Darth Pool – By Stuart Scott
Opening scroll for issue 4.5 of Vader defaced by Deadpool. He has drawn on top in green crayon showing how he ended up in this predicament (see page 4) whilst also commenting on the scroll (here shown in brackets). Beneath the scroll he has drawn the player ship from space invaders shooting laser bolts at the words on the bottom row.
VADER (CROSSED OUT) DARTH POOL
THE GALAXY IS IN TURMOIL. THE EMPIRES ULTIMATE WEAPON THE DEATH STAR HAS BEEN DESTROYED BY REBEL FORCES. DARTH VADER THE SOLE SURVIVOR OF THIS TRAGEDY HAS FALLEN FROM THE EMPERORS GRACE AND HAS BEEN PLACED UNDER THE OVERSIGHT OF GRAND GENERAL TAGGE (ISN’T HE DEAD?).
SUSPECTING THAT THE EMPEROR (WE SHARE A DERMATOLOGIST) MEANS TO REPLACE HIM ENTIRELY VADER HAS CO-OPTED ARCHAEOLOGIST DOCTOR APHRA (VADER GROUPIE) AND HER DROID COMPANIONS TRIPLE ZERO AND BEE-TEE (ANNOYING AFTER ONE ISSUE) TO AID HIM IN CONSOLIDATING HIS OWN POWER BASE.
DURING HIS MEDITATIONS VADER HAS SENSED AN UNUSUAL PRESENCE IN THE FORCE (ME) EMANATING FROM THE PLANET BRODO ASOGI, NEAR THE OUTER RIM. WITH APHRA COVERTLY MONITORING THE SITUATION FROM ORBIT VADER HEADS TO JOIN AN ADVANCE PARTY ON THE PLANET TO INVESTIGATE …
Page 2 (6 panels)
Panel 1 - Darth Vaders Tie fighter flies towards a forested planet.
IMPERIAL OFFICER (caption):
WE SEARCHED THE PLANET AS REQUESTED LORD VADER.
Panel 2 – Vaders Tie Fighter flying over an abandoned City in the middle of the forest. Within the City are statues of Asogians (don’t Google it, it’ll be explained later).
IMPERIAL OFFICER (caption):
IT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN ABANDONED FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS…
Panel 3 – Vaders Tie Fighter has landed in a forest clearing at the outskirts of the abandoned Asogian City. Darth Vader is striding away from it flanked by a young Imperial Officer.
…OUR MEN CAME ACROSS ONE INHABITANT NEARBY. HE APPEARED INTOXICATED. WE ARE STILL UNSURE HOW HE GOT HERE AS THERE ARE NO SHIPS ON THE SURFACE.
Panel 4 – Vader surveys Deadpool’s confiscated arsenal on the grass by a small wooded area. This is a random assortment of things e.g. knuckle dusters, throwing stars, a bazooka and slingshot. It should definitely should include his two katanas and twin Uzi’s. Next to the weapons lays Deadpool’s satchel.
DID HE RESIST?
IMPERIAL OFFICER (op):
HE HANDED HIMSELF OVER TO US AS HE BELIEVES HE IS SOMEWHERE CALLED DISNEY WORLD AND HE DOESN’T WANT TO BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS HIM.
Panel 5 – Vader is looking up thoughtfully, two round trees behind him look like Mickey Mouse ears. The Imperial Officer is shrugging.
IT ISN’T ON ANY STAR CHARTS MY LORD.
Panel 6 – Back of Darth Vader’s helmet is in the foreground. In the background a squad of Stormtroopers are lined up in front of Deadpool (obscured by helmet).
I DIDN’T THINK THIS LAND WAS READY YET. BRAVO ON THE THEMED PARK SECURITY, IT’S VERY ORIGINAL.WHERE ARE THE RIDES?
WHAT IS HIS ALLEGIANCE?
HE CLAIMS TO HAVE NO ALLEGIANCE. HE SAYS THAT THE PRINCESS IS ‘HOT’ SO HE WOULD PROBABLY JOIN THE REBELLION FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO… MEET HER.
Page 3 (5 panels)
Panel 1 – Deadpool sitting on some storage crates addressing the assembled Stormtroopers.
YOUR ARMOUR LOOKS A BIT GENERIC. I SAW THESE GUYS ONLINE WHO MAKE THEIR OWN YOU SHOULD TOTALLY LOOK THAT UP.
