Star Wars: Darth Vader #24

Star Wars: Darth Vader #24

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 10, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 14
7.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

• Vader is lost in his inner mindscape, lost in visions of the Force!
•  Is he truly more machine now than man?
•  Or can he fight his way back from the brink?
Rated T

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 10, 2016

    Focusing on the internals of Vader this time around as he works through his past to regain control of his present, it's a really strong work from Gille and Larroca. The pair have put together some great books and I love how easily that Gillen seems to be able to blend parts of the original and prequel trilogies together that fans really wanted more of in the films themselves. Larroca has been one of my favorite Star Wars artists from the start and he's just killing it once again in this book with all the transitional pieces to reflect the different periods of Anakin and Vader before bringing it all home. I'm excited to see what this team has in store for the finale and that they're bringing their A game in full for it because the audience for this really won't settle for less. I've got faith in them to pull it off, especially after an installment like this. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Aug 15, 2016

    This issue is further proof that this series is a gold standard Star Wars comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 10, 2016

    Despite suffering from some visual missteps, Darth Vader #24 serves as a memorable addition to the soon-to-be-concluded series. This issue manages to explore the impact of the Prequels and Vader's lingering attachment to his tragic past while maintaining the subtlety and cinematic weight the series is known for. And it sets the stage for what promises to be a truly epic finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Aug 10, 2016

    With its unexpected journey into the psyche of its lead, Darth Vader #24 puts readers into an interesting place both in terms of plot and theme as this series heads toward its finale. Keiron Gillen has all the pieces in place, with Salvador Larroca and Edgar Delgado firmly by his side, to make "End of Games" a fitting swan song for the Sith Lord's solo venture. While we know that Vader's face turn is still coming, Darth Vader #24 shows that there is still fun to be had reveling in the Dark Side. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 16, 2016

    With Cylo reborn into yet another clone his story isn't done just yet as the series heads into it's over-sized final issue next month. The issue should also wrap-up the story arc of Aphra who makes an unexpected move heading into the series' finale. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    411Mania - Richard Bishop Aug 18, 2016

    Visually, the book is a delight, as Salvador Larroca nails the images of Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, and Natalie Portman, and while I applaud Kieron Gillen's use of continuity (even from the abomination that is the prequel trilogy), this kind of issue is out of place in a soon-to-be-ending series. It ground the momentum to a halt by spending half the book in Vader's memories and not moving things forward all that far, and while I hope there is a hell of an ending in store, my enthusiasm for reaching it has been greatly dulled by this issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Arron Ferguson Aug 11, 2016

    Ultimately this is a truly beautiful issue, but the story is too flawed and too unsatisfying to allow this to sore. It's best not to treat this issue as an issue, but instead as a series of wonderful images used to bring life to a dreary & misguided tale. Read Full Review

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