Star Wars: Darth Vader #11

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Raffaele Ienco Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 28, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 13
7.3Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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•  As punishment for his rebellion, DARTH VADER was broken by THE EMPEROR, his limbs shattered, forbidden to use THE FORCE.
•  But after surviving OCHI OF BESTOON, THE EYE OF WEBBISH BOGG and the horrors of THE RED NEBULA, Vader stands on the verge of uncovering the Emperor's greatest secrets.
•  But will the revelations on EXEGOL empower Vader - or his master? And what new doom awaits LUKE SKYWALKER as a result?

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  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Adrian Ruiz Apr 28, 2021

    Overall, I continue to enjoy this series. Star Wars: Darth Vader #11 moves away from Vader's power to show how powerful the Emperor truly is. Throughout this series, I have wanted to see an animated version of it brought to life as it has provided crucial details to stories we have known and loved. Star Wars: Darth Vader #11bridges the gap between two trilogies and begins to answer many of the questions fans had in The Ride of Skywalker with Palpatine's return. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 28, 2021

    A graphic novel of this arc will be a must for every Star Wars fan's collection. As for the issue itself, questions, answers, revelations are all laid out in a well-paced story with near flawless execution. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 28, 2021

    'Darth Vader' continues to be a must-read, thanks to how much Vader goes through as he attempts to pass the Emperor's gauntlet while familiar visuals from the latest film delight. Darth Vader #11 delivers brutal action, exciting locales, and plenty of possibilities. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 4, 2021

    There's a lot to like here in terms of getting to understand Vader at this point in his life more and why he's still so bonded to the Emperor. With him trying to sway Luke in ESB and Palpatine knowing about it, this push to get him back into place or kill him has worked out as expected and sets him up well for when we see him in the films next, but with conflict inside. I like some aspects of what we see with Exegol here but I am frustrated that the comics are having to do so much heavy lifting for something that the sequel trilogy didn't spend the proper time doing. Every film has places to explore and expand on but this is fundamental material that should not be discovered first in a comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Apr 28, 2021

    Star Wars: Darth Vader #11 concludes the story arc as Darth Vader fights through Emperor Palpatine's final trials. While the art and colors are excellent, the story is fairly predictable but offers a cool series of encounters and an interesting confrontation between Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine. For fans who jumped off due to the Rise of Skywalker material, you can join right back in next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Apr 28, 2021

    The challenge of this entire arc is that it couldn't come with any momentum-shifting reveals about the titular character, but the book manages to stick the landing as much as possible by delivering an action-packed quest of revenge featuring Vader, which also helped expand upon recent developments in the overall Star Wars mythology. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - NumidianPrime Apr 29, 2021

    I do expect it to be a bit jarring to go right into the War of the Bounty Hunters crossover after this very big and heavy story, doubly so because I think it'll be a tough sell to integrate Vader into that storyline at all. It does seem like the series might have some interesting cards to play during the crossover, so I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. This series has definitely had its ups and downs for me but I think it still has the potential to stick the landing and create a story that's satisfying to revisit from beginning to end, just like Soule's run on the Vader comic or Gillen's run on the main one. I think it's fair to say I'm looking forward to the next issue more than I was looking forward to this one. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 10, 2021

    While the arc has shown us the fury of Vader unleashed, in the end we end up much at the same place before the arc started with Vader once again kneeling before the Emperor. Of course, none of that is surprising given the issue needing to fit into Star Wars chronology, but given the build-up it's hard not to feel a bit let down in the end of the tale. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma May 2, 2021

    Maybe skip this one if you are still following the series and wait until they start up with the hunt for Han Solo storyline. Read Full Review

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