Star Wars: Darth Vader - Black, White & Red #2

Writer: Jason Aaron, David Pepose Artist: Leonard Kirk, Various Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 24, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 16
7.8Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Along with artist LEONARD KIRK, these two titans of comics tell a tale of horror and intrigue! PLUS, David Pepose makes his STAR WARS debut!
Rated T

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson May 25, 2023

    Issue two of this series is violent, bloody and disturbing on several levels as the creative teams continue to explore the darker aspects of Vader from his ability to control the force, his complete lack of mercy and his dark influence of an impressionable young mind through his mere presence. The art is and minimalist color palette set the mood perfectly in all three stories as this second installment proves itself to be as excellent as the previous one. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    AIPT - Collier Jennings May 25, 2023

    Darth Vader: Black, White & Red #2 continues to paint the Dark Lord of the Sith in a new and terrifying light via a trio of tales. With the series now at its halfway point, there's still plenty of ground to be covered and plenty of creators to leave their mark on Vader. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Christopher R. Ford Jun 6, 2023

    It's interesting to see Vader in the mud so to speak doing the dirty work he usually relegates to others. Here Vader is explicitly the menace he's more often only spoken about being in hushed tones in the films. While others want to play the bad guy, Vader shows them all in this issue that there's levels to this. The only question left is which poor souls are next to catch his wrath. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh May 24, 2023

    Still, this is some of the best Darth Vader content we've been given in Star Wars comics as of late, making this sophomore issue just as engaging as the premiere installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 1, 2023

    Anthology books are always going to be pretty variable but the draw is in the character and/or concept and seeing how it can be reworked. Vader has had a lot of stories over the decades and there's plenty of hit or miss to be sure. The main story is one that continues to unfold pretty well as it looks into the legacy of what built Vader and what comes from it. Pepose's story is pretty solid if familiar while Ying's story is the weakest for me but had the most potential to explore by showing the way Vader and power can inspire people to dark places. It just didn't hit what it needed to with the original characters for it to engage, especially as Vader's presence was so minimal. Still, a solid installment overall with this issue and has me looking forward to more standalone pieces and more of Jason Aaron's storyline. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 6, 2023

    "The Endless Mercy" feels out of place from the start with a far more horror feel than the sci-fi/fantasy of the Star Wars Universe with Dark Vader fighting his way through genetically engineered monsters created by another evil scientist. Read Full Review

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