Panel 2 – Darth Vader stands menacingly over Deadpool who is leaning in to examine Vaders ‘costume’.
WOW, YOU HAVE A VADER TOO? DID YOU GET JAMES EARL JONES IN TO RECORD THE VOICE?
WHO ARE YOU?
Panel 3 – Deadpool is proudly holding the Deadpool movie DVD case up to show Vader.
WADE WILSON, DEADPOOL, THE MERC WITH A MOUTH WITH THE HIGHEST GROSSING R RATED MOVIE OF ALL TIME? DON’T TELL ME YOU’VE NOT HEARD OF ME IN FLORIDA!
Panel 4 (inset) – Vader towering over Deadpool who is still lamely holding up the DVD case.
I AM FAMILIAR WITH ALL MERCENARIES OF NOTE. YOU ARE NOT ONE OF THEM. WHY ARE YOU HERE?
Panel 5 - DEADPOOL talks to the reader ‘secretly’ behind his hand. Darth and troopers look on perplexed.
HOW CAN I TELL HIM I’VE BEEN KIDNAPPED BY SOME ‘ASPIRING’ WRITER WHO IS ATTEMPTING TO WIN A MILLARWORLD FORUM WRITE OFF BY CAPTALISING ON THE POPULARITY OF MY MOVIE AND PEOPLES LOVE OF STAR WARS? WHICH WE ALL KNOW IS POINTLESS AS @mattgarvey1981 WILL WIN.
Page 4 (7 panels)
Panel 1 – A couples contemporary well decorated bedroom on Earth. At the foot of the bed the shape of ET can be seen beneath the sheet extending a glowing finger towards its inhabitants. In the foreground we see the back of Elliot’s wife who is holding the sheet up to cover her nakedness. A naked Elliot is climbing out of the bed to shoo ET away. This should be drawn for laughs not look creepy.
DEADPOOL CAPTION (have Deadpools face in front of the first caption box):
QUEUE THE INFO DUMP. OKAY, SO I’M A MERCENARY. I WAS HIRED BY A GUY NAMED ELLIOT. HIS IMAGINARY CHILDHOOD FRIEND KEPT SHOWING UP EVERYWHERE AND EMBARRASSING HIM AT WORK AND IN FRONT OF HIS WIFE.
E.T. I TOLD YOU NOT TO COME IN HERE.
SERIOUSLY ELLIOT ITS HIM OR ME.
Panel 2 – A bored Deadpool slouching and yawning outside of a quintessential middle class suburban California home. Neat garden, picket fence etc.
I THOUGHT HE WAS LOCO, WHICH COMING FROM ME IS SOMETHING. BUT TURNS OUT HE WAS TELLING THE TRUTH.
Panel 3 – Close up on a sweet childlike E.T. standing in front of Deadpool (off panel) looking up at him in good spirits pointing past at the door.
THIS DUMPY LITTLE NAKED PINK GUY WITH A LONG NECK AND SOULFUL EYES TURNED UP LOOKING FOR ELLIOT.
Panel 4 – Deadpool is kneeling down in front of E.T. to explain something to him with a reassuring hand on his shoulder. E.T. is wiping a tear away.
I HAD TO GIVE HIM THE BROMANCE EQUIVALENT OF A DEAR JOHN LETTER.
SORRY BUDDY, ELLIOT’S A GROWN UP NOW. BETWEEN A WIFE, A JOB AND A MORTGAGE HE JUST DOESN’T HAVE TIME FOR FUN ANY MORE.
ELLIOT, NO FRIEND?
Panel 5 – Deadpool and E.T. sitting at a bar with bottles and shot glasses around them. E.T. has his head resting on the bar to prevent vomiting.
HE WAS SO DISTRESSED I TOOK HIM FOR A FEW DRINKS, I KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE TO BE REJECTED BY PEOPLE YOU THINK ARE FRIENDS. HE COULDN’T REALLY HANDLE HIS DRINK AND AFTER A FEW HE GOT A BIT HOME SICK.
WHAT NOW BUDDY?
E.T (continued strong).
Panel 6 – Deadpool supports a drunken E.T. as they approach E.T.s ship that has landed in the middle of the woods. Deadpool is carrying a bag with more booze.
