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Darth Vader and Son (Hardcover) by Jeffrey Brown - image 1 of 1
Darth Vader and Son (Hardcover) by Jeffrey Brown - image 1 of 1
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About the Book

A hilarious re-imagining of what it would be like if Darth Vader had taken an active role in raising his son Luke, with a refreshing twist and illustrations. Life lessons include lightsaber batting practice, using the Force to raid the cookie jar, and more.

Book Synopsis

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(R) 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(R) 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(R) book that makes a great gift or a just because purchase for yourself!

Review Quotes

As a Star Wars generation kid-disclaimer: the original Star Wars movies, not the prequels-this little book was pure joy. I now read it with my five-year-old daughter, who cracks up at little Luke and a much kinder, gentler Darth Vader.- Chicago Magazine

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.

Darth Vader and Son is cute, and perfect for the little Star Wars fan in your life. It playfully posits the question What if Darth Vader had actually raised Luke? Author and illustrator Jeffrey Brown turns run-of-the-mill parenting activities into fun moments full of Star Wars references...Overall, Darth Vader and Son is a fun read for adult Star Wars fans who like a good laugh, as well as for children just learning to love these characters.
Wink Books and BoingBoing

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

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.

Do you and your Dad have a Star Wars bond? Then you're definitely going to want to nab this sweet and funny comic about Anakin Luke Skywalker.
-E! Online

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

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'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.

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

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

Just let me just be the first to tell you that, if you play your cards right and get him a copy, Darth Vader And Son is gonna have Dad laughing coffee through his nose this year at brunch.

Mix Star Wars with, 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,

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?

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.
--CSI: Librarian

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

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.
Dimensions (Overall): 6.6 Inches (H) x 6.7 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: .55 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 64
Genre: Humor, Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: Form / Parodies, Parenting / Fatherhood
Format: Hardcover
Author: Jeffrey Brown
Language: English
Street Date: June 11, 2012
TCIN: 14238196
UPC: 9781452106557
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-1360
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
87% would recommend
8 recommendations

Great buy

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Fernandezfamily - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Funny bedtime story. I love the quality!!!! The pages are thick and worth it
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Dont waste your money

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
TiffanyT - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Awful. My son and husband love Star Wars but this book is terrible. My son wants us to read it to him but it’s more of a picture book to comic strip. Don’t recommend for kids. My husband is a big star wars nerd and even agreed the book is lame.
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Hward3 - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Such a sweet book. My husband loved it.
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He Loved It!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jane - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Bought this for my brothers baby shower as he is having a baby boy! He thought it was very funny. He enjoyed the references to the movies and that it was all very light hearted! He also liked that the book had some substance to it and wasn’t just a picture book!
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Very cute book.

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Wanda - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
Very cute book, if you know the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes or Family Circle, it has the same type of humor. My husband was a huge Star Wars fan and my kids love it too. I got these for them for Christmas as a gift from their late father who passed two years ago. I thought it was fitting since I have a son and daughter like Luke and Leia.
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Fun for all ages

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Amanda S - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
So funny even fun for adults!
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
GavinsMom - 7 years ago
My 5 year old loved it! All of the little hidden movie quotes are cute!
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Excellent and funny!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
melmik - 8 years ago
Both my kids - 10 and 16 - are giggling over these books.
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