Star Wars: Darth Vader #17

Star Wars: Darth Vader #17

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 2, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

+ Pull List

• Would you follow Darth Vader into war?
•  Better that than to be against him.
•  A lesson the Ore Barons are about to learn...
Rated T

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 2, 2016

    Darth Vader fans need to check this book out. It not only continues the awesome badassery that is Vader, but infuses his character with his very nature getting the best of him! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 3, 2016

    The Shu-Torun arc continues on here and it's once again solidly engaging to read. Gillen and Larroca are killing it here as the two are in sync and presenting some fantastic looking work with great detail in both story and artwork. This storyline is in its second chapter but when you add in the backstory of the annual it becomes something more. I'm loving the detail of this world and its oddness with the barons and their view of how the galaxy works while also bringing in the element of Vader and his style as well as that of Tagge and Cylo. The small bit we get with regards to Aphra isn't bad but it's certainly a delicious tease that made me wonder if I missed things in the other book before the truth was revealed. Good stuff all around here that leaves me wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 3, 2016

    Anyone who complains that the Jedi of the Original Trilogy look like chumps compared to those in the Prequels need to be reading this comic. Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca seem to revel in throwing ever bigger and badder opponents against Vader and allowing the Dark Lord of the Sith to unleash the full power of the Force. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley Mar 4, 2016

    Though Kieron Gillen's writing is as strong as ever, he's juggling too many plots this time around, leaving each feeling undercooked. The sooner the good Dr. Aphra returns to this series, the better. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 16, 2016

    Darth Vader #17 is a bit of a transitional issue. We do get to see Vader easily dealing with the individual threats on Shu-torum in style (such as using the natural landscape to destroy an attacking cruiser). As to Aphra, the Rebellion can't hope to hide her whereabouts from Vader forever. The question is, what will happen when he learns the truth. Will he abandon his ally or come for her (either for rescue or to permanently tie up a loose ends)? Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 11, 2016

    Due to how this book begins and ends, only the last page seems necessary to the overall arc of this story. This installment just kills time. Very disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Tree Fingers Mar 4, 2016

    It took me about 15 issues to start really appreciated Larroca's art, but I really love it now. Or maybe he's just getting better ;) Anyway, series is as strong as ever.

  • 8.0
    Inklings May 31, 2016

    This issue basically functions as a huge set piece designed to throw Vader into as many outrageous scenarios as possible, and as such, it succeeds magnanimously. Vader is raw, pure power and the artwork here demonstrates all of that admirably. Larroca's already formidable compositions have improved significantly over the run of this title. Gillen's sparse dialogue fits the character, but it doesn't do much to service a compelling story. No matter. The spectacle here is enough.

  • 8.0
    The Villain Oct 4, 2016

    This doesn't quite feel as significant as it should but this is still a really good issue. I've continued to really enjoy Triple 0 as this comic has gone on and he has made a really good addition to this story.

  • 9.0
    mseccatore Mar 3, 2016

  • 9.0
    GlenWizard Mar 5, 2016

  • 8.0
    TheFallenKing13 Mar 2, 2016

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Mar 8, 2016

  • 7.0
    CraigR Mar 11, 2016

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