Star Wars: Darth Vader #9

Star Wars: Darth Vader #9

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 6, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
8.4Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

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• As the threat of the Jedi continues to menace the fledgling Empire, Vader finds himself on the trail of Jedi his master has commanded him...to keep alive?
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  • 10
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 6, 2017

    An awesome action-packed issue with big reveals and good character work. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - Monica Archer Dec 8, 2017

    Anyway, this was a great issue, I absolutely loved it. This comic is great, and if youre not reading it, youre definitely missing out. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 10, 2017

    Jocasta Nu shows herself to be a fearsome foe for the Sith in this spectacular issue. This is a battle that cannot be missed! Search your feelings"You know this to be true! Every page is filled with perfect dialogue and epic visuals. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 12, 2017

    It's taken a bit for me to get into this groove of this incarnation of Vader and some of that is shaking off assumptions and realigning views. Charles Soule does some solid stuff in this arc with what Palpatine is up to and some of the fallout on Corcuscant after Order 66 and the things that needed to be done. I definitely like, much to my chagrin, the expansion on the Grand Inquisitor while also getting to see more of Jocasta's capabilities and quick thing. Camanucoli and Orlandini put in another solid issue here that flows well with the action and works some good designs for the temple, leaving me wanting a deeper look at it all as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Dec 11, 2017

    Despite not moving the ball very far, Darth Vader #9 is an exciting and high-octane issue. It has spent a lot of time building up to this showdown between Vader and Nu, so one could understand why the book may want to savor the confrontation. It is an overall fun read, and Camuncoli puts some great work in this issue. I can recommend it, and you should feel free to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 7, 2017

    This story arc has taken some interesting turns, between the focus on setting up the relationship between Vader and the Inquisitorius and Jocasta Nu emerging as the unlikely hero of the tale. Unfortunately, this issue doesn't do much to propel that narrative along. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Dec 12, 2017

    Once I got to the last page, I felt like the issue was lacking so much needed story development. I'm sure once put together, I will enjoy it a lot more, but I don't know that I feel this amount of substance in this issue is the worth the $3.99. People who are much bigger Star Wars fans may feel differently and feel that the artwork is more than enough, but I personally think the collections offer a much better reading experience and is a much better value. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Cmicieli Dec 6, 2017

    Man this issue has it all!. So much packed into 22 pages. Where to start? How about at the beginning where we pick up where issue #8 left off. Jocasta just couldn’t leave well enough alone that she came to the Jedi Temple for one thing only, the whereabouts of young Jedi throughout the galaxy, which she successfully obtained. As she left she watches the Grand Inquisitor tossing her precious books around as if they were trash. So instead of getting out of the temple she springs into action and confront the him. Words are said between them as the Grand Inquisitor reveals who he is (or once was) to Jocasta and just as the Grand Inquisitor gains the upper hand and is about to deal a crushing blow to her Vader steps in and stops him. Perplexed, the Grand Inquisitor wonders what side Vader is on because of this act. While they bicker like children, Jocasta makes her getaway and this is where the issue really starts to pick up. There might not be much in the way of full blown action for the rest of the issue, but the dialog and actions of the characters are some of the most exhilarating sequences I’ve read in a book this year. As Jocasta hides within the temple and Vader makes his way around looking for her while he listens to her speaking to him through the Force, Jocasta find out who the true identity is of the Sith Lord in search of her. The writers are doing an amazing job reminding us that these sequences of events are not long after the moment Anakin has become Vader. Sometimes, as fans, we lose sight and lose track of that simple fact because we have known this of Anakin’s acceptance of the Dark Side for so long and take it for granted. But reading these events and being there as some of the Jedi who remain post Order 66 and witnessing their reactions when they find out exactly who Vader is or what he has become takes you right back to the events of Revenge of the Sith. It’s enough to give you goosebumps.

  • 9.5
    mseccatore Dec 7, 2017

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    Nicetrylaoche Dec 8, 2017

  • 9.0
    Bill Blaze Dec 10, 2017

  • 8.0
    TheFallenKing13 Dec 6, 2017

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