Star Wars: Darth Vader #5

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 6, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 17
8.6Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

• He began his journey as a Jedi with wonder and hope.
•  Now it is time to put away childish things.
•  Vader's first and most vital test as a Sith concludes.
Rated T

  • 10
    GWW - Jaysandlinwriter Sep 6, 2017

    An iconic conclusion to the thrilling #DarthVader 2017 saga puts Vader on familiar ground for his Sith Trial and the birth of the RED lightsaber! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 12, 2017

    Soule pulls all of this together well " though I'll quibble some with what we get between Tarkin and Amedda in the final pages because it feels like it conflicts a bit with the Rogue One: Catalyst novel " as this really is that moment where things change. For Obi-wan, it happened earlier but for Anakin, this is his true end. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Sep 8, 2017

    This is a powerful story in the saga of the Dark Lord of the Sith. Seeing this moment of weakness and will to make things right contextualizes all the evil commits afterwards. You get to see how things could have been had Anakin simply gave in to the Light Side. It is incredibly engaging, and this was a great comic for it. Pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 11, 2017

    A great conclusion that addresses how Vader got his saber. Great flashback sequences with hints of Anakin peeking out of the Sith's robotic body push this into must-buy territory. It misses being a classic due to an unnecessary computer blur and inconsistent lettering. Enjoyable with some nits. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 7, 2017

    The series values realism far less than most, instead emphasizing stylized figures and dynamic figure work. The result is a very unusual but effective Star Wars comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 18, 2017

    Unfortunately for the galaxy, after giving up so much to earn his current role, Vader cannot make such a sacrifice. The arc ends, as we expected, with Vader firing his blade for the first time. For fans. Read Full Review

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