SO I TOOK HIM BACK TO HIS FUTURO HOUSE IN THE WOODS WHERE WE MET UP WITH SOME OF HIS BUDDIES AND KEPT ON PARTYING.
Panel 7 (inset) – On E.Ts ship Deadpool is surrounded by a number of E.Ts race all raising shot glasses.
E.T RACE MEMBERS:
Page 5 (5 panels)
Panel 1 – Deadpool rubbing the back of his head with one hand and gesturing around with the other. Darth and the Imperials look on.
…THE LAST I REMEMBER WE WERE GOING TO PLAY OPERATION AND THEN I WOKE UP HERE.
Panel 2 – Darth Vader strides away as a Stormtrooper firing squad open fire at a protesting Deadpool, laser bolts are half way to him.
THE FORCE WAS WRONG TO SEND ME HERE. SILENCE THIS FOOL.
NO FAIR, YOU KEPT JAR JAR AROUND FOR 3 MOVIES.
Panel 3 – Deadpool is still barely standing. Now covered in blaster wounds, charred and bloody. Possibly a hole in his side. He is breathing out a below of smoke.
I THOUGHT YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BE BAD SHOTS.
Panel 4 – Stormtroopers are looking between each other or inspecting their weapons. Imperial Officer looks shocked. Vader has turned back towards Deadpool and has his head tilted sideways as if in thought.
Panel 5 – In the background Vader addresses the Imperial Officer and assembled Stormtroopers. In the foreground a black RA-7 (insect face) Imperial protocol droid is talking into a communicator. Deadpool is leaning against a tree recovering.
VADER (to Stormtroopers):
YOU WILL FORGET ALL THAT YOU HAVE SEEN AND RETURN TO YOUR QUARTERS, YOU FOUND NOTHING OF CONSEQUENCE HERE.
HE IS DOING IT AGAIN.
Page 6 (6 panels)
Panel 1 – In the background the Imperial Officer, Droid and Stormtroopers shuffle away. Deadpool and Vader are standing either side of the panel facing off.
THANKS. WHERE IS HERE EXACTLY? ARE WE ON ALDERAAN? HAVE YOU BEEN TO HOTH YET? NOT THAT THERES ANY REASON YOU SHOULD… I MEAN IF YOU HAVEN’T.
WE ARE ON A PLANET OF LITTLE CONSEQUENCE. ALDERAAN IS NO MORE. I HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF HOTH.
Panel 2 – A now almost healed Deadpool is standing a bit more confidently. Gazing upwards with his finger on his chin in thought.
RIGHT SO THAT PUTS US JUST AFTER THE FIRST FILM. EPISODE 4, DAMN YOU GEORGE. COULD BE WORSE. AT LEAST I’M NOT STUCK IN EPISODE 1 WITH THAT WHINGY MOMMAS BOY ON TATOOINE. (MUTTERED) I WONDER WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT KID…
Panel 3 – Vader is holding one hand out in a throttling motion the other is reaching for his lightsaber. The background is red to show his anger.
…I MEANT JAKE LLOYD*.
- TO FIND OUT READ THE MILLARWORLD STAR WARS MOVIE FORUM
Panel 4 a to c – Three panels the width of the page
A - Vader force chokes Deadpool who is grasping at his throat in vain.
B – Deadpool has been flung through a row of trees in the direction of his confiscated weapons leaving a path of broken branches in his wake.
C – In the foreground Deadpool is addressing the reader whilst kneeling over his confiscated weapons. In one hand is an Uzi in the other is one of his katanas. In the background Vader is approaching menacingly through the path Deadpool created in the trees his lightsaber active.
IF WE HAD MORE PAGES THEN YOU’D BE TREATED TO AN EPIC THROW DOWN BETWEEN DARTH AND MYSELF IN THE STYLE OF PETER GRIFFIN AND THE CHICKEN FROM FAMILY GUY. BUT THIS IS ABOUT A TEAM UP SO I’LL LEAVE THAT TO YOUR IMAGINATION.
Panel 5 – A satisfied Vader is looking down at a bloodied Deadpool laying at his feet. Vader is holding his lightsaber in Deadpools defiant face. Deadpools Uzi and katana litter the ground around him each cut in two.
IF YOU KEEP HURTING ME I WILL RECONSIDER PARTICIPATING IN OUR OBLIGATORY TEAM UP.
