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"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
"The book imagines a universe where Darth Vader actually gets to raise his son Luke and it is so disarmingly charming that you really stop caring that this is an evil Sith lord. Oh, Obi-Wan, why did you spirit those children away?" -TOR.com
"The central conflict of 'Star Wars' looks considerably different -- and much, much funnier -- through Brown's eyes. "- Comic Book Resources
"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."
"This is a good one for a young geek or their proud papa. "
-Ain't It Cool News
"When the first Star Wars film conquered the world in 1977, no one could have possibly foreseen it going on to become such an ubiquitous part of our cultural heritage. Now even parenthood can be viewed through the filter of the Sith lord Darth Vader. Jeffrey Brown (Incredible Change-Bots) crashes headlong into George Lucas's galaxy far, far away with endearing, funny-and fully licensed-results. A series of full-page gag cartoons focusing on the 'what if?' of Darth Vader raising a four-year-old Luke Skywalker, the book twists father/son moments into scenarios within the Star Wars playground. For instance, the addition of a wailing little Luke turns the Bounty Hunter scene into, as one bounty hunter's thought balloon puts it, Awkward! Trick-or-treating, toy shopping, a day at the zoo, and more are rejiggered with a lighthearted, charming tone. However, the book also provides ample proof that adding a babysitting Darth Vader to any Star Wars situation makes it gently humorous. Brown's signature scratchy style is embellished with full color and stripped-down likenesses."- Publisher's Weekly
"You don't have to be a Star Wars fan to appreciate this tender little book."
-The Guardian (UK)
"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
Posted June 25, 2012
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. =)
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Posted December 13, 2012
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.
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Posted November 19, 2012
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!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 5, 2012
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