Star Wars: Darth Vader #33

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Adam Gorham Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 3, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 7
7.8Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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When the Dark Lord of the Sith loses control of the Force, nothing is safe - not even his own Executor-class Star Dreadnought. But in the face of total destruction, Commander Sabé finds an opportunity. Does Vader's untrammeled onslaught expose a vulnerability? Or is it just another doorway to the terrifying tyranny of the Sith?
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  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - John Edward Lee May 4, 2023

    Sabe must choose, and she musty choose wisely. She can join Vader blindly or die at his hand. No longer is she holding the leash here. This time Vader is in control. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 10, 2023

    This new arc is pushing us closer to bringing us to the Return of the Jedi era and seeing more of what it is that Vader is going through that will have him more amenable to what Luke is trying to do while still being bonded to Palpatine. I'm glad to have a bit more time with Sabe even if I'm not convinced at the overall arc being good or that the other former handmaidens got a good shake. I like the character and seeing what we're getting here in this journey is interesting and doing something unexpected. The artwork is solid throughout with some inspired moments and the flashback pieces are done quite well to reinforce the mood of what's going on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh May 3, 2023

    From flashbacks to displays of impressive power to conflicts with Sab, this chapter shows more than it tells, and while we don't know where the hell this story could possibly go, we were satisfied from start to finish and hope this storyline can capitalize on such a strong start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler May 3, 2023

    Star Wars: Darth Vader #33 picks up where the last issue left off with Darth Vader feeling an incredible disturbance in the Force that causes his power to go berserk. The addition of this “Force Wave” feels weak and out of nowhere to provide an incredibly convenient excuse for why events play out in the comic when anything else could suffice. Not to mention it feels like the comic's story and themes are a little too repetitive of the themes from the past story arcs with Vader and Sabe. Hopefully this story arc isn't that long and brings some conclusion to this Handmaiden storyline so the series can move on to more exciting stories with Darth Vader. Read Full Review

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