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Tower of Iron Will

All who enter the Tower regain 100 sanity points.

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Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die
Randall Munroe, James Foreman, K. Sekelsky, Camron Miller, John Chernega, David Michael Wharton, K.M. Lawrence, Jeffrey C. Wells, Vera Brosgol, Kit Yona, J. Jack Unrau, Jeff Stautz, Aaron Diaz, Matthew Bennardo, Yahtzee Croshaw, Douglas J. Lane, Brian Quinlan, Kate Beaton

Darth Vader loses face, for the second time

Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1 - Salvador Larocca, Kieron Gillen

After Disney's acquisition of both Marvel and Star Wars it was inevitable that Marvel would start publishing Star Wars comics at some point. Star Wars: Darth Vader is one of their first offerings. I have never thought Vader was a particularly interesting villain. If he is not threatening someone he just stands there breathing deeply and looking menacing. He has more personality than Sauron but less than Voldemort.

 

Without spoiling the story, the graphic novel picks up right after the events of the original Star Wars movie and before Empire Strikes Back. The destruction of the Death Star has shaken the Emperor's confidence in Vader and now Vader has to quickly strengthen his position before he finds himself replaced as the Emperor's right hand.