Star Wars: Darth Vader #16

Event\Storyline: War of the Bounty Hunters Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Raffaele Ienco Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 15, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 9
6.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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"TARGET SKYWALKER"
•  All of DARTH VADER'S careful scheming and brutal power moves to claim HAN SOLO'S frozen body have one ultimate end goal: LUKE SKYWALKER, the only person who could challenge Vader's primacy at the Emperor's side.
•  Now everything comes to a head as father closes in on son and Luke finally grasps a shocking truth...
•  ...one that will shape his destiny FOREVER!

Rated T

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 23, 2021

    There's a lot going on in this installment of the event but I like how it basically has very little to do with the prize at hand outside of a panel or two of Vader threatening Han's frozen body. Its focus on Vader and Luke works well and it takes some weird turns that I'm still looking at a little askew in trying to make sure they make sense in the bigger picture. It's fun in the moment, however, and there's plenty to like with some good look ship to ship battle moments and some great visuals just in how we see things through Vader's mind's eye. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - NumidianPrime Sep 17, 2021

    Some repetitive moments from other issues of the crossover can get a little tiring for those keeping up with everything, but overall this was a pretty solid installment in the stories of both the crossover and the series. We draw closer and closer to the end of this crossover and I'm looking forwarrd to seeing the impact it has on the rest of this run. This series has had its ups and downs for me but if it can maintain this pace and tone, I think it could end up as a well-regarded chapter in the life of Darth Vader. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Sep 16, 2021

    This issue is all action and exactly what this book always should be. Vader is tested and betrayed in turn, but is out in full strength and full determination. The characters and conflicts feel vital and interesting. This book has had moments portraying Vader as a massively weak and flawed character, but this latest arc finally has him acting as his old self. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Sep 15, 2021

    The overall installment just feels like too many plot points crammed into one book, ultimately feeling too messy to get a handle on. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Sep 19, 2021

    No matter what people do in this story the Emperor is going to claim he knew that was going to happen and he influenced events to make it that way. Why do anything at all then? Read Full Review

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