Star Wars: Darth Vader #2

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 21, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 24
7.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The most fearsome villain of all time returns with an all-new series! When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and to the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that was once dear to him, the former chosen one must take his first steps into a darker Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith! Join Vader as he learns a new way - the way of Darth Sidious and his newly formed Empire...the way of the dark side.
Rated T

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 26, 2017

    Vader's on a mission and if you're wise, you'll get out of his way. Beautiful artwork for horrific deeds highlight this book. An inconsistent use of sounds proves somewhat problematic, but everything else in this issue is exceptionally well done. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 27, 2017

    While this series has a bit to go before it takes over the previous Darth Vader series for me I'm loving the period that it's exploring and looking forward to seeing where else Soule is taking the story – and what original characters may pop up along with familiar faces. This one introduces us to a new (to me) concept with the Barash vow and I'm definitely interested in seeing how this factors into the larger aspect of the Jedi order itself and the Force. Camanucoli and Smith do a solid job here, though I'm not a huge fan of their Clone Trooper interpretation, as the action is solid and the layouts keep it all moving very well with clear and easy to follow pieces, whether it's information hunting, space battles, or force to hand combat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Mar 16, 2020

    Greg Pak deserves a lot of credit for turning a minor Star Wars character into a big deal as it relates to this budding series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - John McCubbin Jun 21, 2017

    Darth Vader #2 may not move this story forward too much, but it nevertheless gives us some exciting developments. It also highlights Vader's position in this new Empire perfectly, leaving a clear path for the former Jedi Master moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We Got This Covered - Tom Bacon Jun 21, 2017

    All in all, this is a fairly strong issue. Charles Soule packs it with creative ideas and subtle continuity fixes, ensuring Star Wars fans will find a lot to discuss in Darth Vader #2. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 21, 2017

    Marvel's new Darth Vader comic still has a ways to go before it lives up to its predecessor. The series offers a compelling look at the Star Wars universe immediately after the events of Episode III, but the sluggish pacing and lack of a proper foil for Vader are both limiting its overall impact. And while the storytelling is sound, the odd rendition of Vader himself is often distracting. Okay Darth Vader #2 offers a fun glimpse of the post-Episode III timeline, but the series continues to move too slowly. 21 Jun 2017 Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 19, 2020

    Although I'm curious to see how Greg Pak may try and walk a razor's edge to allow the characters to have some closure without revealing all, the nature of the story limits what they can find. For fans. Read Full Review

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