Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader's Castle #2

Writer: Cavan Scott Artist: Francesco Francavilla Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: October 9, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
9.2Critic Rating
10User Rating

This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars Galaxy and features a wretched hive of scum and villainy including Darth Maul, Grand Moff Tarkin, Asajj Ventress, Jabba the Hutt-all under the shadow of Darth Vader!
Fans will be excited to discover these creepy stories by fan-favorite writer Cavan Scott, with art by the greatest talent from across the galaxy, including Nicoletta Baldari, Nick Brokenshire, Francesco Francavilla, Kelley Jones, Megan Levens, and Charles Paul Wilson III! Covers by Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla! Collect them all!

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Sam Jarron Oct 9, 2019

    I loved this issue even more than the first, mainly because of the twist. We find out that Thom learned the story from Cremp herself; after seeing what Tarkin was willing to do, she defected to the Rebellion. The issue made me expect the monster to be the monster, but the monster ended up being Tarkin himself. In hindsight, the twist makes a lot of sense, since the series is focusing on villains, but I didn't realize it. And at the end, we get another twist: Thom manages to escape his shackles, and the issue ends with him on the run within the Castle. Cavan again proves that he's an amazing Star Wars author; this series is stepping it up yet again. A horror series with real twists that I didn't see coming, with spooky art. I can't wait for #3. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Patrick Cavanaugh Oct 9, 2019

    This chapter really encapsulates everything that Return to Vader's Castle sets out to accomplish, delivering a somewhat younger-skewing adventure that offers genuine frights while also mirror the signature tone of the galaxy far, far away. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Adrian Oct 8, 2019

    Tales from Vader's Castle excelled in paying homage to classic horror and Return to Vader's Castle #2continues that trend in a fantastic way. Next week can't get here soon enough! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 13, 2019

    The story places Tarkin in the role of Doctor Frankenstein and his creation wants payback. There aren't any surprises to this tale, though it's still fun to read. The visuals by Jones and Madsen are the reason to pick this up, and they make the monster look tremendous. I'm really not liking Francavilla's contributions, which look rushed. If you're a Star Wars fan, you should enjoy this. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Oct 9, 2019

    Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader's Castle #2 combined clever storytelling with classic characters and vibrant artwork. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Khamul Oct 13, 2019

    Sometimes something really wonderful happens, and it happened here with the second issue of Star Wars Vaders Castle.That something is Kelley Jones.
    No spoiling Cavan Scotts wonderful and tight little tale, but Jones brings a charge to Star Wars that I haven't seen in a long time.It FEELS like Star Wars and has the great scope of the early classic films.Tarkin is brilliantly depicted in story and art, and makes one wish that Lucasfilm would hire Jones to do something on an epic scale with the classic universe.Michelle Madsen colors on this are so striking that it is a wonder to experience...from her delicious work on the characters to the almost 'hear' it sound on the expulsions and action.
    Buy it and relish it.

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