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Star Wars: Darth Vader #4

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.

Revenge of the Battle Droids? Vader returns to Geonosis to build his army! The Dark Lord’s ascension continues!

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22 pages
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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Vine

    This issue feels like it picks up the pace of the series perfectly, finally calcifying Vaders main plan while checking in with one or two of the loose threads that had been left in the form of the bounty hunters. This feels like a clinic on how to write a great villain book: Vaders obviously not a GOOD person, but Gillen and Larroca make him a COMPELLING one. He often traded on pure cool-factor, but this series seems intent on making him an actual, thinking, complex person.
  • 96

    The Fandom Post

    Great stuff and very high recommended across the board as a beautiful package from the first page to the end.
  • 95


    Leading up to this issue I was losing hope but this issue brings back some great pacing and fantastic character moments to make this the strongest issue yet in the series.
  • 90

    Comics: The Gathering

    Darth Vader’s solo book has been a wonderful look into the Dark Lord of the Sith. Gillen and Lorroca handle the character masterfully and inject aspects of relatability with the supporting crew. We’re finally starting to explore the story more and that’s all this book needed to jump into a higher realm of greatness.
  • 90


    Darth Vader #4 is the sort of issue that makes you stand up and take notice. With a lot of set up out of the way, Gillen and Larroca send Darth Vader on a particularly gnarly adventure, one where his supreme badassery can be on full display. Thank God for comics, because I don't know if movies could ever give us a Darth Vader this amazing.
  • 90

    Unleash The Fanboy

    Darth Vader #4is easily the best the series has produced so far. Despite the overall plot development being rather short, the character insight, and fun dialogue more than excites. The artwork also allows for a smooth, palatable insight into theDark Lord'sworld. So if you're aStar Warsfan and not getting this, all I can ask is: why?
  • 78


    Issue #4 continues to set itself apart, Gillen mixing droid-on-droid action with just the right amount of emotional depth. Much of the issue serves as setup for bigger things yet to come, yet Gillen still manages to find time to further explore the increasingly engaging complexity of the Vader/Aphra relationship.
  • 70


    The comic also foreshadows the end of the pair's relationship which the scientist realizes can only end in her death while pushing the pair towards Vader learning more about who currently has the Emperor‘s favor and setting forth to learn how his new army might change the score. Worth a look.
  • 50


    The first clunker of Darth Vader isn't a disaster, but just average. After the first three issues, this is a letdown.

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