Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #2

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #2

Writer: Tim Siedell Artist: Gabriel Guzman Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 15, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Clone trooper Hock has been through much since being left for dead by his Jedi leaders in the Clone Wars. Now, Hock believes he has found a truly great warrior who deserves loyalty and commands respectDarth Vader! If Hock can impress the Dark Lord as a stormtrooper, he will have earned respect of his own from the leader he admires most.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 17, 2014

    Should you buy this comic? That's what this all boils down to and usually I wouldn't actually say "yes" or "no." What is amaze-balls for one person can suck balls for another, but in this case it's a yes. Even if you never realized it, you read comics for the story and this is an incredible story that's being told with the writing and the artwork. It's something that even non-Star Wars fans can enjoy because that's how fantastic the storytelling is. This here people is what we call on the site "the reason you read comic books." It's also one of the reasons I'll miss Star Wars under Dark Horse's supervision. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Jan 15, 2014

    The artwork is large, colourful and typical of many mainstream comics, but writer Tim Siedell brings a little more depth to the story telling in this one. That's why I'm reading it, and that's why I'm doing this review. Hopefully you'll find yourself intrigued with what I've said here, and will give it a read for yourself. I promise that you'll enjoy it, and if nothing else it will at least get you thinking about some of the larger issues that go beyond the make believe Star Wars universe, and have real implications in the world we are all living in today. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Jan 20, 2014

    Want to learn more about Siedell's vision of the Star Wars universe and Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows? Check out our very own interview with Tim Siedell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 18, 2014

    A good read, with a more Vader than in the last one, but when the Sith Lord is headlining, I expect to see more of him. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Ben Penfold-Marwick Jan 14, 2014

    Im sure Im not the only die-hard Star Wars fan who saw multiple problems with the three prequel films, butthesemoviesset up a lot of things for other writers in other media to play with. Cry of Shadows explores how it feels to be a clone trooper, and fleshes out the reality of that situation. CT-5539 is an interesting character and this seems like it will be another great chapter in the building of the Vader legend. While he hasnt really been central in any scenes yet, his ominous presence is felt, and it seems like the story is building towards some direct interaction between Vader and our protagonist. I hope that Marvel takes this fantastic idea of filling in the enormous gaps between the films and runs with it in 2015,butuntil then, Cry of Shadows is another welcome instalment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jan 15, 2014

    Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #2 is a sturdy romp in this everlasting intergalactic odyssey. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jan 17, 2014

    Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #2 is more of the same narration from Hock, the clone trooper inspired by his view of Darth Vader, and feels very uneventful. Since everything that occurs comes off as a summary there is no character defining moment that convinced me Hock was truly a unique clone trooper, and in fact, the mention of another clone trooper only highlighted my belief about Hock. And I assume anyone who would be interested in this series already knows how awesome Darth Vader could be as a villain and this issue doesn't seem to take that into account. Hock gets to witness and be inspired by Darth Vader's actions, while we only get to read Hock's ramblings about those actions. So I could only recommend this to those who are absolutely certain they would love to hear a clone trooper talk about his admiration for Darth Vader…again. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jan 16, 2014

    All in all, I'm still waiting for something to happen that kicks the story into gear. Most of my character complaints were fixed within just a couple pages, but that doesn't make up for its lack of depth. So far, the Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows has felt like a prologue. It's not unenjoyable, but I'm still waiting for the story to begin. The newness of the premise has worn off. I need something more, and I'm sure I'll read the next issue because I really want to see this go somewhere, but I wouldn't recommend Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #2 to anyone looking for something of substance. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Fixer1140 Jan 16, 2014

    If you have any interest in the Empire's roots, I feel this is a great series to hop on. Love it so far.

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