AFTER ALL THIS PAIN STILL YOU JEST. WHAT ARE YOU?
Panel 6 – Deadpool now slightly healed is sitting up proudly thumb to chest.
I’M A CANADIAN.
Page 7 (7 panels)
Panel 1 – Darth Vader holds a hand over Deadpool’s head to read his mind. Around him are images showing Wade Wilson undergoing the Weapon X process.
HOW ARE YOU ABLE TO HEAL?
THAT KIND OF THING DOESN’T… WOAH BOY NOW I KNOW HOW POE FELT.
Panel 2 – Vader standing looking thoughtful. Next to him is an image of a fully human scarless middle aged Anakin Skywalker with Vaders armour at his feet.
AS ANNOYING AS YOU ARE I MAY HAVE A USE FOR YOU.
Panel 3 – A squad of robotic Dark Troopers surrounds the pair. One of them is holding a portable hologram projector which is projecting an image of Grand General Tagge.
NOT SO FAST LORD VADER. AN ASSET THIS IMPORTANT BELONGS TO THE EMPEROR. YOU WILL FIND THESE CYBERNETIC DARK TROOPERS ARE HARDER TO MANIPILATE.
COOL A DARK FORCES REFERENCE. IS THAT STILL EVEN CANON? (Mutters) LIKE THIS GLORIFIED FAN FICTION NEEDS STORY GROUP APPROVAL.
Panel 4 – Dark Troopers are manhandling a shackled but struggling Deadpool towards an awaiting Imperial Shuttle. Vader watches him go from the foreground.
DARK TROOPER COMMANDER:
WE WILL TAKE THE ASSET FROM HERE.
UM DARTH, NOW WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO TEAM UP.
Panel 5 - Deadpool is now being forced into the shuttle. His head is popping out over the Dark Troopers.
DON’T HOLD OUT ON ME DARTH. THIS COULD BE BEAUTIFUL…
Panel 6 – The shuttle is soaring away from the planet watched by a solitary Vader.
DEADPOOL (Emerging from Shuttle):
…THE ONLY THINGS BETWEEN US ARE DAZZLER AND DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FOO*
Panel 7 – A dejected shackled Deadpool sits squashed between two Dark Troopers on the shuttle.
FYI. I COULD KILL YOU ALL RIGHT NOW. BUT I’M NOT BEING PAID FOR THIS GIG AND I WANT TO SEE HOW THIS THING PANS OUT (hums Star Wars Imperial theme).
Page 8 (6 panels)
Panel 1 - On the planet Vader is speaking into a communicator whilst approaching his parked Tie Fighter behind it is trees and then visible above the treeline in the distance is the abandoned Asogian City.
APHRA, WERE YOU MONITORING THAT?
Panel 2 – We see Aphra at the controls of her ship the Ark Angel. Beside her is a hologram of a member of E.Ts race the Asogians.
ALWAYS BOSS, WELL NOT ALWAYS. I UNDERSTAND YOU NEED YOUR PRIVACY.
YOUR ‘ASSET’ MAY WELL BE THE KEY TO ONE OF THE GALAXIES GREATEST MYSTERIES. THIS PLANET WAS HOME TO THE ASOGIANS. A RACE MATCHING THE ONE HE ENCOUNTERED. THEY ARE ONE OF THE OLDEST RACES IN THE GALAXY, WITH INNATE FORCE ABILITIES.
Panel 3 – An over the shoulder view of Vader now seated in his Tie Fighter as he adjusts a tracking frequency on one of the console screens. Next to it is an image of a Dark Trooper helmet.
THAT’S JUST IT. THEY VANISHED YEARS AGO. SHORTLY AFTER PALPATINE HAD THEIR SENATOR ARRESTED *. NOONE HAS SEEN THEM SINCE. BEFORE HIS ARREST THE SENATOR WAS TRYING TO RAISE SUPPORT FOR AN EXTRA GALACTIC EXPEDITION. SOME OF US BELIEVE THE REST OF HIS RACE ACTUALLY DID IT AND TOOK THEIR TECHNOLOGY OUT OF THE EMPERORS REACH.
- SEE HOLONET NEWS VOL. 531 50
Panel 4 – We can see a front view of a seated Vader through his Tie Fighters window as he pilots it out of the planet’s atmosphere.
