever!What would have happened if Darth Vader would have raised Luke?This most adorable book shows Darth and Luke visiting the zoo, assembling light sabers, building LEGO spaceships, playing baseball, and lots of other fun things fathers and sons do.This book is a must for any Star Wars fan of any age.
theokester on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Normally I save my reviewing for longer books but this book was so much fun I just had to make a plug to help get the word out. Darth Vader and Son was recommended a couple of months ago when I was reading another "Dad" book ("Dad Rules.").Darth Vader and Son is a cute and fun ~60 page art/comic book. While the book doesn't have a particular plot arc that it follows, it has great storytelling moments that are portrayed fabulously. As the title implies, this book is about the interactions of Darth Vader and his son. (For the 1% of you who aren't up on Star Wars lore¿be aware that this book poses some pretty blatant spoilers, though I think the spoiler grace period there ended in the early 80s).In the book, Luke Skywalker is a young (5-8 year old?) boy wandering the universe with his dad¿the intimidating Darth Vader. The scenes range from endearingly sweet to laugh out loud hilarious. Aside from the blatant relation to the Star Wars universe, there are a bunch of more subtle nods to lesser known elements.The art style is solid and a lot of fun. The author (Jeffrey Brown) has a website where you can get a glimpse of his art style and find links to his other work. I haven't read or seen anything else by him but my whole family has enjoyed reading through Darth Vader and Son. Even though we've all read it, my kids love holding the book in front of another family member with a "Lookit! Lookit!" to get us giggling again at the fun juxtaposition of the powerful Darth Vader and a cute little Luke.This is a fun little read for any Star Wars fan who is willing to poke a little fun at the universe. Great for parents, kids or just kids at heart.****4 out of 5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Noooooo clue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 5 year old really liked it & said " the force is with you". Good for young readers.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
darth vader is luke`s dad u know
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its so hilareous
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should buy this book right now becase its funny and cool(call right now to get it free free,FREE)just kiding
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive been revieeing the reviews and this is the most positive commentary ive seen yet
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book as a gift for a very picky Star Wars fan. He was quite pleased with author's approach. His quote: "This is some funny s***!" Coming from him, that's high praise.
MonicaFMF More than 1 year ago
This is a primarily picture book of what it might have been like if Darth Vader had raised toddler Luke. The graphics are very detailed to enhance the brief narrative that accompanies each page. The tale is filled with humor, some emotion, and references to the Star Wars movies. Overall, a fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is adorable. This book always cheers me up, no matter how depressed I am. 
Holly_Slaski More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and highly recommend this book and Vader's Little Princess to anyone with little children who are just getting into the Star wars phenomenon. My two oldest nephews love both books, and they're just coming to the right ages to actually appreciate anything pertaining to Star Wars. Both of the books were for my brother for father's day, and even he liked them. If this author made more of these books, I would get them immediately.
Merfairy613 More than 1 year ago
very cute
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Been part of a Star Wars loving family my whole life, from my parents first date down thru all us kids. I've seen (and loved) all the movies and read a great deal of the books. This is one of my favorites. It's an adorable story, told in picture form that shows (in a perfect world) even Darth Vader makes a great dad. Funny and sweet, and all too true in parts, it's a great edition to any fan's library and I can't wait to share it with my nephew - the next generation of our Star Wars saga.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had this sent to a relative who runs a private after-school music program. A waiting area in her facility features a large collection of assorted reading matter that parents may read to their younger children while older siblings are having their music lessons. Loves this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As soon as my boys saw this they had to have it... They love Star Wars so much and love this book too! Very funny...