Star Wars: Hidden Empire #3

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Steven Cummings Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 8, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
6.4Critic Rating
5.3User Rating

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All of Lady Qi'ra's plans to destroy the Sith hang in the balance, but she is not alone in her desire to destroy the Dark Lords. Witness a battle decades in the making, as Darth Vader faces off against an adversary who has spent her entire life training for this one, final shot at revenge.
Rated T

  • 9.7
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Feb 14, 2023

    OverallThis is very much a story within a story. The rescue of the archivist was necessary as she is Qi'ra's best ally in her bid to bring the Empire down. But it is Channath Cha's personal story and her hunger for revenge that makes this issue so good. And it is bookended brilliantly at the close of the issue where Qi'ra explains to Cadeliah that Channath Cha's story is now a part of her story. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - John Edward Lee Feb 10, 2023

    The Archivist is set to deliver the Fermata Cage to Lady Qira. In it lies an ancient trapped Sith, but also the power to imprison one. There is no way to know how its usage might affect the entire galaxy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Feb 8, 2023

    Luckily, we'll gladly take any books featuring Vader on the warpath and demonstrating his fighting abilities, so it still makes for an entertaining read, if still leaving us in the dark about where Hidden Empire could be headed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 15, 2023

    I'll give props to the use of acid to try and stop Vader but the reality is that there are so many ways to try and take him down but none have worked, largely due to his connection to the Force and how it's heightened his situational awareness on top of everything else. Qi'ra herself is given about two pages at the end and a bit of a cold but not unexpected or wrong approach earlier in what must be done in order to get the Fermata Cage to her. Farrus is a non-entity and the Archivist has only a few lines overall. So much of what we get here is just another fruitless attempt at taking down Vader and that's unfortunately something that is happening in too many of the Star Wars comics these day. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Feb 16, 2023

    I am struggling to recommend this series unless you absolutely have to see everything Darth Vader is in for some reason. They ran the Darth Vader series into the ground when they went to Exegol and this is not that much better. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    fzanca Feb 16, 2023

    I liked a lot of factors here. They incapacitate Vader for a few moments and the main heroine keeps him busy long enough for the others to escape with the Fermata Cage. This is my biggest critique of this mini-series. I don't buy the McGuffin, which ruins the story a bit. The reveals at the end that the heroine has sacrificed her life, the Archivist took control of the ship, and Lady Q-ira, not really care about anyone, are all really good. Let's see if they can change my mind about the McGuffin.

  • 1.0
    Beyond_Batman Feb 17, 2023

    WTF am I reading? Vader would have snapped chanaths neck with force mid sentence in the opening scene and force crushed the other 2 before they could move. These comics are so hard to take seriously. One of the most powerful sith lords is struggling against some c level Bounty Hunters. Is this a joke?! I mean seriously. If i took these comics seriously it would diminish Vader and force users in general.

  • 7.5
    wesshamu Feb 20, 2023

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