Star Wars: Darth Vader #4

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 2, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 18
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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• Vader's first mission isn't going well.
•  The dark side is the way of power.
•  But no one said it would be easy.
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  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 11, 2017

    What began as a quest for a lightsaber has become a defining moment when a monster solidified his path. A sensational, surprising story with visuals to die for, and characters certainly do. Never has being so bad been so good. A must read for all Star Wars fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 4, 2017

    I am very impressed with Soule and Camuncolis Darth Vader. It displays his fury, and his power. He is shown to be the ruthless yet layered character that he should always be. This one definitely gets a recommendation, and it is a good continuation after the excellent Gillen series (even if it chronologically takes place before Gillens series). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Jaysandlinwriter Aug 2, 2017

    Now I await the exciting conclusion to this storyline which has been enthralling me since the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 2, 2017

    Marvel's new Darth Vader series seems to be finding its voice after a rough first couple months. This new chapter takes a brutally streamlined approach to exploring the aftermath of Vader's first battle with Kirak Infil'a and the destructive rematch that follows. The violent imagery and dark plot twists speak to the idea of a fledgling Sith Lord claiming his place as the galaxy's most feared villain. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Ben Wasserman Aug 3, 2017

    DARTH VADER still portrays the Sith Lord as a rookie, but one who is learning more of the skills that will later make him feared throughout the Galaxy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - JJ Travers Aug 2, 2017

    Darth Vader is a monster freshly risen from the ashes of Anakin Skywalker--ready, willing and able to do whatever necessary to achieve his goals. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 8, 2017

    This installment is again split well between fight material and some progress for the characters that works for me, even if it's not as deep or engaging as it could be since Vader is in the silent soldier mode. Camanucoli nails this book really well with its look, giving us aliens worlds that feel inhabited and unique, and Smith gives it a lot of great definition. The coloring for this world is definitely well served by Curiel and that just takes it up a few notches. I'm still wary of certain aspects of this story as the pacing feels just a little offer and it's skimming things that I would rather see explored in more detail, but we're just in the first phase and I have hopes for something more. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Aug 4, 2017

    Soule's run on "Darth Vader" continues to be impressive, backed up by strong artwork and pacing to help build the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Aug 5, 2017

    This series has gotten better starting with this issue as Vader shows off how frightening he is. He awakens to destroy all around him as the art team perfectly captures the raw power of his abilities. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 3, 2017

    Writer Charles Soule and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli deliver a strong outing for the Dark Lord of the Sith in Darth Vader #4. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - John McCubbin Aug 4, 2017

    Darth Vader #4 continues to build our Sith apprentice, with his journey to obtain his own lightsaber leading to some interesting, albeit predictable twists. Nevertheless the creative team fashion yet another thrilling turn of events, with the new direction Vader goes in to obtain his goal allowing the story to stay fresh. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Aug 2, 2017

    Darth Vader #4 brings the iconic character's first conflict with a Jedi in this series to a close, but I have to admit the final pages of this issue left me wanting more…and not in the “I need the next issue right now” kind of way, but in the “oh, that's it?” kind of way. The story is not poorly executed, there just isn't a whole lot to it other than showing Darth Vader is angry and powerful, which the team does convey well. This timeframe is ripe with storytelling possibilities for the Dark Lord, so here's hoping the next issues take a less straightforward path. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 17, 2020

    The nostalgic tinge of Vader's movements on Naboo continue here, although they do take a pause during Vader fighting the gigantic creature for his life. As for what he will find inside the tomb, that remains to be seen. Read Full Review

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