Star Wars: Darth Vader #12

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 18
7.3Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

• Vader's machinations have him painted into a corner...
•  ...but no one puts Vader in a corner.
•  The hit series' second arc concludes here!
Rated T

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 14, 2015

    An outstanding conclusion that wraps up all the plot threads, while teasing the next. Recommended for all Star Wars fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Nov 23, 2015

    It's not enough to get me back into Star Wars, but it did give my inner six-year-old some peace. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 12, 2015

    If there's a book I look forward to more each month than Darth Vader, I can't think of it. This series just hits the right notes each month with what it does in building a larger narrative around one of the most iconic characters of the modern era – while still allowing him to be fully of mystery. We aren't connecting with him, we aren't empathizing with him and we're certainly not in favor of his methods or results. Yet it's a fascinating character study to see him moving through the places and people of power while orchestrating his own mission as we think of the other events that are playing out in other books – and eventually the films. It's an incredibly delicate balancing act and one that both Gillen and Larroca are pulling off beautifully. This is a great issue from top to bottom and the first twelve issues as a whole get an A+ from me. Great writing, fantastic artwork, an excellent experience that expands wonderfully. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Nov 12, 2015

    A flatter end for a high-quality series to date, albeit one that is consciously holding the reins tight until it can launch the next arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 30, 2015

    As for the comic's action, the fight against the Plasma Devils allows the Dark Lord of the Sith to work out some built-up aggression. Not only does he take out the group single handedly he even destroys an escaping Y-Wing by chucking his lightsaber at it in mid-flight. It just goes to prove you don't mess with Darth Vader. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.5 - John McCubbin Nov 12, 2015

    Darth Vader #12 may not have been on the same level as the last issue, but it was still a decentconclusion to the second arc. It also sets Vader Down up beautifully, as we question just what will happen to the Sith Lord next. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 12, 2015

    This issue wraps up Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca's second story arc while also transitioning into the upcoming "Vader Down" crossover. Unfortunately, for several reason this issue serves as a fairly disappointing climax. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 25, 2015

    A boring issue that's bumped Darth Vader's powers up so high he seems impossibly unstoppable. It might be believable but it doesn't feel earned. Read Full Review

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