An interview with creator Haden Blackman: link.
This has me wanting to pick up this comic asap.
|But when we were working on The Force Unleashed at LucasArts, George Lucas told us that after Revenge of the Sith the Emperor views Vader as “broken” and believes that Anakin’s physical transformation into Vader has left him weaker and less useful. The idea that Vader is somehow less powerful than Anakin really depressed me... So when writing Darth Vader & The Lost Command, I wanted to rekindle my awe of Vader – who I really believe is the most badass villain ever created – and show how he might actually prove the Emperor both right and wrong.|
Its not often that someone actually seems to get the characterization of Vader correct, and Blackman seems to have it completely spot on. Since the prequel trilogy, it's hard to look at Vader the same way as you used to before the Prequel trilogy came out and all you had was Vader being a badass villain. I'm hoping he does some good with these comics.