Star Wars: Darth Vader #14

Event\Storyline: Vader Down Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 23, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 16
7.4Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

•  Han & Luke take on Vader's forces...and more?
•  Meanwhile...Leia makes a hard decision.
•  Marvel's first Star Wars event continues here!
Rated T

  • 10 - John McCubbin Dec 24, 2015

    Darth Vader #14 is quite possibly the best chapter of Vader Down so far, with the crossover as a whole only moving from strength to strength. Giving us some thrilling action, engaging dialogue and some dramatic twists, the creators definitely set-up the next chapter beautifully, leaving me more than eager to continue with this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 24, 2015

    This penultimate chapter in the Vader Down saga is excellent! I can't wait to see how this ends! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 24, 2015

    While not a lot truly happens here beyond some rearranging of positions for the characters, what we do get works well because it flows smoothly and has a good mix of humor, action, and threat about it. A brief bit with Threepio alone makes for a great moment as he encounters " unknowingly " Triple-Zero and Beetee and suffers by them. The book hits a lot of little areas and sets things in motion for where it's going next while also reaffirming for all involved that Vader is indeed a badass and that their hopes of defeating him with brute force just isn't going to cut it. Good stuff, though I'm ready for the next two issues of the event to hit so we can bring this to a close and hopefully move onto something bigger for Vader. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Jan 2, 2016

    Darth Vader #14 A good chapter to this sprawling "Vader Down" story arc, and some cool action sequences as well. The art is the true winner, as the characters are shown with a deft hand from the talented Salvador Larroca. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley Dec 23, 2015

    VADER DOWN is still a good event series, but the cracks are starting to show. Hopefully the injection of some new characters in to this story will freshen things up, but this issue spotlighted the significant problems that exist when trying to tell a meaningful story with the main characters of the STAR WARS universe. With two issues left to go, the creators don't have a ton of room left to play with, and still have to address things like what exactly is going on with Vrogas Vas. Gillen and Jason Aaron are both incredible writers though, and while this issue may falter, there should be little doubt that they'll nail the finish of this event series. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 23, 2015

    Vader Down is a crossover much more concerned with the actual crossing over of two groups of characters than the actual plot. And for the most part, that approach has worked. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    PopOptiq - Austin Gorton Dec 27, 2015

    In the end, this issue remains consistent with the others in the storyline: entertaining individual moments in service of a larger narrative that is barely moved forward by each individual chapter. This particular issue does build on Leia's earlier characterization in the story to its benefit, and the arrival of a third faction into the mix (along with Black Krrsantan) at issue's end suggests that, maybe, the overall plot will be widening as the end approaches. But for all the fun moments sprinkled throughout, "Vader Down" remains a storyline in which the parts are far greater than the whole. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Dec 24, 2015

    This Life Day, fans can continue to follow the further adventures of Skywalkers and Solos. Someshall read Foster's latest book, a novelization of The Force Awakens, . Droves of others willflock to the cinema and see the same on the silver screen. More yet, upon opening the presents wrapped beneath the wroshyr-tree, will find a shiny new console, and upon booting up Battlefront will create their own side stories of the time Boba Fett wasted Han in the wastes of Jakku. But those fans who want the best story of all this Life Day will pour themselves a glass of eggnog, add liberal amounts of brandy, pull up a leather chair beside the fireplace, andcrack open Vader Down. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 26, 2015

    "Darth Vader" brings a fast read with the fourth part of "Vader Down." The comic is entertaining and is supported by realistic and lively artwork. The comic doesn't really move the plot forward much and feels like a filler issue. Overall, the comic is not as strong as the previous parts in this storyline but is worth giving a try, Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 23, 2015

    What could have been an exciting face off between Leia and Darth Vader is reduced to characters standing around and doing nothing. A bore of an issue that appears to be padding out any actual events in order to save them for the next chapter. Read Full Review

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