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Star Wars: Darth Vader #29

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Techno (re)union!

Three decades ago, Anakin Skywalker slaughtered Wat Tambor, leader of the Techno Union, along with the rest of the Separatist leaders by the command of the Emperor. So who is the pirate Jul Tambor, what is he planning on Skako Minor, and what will the Handmaiden, who now stands at Vader’s side, do when it’s her job to choose if Jul lives or dies? Also, which Handmaiden is this? And will this new adventure fulfill Sabé’s dream of derailing Vader’s journey to the dark side — or simply complete it?

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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 80

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Star Wars: Darth Vader #29 was a surprisingly fun read. Sure, Darth Vader has been involved in bigger stories, but Sabe continues to walk that grey-area line, and Ochi is hilarious for just being Ochi.

  • 80

    The Fandom Post

    Darth Vader has little Vader in it but that’s fine as it’s something that makes sense to do with the people that he’s pulled around him to accomplish his work. Vader does make clear early on that he is Sith and that he is not Anakin and it doesn’t feel like most anyone is trying to reach that side of him, which makes sense and ties into how Luke will end up reaching him eventually because of a different kind of connection. I really liked seeing Dorme may her way through the Imperial ship and deal with Ochi but I was surprised how much fun the bits with the Techno Union was. It’s something that needs a lot more exploration and done richly which we won’t get here, but just to acknowledge them a bit more hits a sweet spot.

  • 70

    Comic Watch

    This series has struggled a bit to introduce new characters that are interesting and worthy of repeated usage. Ochi is used far too much because of this, and is a character that readers either need a break from or need to see in a new light. This issue give’s him the latter by teaming him up with Dorme, changing his direction and allowing Sabe to have adventures independent of Ochi or Vader at all. Incidentally it gives Vader a second agent who is also a double of his dead wife, forced to work with him or die. Sabe continues to be the main character of interest and is consistently evolving. This issue takes a few bleak moments to outline the destruction she has caused in her wake of hew mission. It is clear her hands are not entirely clean herself, which makes the formerly noble agent much more complex.

  • 70


    The two-halves of the story fit well-enough together as Dormé learns bits and pieces about Sabé’s recent actions (which she still doesn’t understand) while her fellow former handmaiden, only momentarily swayed by what she finds on the planet, completes the assignment given to her by Vader and the Emperor by becoming an assassin for the Empire.

  • 60

    This book kicks off a new arc for the characters, so it serves largely as a catch-up for the events leading up to it and more of a stage-setting for what’s to come, with it looking like Sabé and the potential pull towards the Dark Side being a key theme of the upcoming issues. There’s not too much narrative progression, so we can’t say it’s an entirely thrilling book, but for something that essentially serves as a prologue, it piques our interest about what sort of allegiances Sabé will be making in the future and who she’ll ultimately align with.

  • 60

    SWNN - Star Wars News Net

    Techno (Re)Union was a perfectly adequate story, but clearly the pace has slowed a little bit now that we’ve entered a new arc during the Hidden Empire crossover. Hopefully the next few issues of Darth Vader can keep us interested, with the focus on the handmaidens rather than Vader himself.

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