THEY WERE HERE, I WILL SECURE THE ASSET, YOU WILL LOCATE THAT SHIP.
BUT THE ASOGIANS HAVEN’T BEEN SEEN IN YEARS.
YOU’RE AN ARCHAEOLOGIST AREN’T YOU?
Panel 5 – A dejected Aphra slumps back in her seat. Triple Zero and Bee-Tee have joined her in the cockpit.
(Sigh) YES BOSS.
MISTRESS APHRA, BEE-TEE AND I HAVE AN IDEA!
Panel 6 – Vaders Tie Fighter from behind as it flies into space in search of Tagges forces.
APHRA (radio op):
BOSS, ONE MORE THING. THE TECHNOLOGY THE ASOGIANS CREATED IT’S ABLE TO BEND SPACE TIME. YOUR ‘ASSET’ COULD BE FROM ANOTHER GALAXY, ANOTHER TIME.
VADER (emerging from ship):
THEN HE WILL NOT BE MISSED.
Page 9 (7 panels)
Panel 1 – External view of Cylo III’s base. It is an Imperial research station built onto the surface of an asteroid. The most prominent feature is a large bio dome in the centre with a see through canopy through which lush tropical trees are visible.
CYLO III (op)
NORMALLY I SEND ASSETS LIKE YOURSELF STRAIGHT TO THE LAB FOR PROCESSING, BUT YOU ARE QUITE A PRIZE.
Panel 2 – Deadpool, still shackled, is sat in front of a desk in the office of Cylo III. Cylo III is sat back on the other side of the desk his face hidden in shadow. The office is decorated with jarred body parts and anatomy posters for various Star Wars races. On the desk just in front of Deadpool is Mace Windu’s lightsaber resting on a display stand. A curious Deadpool is examining it.
HMM, EVEN HIS LIGHTSABER SAY’S BAD MOTHER F***ER.
MY NAME IS CYLO THREE. I AM AN EXPERT IN THE ANATOMY OF EVERY CREATURE IN THIS GALAXY. I HAVE DISSECTED MOST SPECIES AND INTEGRATED THEIR STRENGTHS INTO MYSELF. YOU HOWEVER ARE A MYSTERY.
Panel 3 - We reveal the hybrid face of Cylo III as he sits forward into the light. His human features mixed with a Rodian eye amongst other ‘improvements’.
JESUS! YOU DID THAT TO YOURSELF? WHY? WITH A FACE LIKE THAT YOU MUST HAVE WORSE LUCK WITH WOMEN THAN I DO.
I AM BEYOND SUCH BASE NEEDS.
Panel 4 – A view of Deadpool from behind who has returned his attention to the lightsaber that Cylo III is now gesturing at. Under the desk Deadpool is breaking his thumb unseen by Cylo III.
THIS CEE LOO GUY IS CRAAAAZY. IF RODIANS EYES WERE THAT GOOD GREEDO WOULD HAVE SEEN HAN’S BLASTER / WOULDN’T HAVE MISSED*
I SEE YOU HAVE NOTICED MY RELIC. IT WAS A GIFT FROM THE EMPEROR. I KEEP IT TO REMIND ME OF HOW WEAK THE OLD WAYS WERE. HIS MEN PULLED IT FROM THE SEVERED HAND OF THE JEDI’S LAST GREAT WARRIOR WHEN HE FELL.
THERE GOES THAT SNOKE THEORY.
CYLO III (continued):
BEFORE HIS REMAINS WERE SENT TO ME FOR MY WORK.
- DELETE BASED ON YOUR PREFERENCE.
Panel 5 – Deadpool free of his shackles due to the broken thumb now has the lightsaber raised in a stylish combat ready pose, its inactive. His thumb is pressing the switch whilst he looks at it to determine the problem. A calm Cylo III sits sporting a wry grin.
CLICK, CLICK, CLICK
YOU REALLY BELIEVED I’D BRING YOU HERE AND LEAVE A WORKING WEAPON WITHIN EASY REACH?
Panel 6 (inset) – DEADPOOLs hand aggressively swinging the butt of the lightsaber downwards hammer like.
NEWS FLASH, I DON’T NEED THE POINTY END TO KILL YOU.
