Star Wars: Target Vader #1

Writer: Robbie Thompson Artist: Marc Laming Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 3, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 8
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

THE HUNTER! DARTH VADER is on the hunt for a mysterious criminal syndicate operating outside of THE EMPIRE's rule. But little does he know he's being hunted by a group of the galaxy's deadliest bounty hunters, hired by the syndicate to take out Vader once and for all. Led by fallen Imperial Officer BEILERT VALANCE, this ragtag group of assassins will stop at nothing to kill the biggest bounty of their lives.
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  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 5, 2019

    Vader is hunted by bounty hunters. What more could you want? How about outstanding writing with Vader at his most menacing, cyborg Valance as an absolute killer, and detailed visuals that make this seem lost a lost film? This is a Star Wars fan's dream come true. Gear up and strap in, this is going to be awesome! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - olddeserthymnal Jul 3, 2019

    I enjoyed everything about this issue. The artwork is really highquality, the colors delicious and consistent despite the large teaminvolved. The writing is gripping and completely in line with the StarWars sentiment and ethos. The whole style of the book combines classicStar Wars while adding a fresh twist. My hopes are high for thisseries having been slightly skeptical going in. Very enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Jul 4, 2019

    This is a great way to start a series with an issue that places everything on the board and sets up the players to lead us into the rest of the series with rock solid writing and excellent art. Strap in and get ready, the hunt has begun and I am here for it. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 2, 2019

    A good first issue in a different kind of Star Wars story. If you love bounty hunters, shady bars, and dangerous missions give this a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 9, 2019

    Target Vader doesn't offer up any huge surprises or changes to the larger narrative with what it's doing here but it hits the ground right and gets moving quickly. Thompson is going for what feels like a very theatrical oriented book and the opening installment is smooth as it gets the right questions out there and sets it up on the move. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Jul 3, 2019

    While many fans will love the throwback adventure that honors the expanded corners of the universe, others might be disappointed with the campy tale that borders on fan fiction. Either way, this book makes good on the promise of being a gritty tale of the Star Wars underworld. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 3, 2019

    While the issue doesn't totally excite, it's more than enough to get you to come back. There's something fun about Target Vader. It has a style and voice that feels different than what we've seen so many times before. It delivers a new reading experience for an established franchise. This is one to check out for Star Wars fans or just comic readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Jeffrey Bracey Jul 9, 2019

    A good start to a new Vader story with the added bonus of bringing a cool character from the 80's comics into the modern Star Wars cannon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 9, 2019

    Even without selling me on Valance, Star Wars: Target Vader #1 is a strong first issue setting the stage for what is to come, while offering a nice final twist on how everything seen here plays right into the hands of the Rebellion. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost Jul 3, 2019

    Do yourself a favor: if you're a Star Wars fan who can't wait to go to Galaxy's Edge or wait for Episode IX, pick up this book and take some time to immerse yourself back in the land of scum of villainy. It'll be the best thing you read all week. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 3, 2019

    Despite its strong visuals, Target Vader #1 does little to stand out next to Marvel's various other Star Wars books. Read Full Review

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