Darth Vader tells other Disney-owned characters that he’s their father
Star Wars/Disney mashups have been flooding the Internet ever since the news of Lucasfilm’s sale to the House of Mouse. But Gale Williams’ comic is particularly clever in the way it uses Disney/Pixar/Marvel media to respond to Vader’s grand paternal revelation. The Lion King ending is especially grand, since Darth Vader (or at least James Earl Jones) actually is Simba’s dad.
History often seems lightyears away, doesn’t it? Even game franchises like Civilization—where you zip from ancient Rome to space flight in the span of hours—put a layer of abstraction over the experience that make it feel distant. The Assassin’s Creed games use history exceedingly well, but none of them have felt as personal as Assassin’s Creed Liberation does. As a black man and parent of a bi-racial daughter, this game hits home for me. But what really surprised me is how this portable Assassin’s Creed game comments on racial dynamics in a specific moment in time. You can feel history moving through the game.