Panel 7 – Deadpool is standing over Cylo IIIs desk wielding the lightsaber which is now covered in blood, brains and bits of skull. On the desk a mushy puddle made up of the same takes the place of Cylo IIIs head in meeting his neck as the rest of his body is still seated.
JUST TAKE A COUPLE OF ASPRINS AND THAT WILL CLEAR UP IN, WELL NEVER.
NOW WHERE CAN I FIND A BATTERY.
Page 10 (6 panels)
Panel 1 –A dark dank cell in an Imperial Prison elsewhere, the only light coming from a barred window in a secure looking door in the background. In the foreground we see the silhouette of a dejected looking Asogian Senator Grebleips.
MEANWHILE IN AN IMPERIAL PRISON FOR POLITICAL DISSIDENTS.
STORMTROOPER GUARD (op):
HEY, YOUR NOT ALLOWED HERE WITHOUT AUTHORISATION.
TRIPLE ZERO (op):
OH I’M SORRY FOR THE CONFUSION, SHOW HIM OUR AUTHORISATION BEE-TEE.
Panel 2 – Same shot but the door is exploding inwards. A Stormtroopers helmet with a bloodied neck sticking out of the bottom is flying into the cell. A now illuminated Grebleips looks shocked.
Panel 3 – Same shot but Triple Zero, with Bee-Tee in tow, has made his way into the cell and is looming menacingly over an intimidated Senator. The Stormtroopers head is resting on the floor between them oozing blood.
COME WITH US IF YOU WANT TO LIVE.
Panel 4 – Back on Cylo IIIs base we see the Dark Trooper standing guard outside of Cylo IIIs office door with a purple lightsaber blade emerging from his chest as he has been impaled by Deadpool from within.
DARK TROOPER (robotic):
Panel 5 a to c – Three panels the width of the page
A – Deadpool decapitates a Dark Trooper further down the corridor.
DARK TROOPER (robotic):
B – Deadpool now deeper in the complex has chopped the hand off another Dark Trooper.
DARK TROOPER (robotic):
C – Deadpool is looking down at a Dark Trooper he has flung off of a gantry that is plummeting to its death Hans Gruber style. Deadpool is doing a fist pump.
DARK TROOPER (robotic):
YES, ONE ROBOTIC WILHELM SCREAM!
Panel 6 – Deadpool has reached a junction with signs in Aurebesh (Star Wars’ written language) pointing in either direction.
GREAT, HOW AM I GOING TO READ THIS CRAP!
TRANSLATION: LEFT LEADS TO TRASH COMPACTOR, RIGHT LEADS TO BIO DOME.
Page 11 (6 panels)
Panel 1 – Deadpool is entering the Bio Dome through a very large, very strong looking doorway which he is examining.
BIO DOME IT IS, THANK YOU CAPTION BOX!
WHAT HAVE THEY GOT IN HERE KING KONG?
I HAD TO ASK.
Panel 2 – An adult Rancor with cybernetic enhancements stands in the middle of a lush tropical greenhouse type environment. Above it is the dome leading out to space. The Rancor should look a bit naff, like a dodgy 80s special effect. Deadpool stands at the front of the panel facing the Rancor brandishing his lightsaber.
YOU DON’T LOOK SO TOUGH.
Panel 3 – Same as above panel but now the Rancor is much more formidable, totally tricked out with weaponry and armour. It now looks like it was made using CGI.
DID ANYONE ELSE SEE THAT? DAMN SPECIAL EDITIONS!
Panel 4 – Darth Vader in his Tie Fighter is swopping down at Cylo III’s base from above firing a torpedo at the Bio Dome where Deadpool can be seen held in the hand of the Rancor, which is about to eat his head.
THE EMPEROR WILL NOT HAVE YOUR SECRETS!
Panel 5 –Vader’s torpedo has smashed the Bio Dome and replaced the Rancor with a crater which has exposed an exhaust port below where flames are visible. Due to the depressurisation Deadpool, glass and anything else not bolted down is being sucked into space. Deadpool is on a trajectory to collide with Vaders Tie Fighter, Mace Windus lightsaber is floating away from him.
DAMMIT, I HAD HIM RIGHT WHERE I WANTED HIM!
Panel 6 – We see Deadpool now squashed into Vader’s Tie Fighter beside Vader. The Tie Fighter is flying away from the exploding asteroid behind them.
