I prefer this retelling
That was entertaining and gave me a few laughs , and yeah , I dig that comic adaptation for the reasons they stated and more . Always loved the Ralph McQuarrie painting on the cover of the novel too . I consider the book to be like an alternate universe story . I also think The Empire Strikes Back is the first time Luke should ever meet Vader . The old Marvel comic had them meet up face to face before Empire as well , though the duel there was a force Illusion created by Vader so I give that one a slight pass . Then the current Marvel Star Wars has Luke fight Vader in the first story arc .Kind of diminishes the impact of the Bespin Duel in my opinion .Vader is a cool character and I like some of what they did in the first story arc of the Darth Vader comic , but I think they over use him .Archie Goodwin , who wrote a lot of the early Star Wars issues in the late 70’s and Early 80’s had the right idea, in my opinion , in that Vader is too good a character to over use and doing so diminishes him .They seem to be using him almost every issue now .