Star Wars: Darth Vader #12

Event\Storyline: War of the Bounty Hunters Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Guiu Vilanova Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 26, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 11
8.0Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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•  Returned to the fold after his rebellion against the EMPEROR, DARTH VADER faces the horrors of reconstruction in the secret laboratories of CORUSCANT.
•  As he blacks out under the knife, does he still dream of revenge against his master? Or do his thoughts drift towards his son - and the friends who make LUKE SKYWALKER so vulnerable?
•  Don't miss this next critical new chapter in Vader's ongoing evolution - featuring the revelation of the first time the Dark Lord learned the name HAN SOLO!
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  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Adrian Ruiz May 26, 2021

    Star Wars: Darth Vader #12 hits the mark for a prelude to a massive crossover event. The team behind Star Wars: Darth Vaderhas gotten me excited for every arc in this series so far, and they certainly do it again here. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri May 27, 2021

    The issues greatest strength is the insane skill of Guiu Vilanova's epic, art and the coloring by Dean White and Giada Marchisio. They play with light and dark in creative new ways and use color to differentiate the layered flashbacks. Vilanova is definitely an artist to watch, the kind of artist you want to follow no matter what series they're involved with. Hopefully it includes a whole lot more art on this series and in the galaxy of Star Wars. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 1, 2021

    There's a lot going on in this book and I'm continuing to enjoy the way Greg Pak employs the flashbacks. Vader is not a talkative character and these internal pieces are key to showing us the way he's processing so much going on and the various emotions that power a Sith like him. The book also shows some great reaction shots to his being brought back to Coruscant that left me delighted, such as Palpatine's Vizier and all, but Palpatine himself delights in the chaos he brings. Ochi himself even gets a few neat little moments throughout. The flashback with Han worked well even if it felt like a forced element ahead of the Bounty Hunter storyline but was still one that made sense. Here's hoping the series can navigate this sprawling crossover and come out stronger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh May 26, 2021

    We don't quite know how Vader will factor into the "War of the Bounty Hunters" event, but our curiosity is surely piqued. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods May 26, 2021

    Star Wars: Darth Vader #12 is what it says it is – a cool-down issue and prelude for the War of the Bounty Hunters crossover event. It shows the aftermath of the previous story arc and where everyone is at. But more importantly, it does its job to set up Darth Vader's motives for his involvement in the crossover. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma May 27, 2021

    While not a must-read, this is still good back story for the characters and a good lead up to the events of the War of the Bounty Hunters. Read Full Review

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