Star Wars: Darth Vader #29

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Luke Ross Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 30, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 7
7.2Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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•  Three decades ago, Anakin Skywalker slaughtered Wat Tambor, leader of the Techno Union, along with the rest of the Separatist leaders by the command of the Emperor.
•  So who is the pirate JUL TAMBOR, what is he planning on Skako Minor, and what will the Handmaiden, who now stands at Vader's side, do when it's her job to choose if Jul lives or dies?
•  Also, which Handmaiden is this? And will this new adventure fulfill Sabé's dream of derailing Vader's journey to the dark side - or simply complete it?


  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim Dec 3, 2022

    Star Wars: Darth Vader #29 was a surprisingly fun read. Sure, Darth Vader has been involved in bigger stories, but Sabe continues to walk that grey-area line, and Ochi is hilarious for just being Ochi. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 14, 2022

    Darth Vader has little Vader in it but that's fine as it's something that makes sense to do with the people that he's pulled around him to accomplish his work. Vader does make clear early on that he is Sith and that he is not Anakin and it doesn't feel like most anyone is trying to reach that side of him, which makes sense and ties into how Luke will end up reaching him eventually because of a different kind of connection. I really liked seeing Dorme may her way through the Imperial ship and deal with Ochi but I was surprised how much fun the bits with the Techno Union was. It's something that needs a lot more exploration and done richly which we won't get here, but just to acknowledge them a bit more hits a sweet spot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 5, 2022

    The two-halves of the story fit well-enough together as Dorm learns bits and pieces about Sab's recent actions (which she still doesn't understand) while her fellow former handmaiden, only momentarily swayed by what she finds on the planet, completes the assignment given to her by Vader and the Emperor by becoming an assassin for the Empire. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - John Edward Lee Nov 30, 2022

    Vader now has two handmaidens working for him to do his bidding and that of his master. Yet what influence will they have over him as they cause him to remember Anakins lost wife? Only time will tell, and for Darth Vader time is running out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Nov 30, 2022

    There's not too much narrative progression, so we can't say it's an entirely thrilling book, but for something that essentially serves as a prologue, it piques our interest about what sort of allegiances Sab will be making in the future and who she'll ultimately align with. Read Full Review

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