Tuesday, December 06, 2005


Have you ever read any of the Star Wars books or comics? Yeah, most of them are poop. There are some gems in there, tho. The Glove of Darth Vader is not one of them, however. A product of 1970s Star Wars Cash Cowing, its apparently the worst of the worst. From what I gather, here's the gist:

When Vader’s hand and lightsaber were flung far and wide after being chopped off in Return of the Jedi, they somehow became encased in metal and survived the deadly blast of the exploding second Death Star.

The hand floated to Calamari (it's a trap!) along with lots of other space debris, where it all landed in the ocean.

Trioculus, a three-eyed evildoer, son of Palpatine and father of Palpatine’s grandson Ken (whuh?), found it. He remembered an old prophecy that he who had Darth Vader’s glove would become a mighty ruler. It was like the Excalibur of the Dark Side.

The Prophecy:
"After Palpatine's fiery death
Another leader soon comes to command the Empire
And on his right hand he does wear
The Glove of Darth Vader!"

So Trioculus attempted to retake the throne of Palpatine… and failed miserably. The Glove of Darth Vader is not acknowledged as in continuity by ANYONE.

Read more here - I know you want to.
Hey! Maybe it will be an episode in the new upcoming Star Wars TV show!! ugh.

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