Star Wars: Darth Vader #37

Event\Storyline: Dark Droids Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Raffaele Ienco Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 16, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
7.2Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

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KILLER DROIDS have taken over DARTH VADER'S flagship Super Star Destroyer, the EXECUTOR! Will the lessons of JEDI MASTERS QUI-GON and OBI-WAN save him from the SCOURGE - or make him a tool for its galactic conquest?
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  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 30, 2023

    There's a good bit of fun to all of this and I'm glad to get Vader back on a ship and doing something than what he's been up to recently, as neat as the visuals of it all are. At the same time, the loss of what, 80,000 crewmembers from a ship that we're going to see in the next film in the storyline is a big shake to the continuity tree. But everything about this Dark Droids storyline is and I'm just so wary of it as we get closer to the end of storytelling in this era. Pak does a solid job of making it all work here and the artwork is great Ienco just has such a great take on Vader – especially with a staff and shield – and I love seeing more of the Executor. The flashback moments are what helped salvage a lot of this in a way as we get to see more of the slow erosion of the Sith aspects within Vader. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Aug 16, 2023

    While we're not entirely sold on the overall "Dark Droids" event quite yet, the glimpses of how Vader reflected on his Jedi training to strengthen his Sith powers, seemingly teasing the balance of his allegiances shifting away from Palpatine, have us intrigued by what the end result of this event will be for the galaxy far, far away. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Aug 17, 2023

    Star Wars: Darth Vader #37 is the third part in the Dark Droids crossover event. This issue actually shows how dangerous this new galactic threat could be as imperial droids are possessed and start mowing down the Imperials on The Executor, meanwhile Vader uses whatever he has on hand to fight this new threat. The writing and art is good and the setup with this new threat is solid as it gives the comic a sort of zombie story vibe to it. However, the dialogue of the annoying droids and the overuse of flashbacks to well-known scenes in Star Wars films and TV shows are a little excessive in this comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - John Edward Lee Aug 16, 2023

    With Palpatine incapacitated, its up to Mas Amedda to deal with the dark droid uprising himself. He will have no problems sacrificing Vader to do so. Vader however, is a tough nut to crack. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 25, 2023

    After highlighting Vader's problems gaining full control, and continuing to have Vader think on his past (this time images of his Jedi training), the issue moves to forcing his ship into the Executor and facing an overwhelming droid army out of control. Read Full Review

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