Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #5

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #5

Writer: Tim Siedell Artist: Gabriel Guzman Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 16, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 7
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Stormtrooper Hock sabotages the remnant Separatists from the inside as they defend against Darth Vaders advancing forces, and fights for his life against a figure from his past. At Vaders side, Hock witnesses firsthand the power and ruthlessness of the man-machine he has followed into battle!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Apr 16, 2014

    If you did like this series I would suggest checking out the other Vader titles and seeing the character development that Dark Horse has put into Darth Vader. They have in fact picked him up after his creation and prepared him to be the character we find in the original trilogy. I'm not going to argue if licensed comics are good or bad for the industry, but I will say that the entire industry should be founded on the notation of storytelling and Dark Horse's Vader run has told an incredible story with real development for the character and nowhere is that illustrated more than with this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Apr 16, 2014

    After a slight hiccup last month, Siedell and Guzman righted the ship to cement this as one of the greatest Darth Vader stories ever told. This is Vader in the process of building his fearsome reputation" and we get to come along for the wonderfully written, beautifully drawn ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 17, 2014

    It's a melancholy finale that nicely caps off Hock's arc and showcases Vader at his darkest and most imposing. Gabriel Guzman's art is clean and cinematic, though his rendition of Vader tends to vary in quality and proportion from panel to panel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Apr 16, 2014

    Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #5 is not revolutionary but it's a worthwhile yarn that'll garner attention and praise. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 17, 2014

    Visually impressive, but the story has too big a change to be believed and the ending too clich. A letdown in story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Apr 16, 2014

    Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #5 as a standalone issue would've been decent and enjoyable but as the conclusion to the series it doesn't make up for the uninteresting storyline and protagonist, and only confirms there were more interesting story threads that should've been pursued. The pacing of the series hurt it ultimately because the ending wasn't satisfying and only raised more questions that can't be answered. So unfortunately this series never reached the full potential of its premise and there are other Star Wars series that are more enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Apr 16, 2014

    I don't like to write this, but my lasting impression of Darth Vader and the cry of Shadows is that the writer has failed in his task. What makes this situation so bizarre is that he has chosen to fail, and I don't understand that choice at all. Read Full Review

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