THANKS FOR THE SAVE DARTH, HOW DID YOU KNOW I’D SURVIVE?
YOUR ESCAPE WAS NOT MY OBJECTIVE.
EITHER WAY I OWE YOU ONE, SO IF YOU EVER DECIDE TO BUILD ANOTHER DEATH STAR MAKE SURE YOU DON’T DO IT NEAR A PLANET FULL OF TEDDY BEARS.
Page 12 (6 panels)
Panel 1 – A clearing on Brodo Asogi. It’s dusk. Vader and Deadpool are walking away from Vaders Tie Fighter to be greeted by Aphra and the droids. Senator Grebleips can be seen connecting Bee-Tee to a communications device pieced together from random Star Wars tech, similar aesthetic to the one from E.T.
DEADPOOL (to Aphra):
NICE HAT, DID YOU STEAL IT FROM TANK GIRL?
VADER (speech bubble overlaps Deadpools speech as if he is talking over him):
WHERE IS THE SHIP?
NICE TO SEE YOU TOO YOUR LORDSHIP. SENATOR GREBLEIPS HAS BUILT A COMMUNICATOR TO SUMMON HIS PEOPLE USING BEE-TEE AS A TRANMITTER. WE WERE JUST WAITING FOR YOU BEFORE WE SEND THE SIGNAL.
Panel 2 – Deadpool is now standing between Triple Zero and Bee-Tee and miming using a telephone with one hand whilst pointing into the distance with the other.
WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR, BEE-TEE PHONE HOME!
BOY, GILLEN SURE HAS A HARD ON FOR DROIDS. WHAT ARE THESE TWO THE CONSOLATION PRIZE WHEN HE COULDN’T GET HK 47?*
- THEY WERE HE TOLD ME AT LONDON SUPER COMIC CON.
Panel 3 – The space ship from E.T. is parked in a clearing before the group. Grebleips and Deadpool are preparing to leave. Vader is addressing Grebleips whilst gesturing at Deadpool.
YOU WILL REMOVE THIS BEING AND YOUR TECHNOLOGY FROM THE EMPERORS REACH AND NEVER RETURN.
LOOKS LIKE I’M NOT GOING TO BE HIS SECRET APPRENTICE LIKE THAT STARKILLER GUY IN FORCE UNLEASED. IT’S A SHAME, I REALLY ROCK A HOOD.
Panel 4 – In the background Grebleips is walking towards the entrance of the ship. In the foreground Deadpool is leaning over and extending a finger towards Vaders heart in a parody of the end of E.T.
I’LL BE RIGHT…
Panel 5 – Vader looms over a dejected looking Deadpool.
LEAVE BEFORE MY GENEROSITY WAVERS.
Panel 6 –Deadpool is at the entrance of the ship where he is greeted by excited Asogians one of which he is high fiving. Vader watches him go from the foreground now joined by Aphra.
HEY GUY’S WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
WE WENT FOR SNACKS!
WE HAVE CHIMICHANGAS.
GREAT, LET’S BLOW THIS JOINT!
Page 13 (1 panel)
Panel 1 – Full page panel showing Vader and Aphra looking up at the departing ship in the sky. Overlaid in the bottom right we can see Deadpool standing in front of the panel addressing the reader.
DEADPOOL (emerging from ship):
TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!
APHRA, USE MY CLEARANCE TO SEND A PROBE DROID TO HOTH.
DEADPOOL (addressing reader):
SO, PRETTY LONG FOR AN 8-10 PAGE STORY HUH? IF YOU GOT THIS FAR YOU MUST HAVE LIKED IT. THAT OR YOU’RE A MASOCHIST AND ENJOY OUTFITS LIKE MINE. EITHER WAY REMEMBER TO VOTE. NOT THAT THIS FRAUD DESERVES IT. YOU CAME FOR ACTION AND INSTEAD WERE TREATED TO BENDIS LEVELS OF EXPOSITION. BUT HE SAID IF HE DOESN’T WIN HE WON’T RELEASE ME IN TIME FOR DEADPOOL 2. WHERE IF @Mark_Millar HAS ANY SAY IN CASTING YOU WILL BE STUCK WITH 1 HOUR 48 MINS OF JOHN CENA AS CABLE. SO DO THE RIGHT THING AND VOTE!