Star Wars #13

Event\Storyline: Vader Down Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 2, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 19
8.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

• Bringing together the smash-hit Star Wars and Darth Vader series!
•  Leia comes face to face with true evil!
Rated T

  • 9.5 - John McCubbin Dec 3, 2015

    Star Wars #13 was yet another amazing entry in Vader Down, with the crossover being one of the best comic book stories from the galaxy far, far away. Not only does it set-up the next instalment beautifully, but it also gives us some thrilling developments, with there being plenty of action and excitement along the way. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Dec 5, 2015

    I had been planning on bringing a pair of headphones to the midnight premier of The Force Awakens so as to prevent anyone shouting spoilers from affecting the enjoyment of my initial viewing, but now Im reconsidering bringing my iPad instead so as to evangelize the Aarons Star Wars and the Vader Down crossover to fellow fans. Episode VII is expected to smash all kinds of box office records on its opening weekend; there is not a single reason why every single individual seeing that film should not be purchasing this series as well. After all, there are many Star Wars. Whether The Force Awakens properly belongs among them remains to be seen. But this? Now this is Star Wars! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 3, 2015

    Star Wars #13 might contain more than a few laughs, but something tells me that this levity is going to be short-lived come next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 2, 2015

    Vader Down is back on track due to characters new and old coming to a head and some fantastic art and dialogue to go with it! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley Dec 3, 2015

    We're now halfway through VADER DOWN, and though the mini-series has kept up a generally high level of quality (the art has been spotty for the last two issues), hopefully this event has some substantial surprises in store. There's reason to suspect that this will be the case given the creators haven't even begun to reveal the mysteries of Vrogas Vas. This issue may veer too closely in to slapstick humor territory at times, but overall it's a fun installment in a series that remains incredible as it enters in to its second half. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 5, 2015

    “Where's Vader?” more so than “Vader Down.” This comes off as filling in a story arc, rather than contributing to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 2, 2015

    There's no harm in bringing a little extra fun and silliness into the world of Star Wars, as this comic proves. There's ample entertainment in seeing Luke, Han and Chewbacca locked in battle with Dr. Aphra and her murderous droids. Perhaps this issue is guilty of becoming a little too silly at times, but that's preferable to a comic that doesn't take chances and fails to bring anything new to the table. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 3, 2015

    The Vader Down event is a bit light on the whole Darth Vader element but that's not a problem since there's more than enough going on to work with. Where it weakens, especially in comparison to the recent issues we've had, is that it's more on the comedy side and cartoonish elements than we've had before. And that just takes me out of it when it's done in this style. Deodato continues to be a solid addition to the roster but I don't think the story material was the best suited for him, especially after seeing such strong work on the Vader Down special. I enjoyed the book overall as it nudgings things forward and plays to some cute nods toward the films, but it's a bit of setup for what's to come more than anything else. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Dec 3, 2015

    Star Wars #13 is a great artistic outing by Deodato and Martin Jr. once again, complimenting a fairly strong story being crafted by Aaron and Gillen. Also, it was pretty heartwarming and incredible to see Chewbacca finally rip the arm off of a droid and beat him with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 5, 2015

    "Vader Down" continues with an issue mostly focused on Han's rescue of Luke. The comic book is a fun read because it adds in some humor and a decent amount of action. The book depicts Han, Aphra, Beetee, R2, Chewis and Triple-Zero really well as these characters all contribute in making this a lively read. I recommend checking this comic book out. The crossover is shaping up to be a classic in the making. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Dec 7, 2015

    A goofy, farcical, but nevertheless farcical action scene. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Dec 4, 2015

    Star Wars #13 has comedy, action, and holds Vader back to make him even more terrifying as Leia and her Rebel forces charge forward while the rest of the main cast of the comic is busy fighting the supporting cast of Darth Vader. Mike Deodato's fight choreography isn't blistering, but he excels at piecing noteworthy images together, like the progression of events where Luke wakes up from his coma, kicks the annoying BT and runs to comfort R2D2 as if he's the family pet. “Vader Down's” cliffhanger game continues to be on point with yet another duel of mind and body to take place in next week's installment. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Dec 4, 2015

    Bottom Line: This is a great book if you've been keeping up with Vader Down. If you're just in it for Aaron's series, you're gonna feel like you just walked into a party where everyone was talking about you and isn't telling you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 22, 2015

    This issue marks the halfway point of the six-issue crossover arc. Not surprisingly we get far more of Han and Luke than we do of Darth Vader. That said, the Dark Lord of the Sith makes a memorable appearance at the end of the issue coming across a familiar face and setting up the next story in the arc. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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