Bringing together the smash-hit Star Wars and Darth Vader series! Leia comes face to face with true evil!
The Hub City ReviewI had been planning on bringing a pair of headphones to the midnight premier of The Force Awakens so as to prevent anyone shouting spoilers from affecting the enjoyment of my initial viewing, but now Im reconsidering bringing my iPad instead so as to evangelize the Aarons Star Wars and the Vader Down crossover to fellow fans. Episode VII is expected to smash all kinds of box office records on its opening weekend; there is not a single reason why every single individual seeing that film should not be purchasing this series as well. After all, there are many Star Wars. Whether The Force Awakens properly belongs among them remains to be seen. But this? Now this is Star Wars!
AIPTVader Down is back on track due to characters new and old coming to a head and some fantastic art and dialogue to go with it!
SciFiPulse“Where's Vader?” more so than “Vader Down.” This comes off as filling in a story arc, rather than contributing to it.
IGNThere's no harm in bringing a little extra fun and silliness into the world of Star Wars, as this comic proves. There's ample entertainment in seeing Luke, Han and Chewbacca locked in battle with Dr. Aphra and her murderous droids. Perhaps this issue is guilty of becoming a little too silly at times, but that's preferable to a comic that doesn't take chances and fails to bring anything new to the table.
The Fandom PostThe Vader Down event is a bit light on the whole Darth Vader element but that's not a problem since there's more than enough going on to work with. Where it weakens, especially in comparison to the recent issues we've had, is that it's more on the comedy side and cartoonish elements than we've had before. And that just takes me out of it when it's done in this style. Deodato continues to be a solid addition to the roster but I don't think the story material was the best suited for him, especially after seeing such strong work on the Vader Down special. I enjoyed the book overall as it nudgings things forward and plays to some cute nods toward the films, but it's a bit of setup for what's to come more than anything else.
Multiversity ComicsA goofy, farcical, but nevertheless farcical action scene.
PopOptiqThis is a great book if you've been keeping up with Vader Down. If you're just in it for Aaron's series, you're gonna feel like you just walked into a party where everyone was talking about you and isn't telling you.
RazorfineThis issue marks the halfway point of the six-issue crossover arc. Not surprisingly we get far more of Han and Luke than we do of Darth Vader. That said, the Dark Lord of the Sith makes a memorable appearance at the end of the issue coming across a familiar face and setting up the next story in the arc. Worth a look.