Star Wars: Darth Vader #10

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 7, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 16
8.4Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

• Vader has a new mission to do for the Empire.
•  Unfortunately, it's completely at odds with his own mission.
•  What's a Dark Lord to do?
Rated T

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 10, 2015

    Excellent read with fine visuals that will make fans squeal with each reveal. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Danny Rivera Oct 9, 2015

    Still though, for a story that works with a handicap, DARTH VADER #10 is strong all the way around and well-worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 8, 2015

    Vader largely takes a backseat role in this issue as his new allies (or frenemy, in the case of Inspector Thannoth), do most of the heavy lifting. But given how strong the book's supporting cast has become, this is hardly an issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 8, 2015

    The Darth Vader series continues to be pretty much the best of the Star Wars books and that's some very fierce competition. There's a lot of things in motion here and the balance is playing well with what it wants to do. Vader isn't primary in this issue yet his presence looms large and his time in it is spot on in coming across as ominous and imposing. Sending his minions off to do his bidding and gathering information fills in a few of the blanks and the end result helps to paint a larger and more interesting picture that takes us to that scene in Empire where he confronts Luke with the truth. Very good stuff here that's made even better by Larroca's artwork. His design work here, from character details to backgrounds, is impressive. Most impressive. Hopefully his take on Aphra will become defining. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Oct 12, 2015

    Darth Vader #10 is another solid issue in a consistently solid series. Kieron Gillen continues to smartly keep Vader narratively slightly out of focus, preserving the presence and mystery the character had in the original trilogy and avoiding the mistakes made by Lucas in centering too much on the character in the prequels. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Oct 12, 2015

    The best part of Darth Vader isn't the subtext or an examination of the nature of power and what men will do to hold onto it. It's in the relentless ratcheting up of tension as the series' protagonist tightens the noose. What's most exciting though is seeing him actually tie the knot himself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 11, 2015

    A solid tale, featuring not a single trustworthy or noble character and strong art throughout… Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - John McCubbin Oct 8, 2015

    Darth Vader #10 is yet another solid entry into the series, as although things have slowed down a bit on the Vader side of this comic in the build-up to Vader Down, we've certainly had plenty of intriguing developments elsewhere. We also get a rather symbolic twist within this entry, as the creators delve deeper into the Star Wars mythos. Read Full Review

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