Star Wars: Darth Vader #9

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Raffaele Ienco Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 13, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 15
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7.8User Rating

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•  In his search for vengeance in the depths of MUSTAFAR, DARTH VADER has seized the mysterious key to the EMPEROR'S greatest secret.
•  But the key itself needs a key - which only the deadly assassin OCHI OF BESTOON seems to have. Vader and Ochi are in for the fight of their lives with the fate of the Emperor in the balance - but how much of this is all PALPATINE'S plan?
•  And what happens when the SITH LORD and the SITH ASSASSIN start to figure that plan out?

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  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Adrian Jan 13, 2021

    Overall, Star Wars: Darth Vader #9is a fast-paced issue compared to those preceding it. While many of the issues in this series deal with Darth Vader's difficult feelings of his past in some way, shape, or form, the Vader in Star Wars: Darth Vader #9is much more focused. Even when he is being chided by Ochi and the captain of the droids about his past, Vader remains resolute, much in the way he was initially searching for answers in the early issues of the series. The Emperor's difficult training to reinstill fear in the Dark Lord coupled with the revelation of a plot by his master that Vader is unaware of has lit a fire that won't be satisfied until he finds answers. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Jan 15, 2021

    The Dark lord of the Sith is back, using only hits wits and will to fend off some of the most dangerous parties in the galaxy on his way to understanding. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 19, 2021

    Greg Pak hasn't let me down when it comes to the Vader series yet and it really feels like something he's a lot more naturally attuned toward than the mainline Star Wars book he was on briefly. There are some good draws on pieces from the larger lore that weren't used and while I have a wariness of connecting much of this material to the sequel trilogy, it's also a given that it would happen at some point and is part of the larger appeal of the expanded universe. I really like the droid crew here and their realization upon getting a good scan of Vader and Ienco delivers a fantastic teaser finale page on top of a really great book all around. I'm excited to see what's next. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Jan 13, 2021

    Greg Pak's writing in STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #9 brings readers into the thrilling world of Vader. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Richard Banks Jan 13, 2021

    Into the Fire continues to be one of the most exciting and interesting comic arcs of the new Star Wars Canon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Jan 13, 2021

    This issue also delivers more hints about Palpatine's plans on Exegol, which could result in some interesting insight into Vader's mental state in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, striking a nice balance between narrative developments and action-packed panels. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Jan 14, 2021

    The rest of this arc could hold great promise as Vader and Ochi encounter space terrors as the move towards Exegol the planet of Sith powers and clone experiments. As much as we want to put Rise of Skywalker behind us it would be great fun to see Vader crush an army of Snokes. Unfortunately that's not happening here as we get what amounts to a filler issue bridging the action of Mustafar to the journey to Exegol. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Jan 15, 2021

    This could have ended easily a few issues ago but if you are still on board at this sage why not go all the way through? Read Full Review

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