Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #1

Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: Paolo Villanelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 6, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 19
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

He has been many things: a SITH warrior, a commander, a destroyer. DARTH VADER is to many throughout the GALACTIC EMPIRE a symbol of fear and mysterious, otherworldly power. But there are some who have seen the DARK LORD in a different light. There are some corners of the galaxy so dark and desperate that even Vader can be a knight in shining armor. The first issue of a new STAR WARS limited series, writer Dennis Hopeless (CLOAK AND DAGGER, JEAN GREY) sheds new light on the many sides of the galaxy's greatest villain.
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  • 10 - Patrick Cavanaugh Mar 6, 2019

    Of all the characters in the Star Wars saga, Vader makes the best choice to deliver readers the universe's interpretations of the Sith Lord, reminding readers how much larger than life the villain, and the saga as a whole, can be perceived. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kaasen Koy Mar 7, 2019

    Dark Visions #1 has its flaws. It’s an intriguing bit of world-building wrapped around 20 pages of non-stop monster-fight. But that world-building and the clear purpose of this series — along with the fact that this is the campiest, zaniest Star Wars comic in ages — has me more eager to read the next issue than anything else in Star Wars comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Mar 7, 2019

    Great writing from Hopeless and superb art from the whole team get the opening chapter of this limited series off to a perfect start. A complete treat of a first issue that looks and feels just like a Star Wars comic should! Bravo! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Mar 7, 2019

    Vader " Dark Visions #1 surpassed my expectations for a mini-series such as this. The creative team managed to present us with something truly unique. It was an epic tale of Vader, one that allowed us, for the smallest, briefest moment, to believe he was something other than the villain. Of course, that perspective will never hold. But that's what makes it interesting, isn't it? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Mar 11, 2019

    Darth Vader versus a kaiju: it's the reason comics exist. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 5, 2019

    Told like a short story, this one-shot adventure is filled with wonderment only the Sith Lord himself could bring. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 12, 2019

    Paolo Villanelli really steals the show here with how the book looks with Prianto's color work and it's just striking from the first panel to the last. It's a real treasure of artwork that a lot of artists can learn by in setting perspective, design, and just bringing to life the power of the character's physicality in a great way. I hope we see Villanelli on a lot more Star Wars books in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Egan Mar 11, 2019

    An exciting Vader adventure that sees him in a slightly different light than fans are used to. Solid writing and standard Marvel/Star Wars art fare make for a very enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Sequential Planet - Victor Benito Mar 9, 2019

    Dark Visions #1 is an intriguing look at the surprising legacy left by one of the galaxy's most intimidating villains. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 30, 2019

    This issue does not have me hopeful for the rest of this series. The story is so basic as to allow the artist endless opportunities for epic levels of excitement, but the visuals are the weakest element of this issue and that's not good for a comic book. When all is said is done, did anything important happen? Was there anything memorable in this? The answer is, sadly, no. This is only for the most hardcore Star Wars fans. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Solidkjames Mar 6, 2019

    Every day we are surrounded by leaders on this planet that some despise and others worship. One person can be so many things to different people. This version of Vader is what he should have lived up to for all people and it’s some kind of special to see him in the light even by accident. Don’t thank me child is going to live forever in my mind. I hope this limited series carries forward like this first issue!

  • 9.0
    The Villain Mar 13, 2019

    Very interesting kick off issue to a anthology of stories I've really been looking forward to. Darth Vader may be seen as one of the most evil characters in the history of fiction, but there are some people in the galaxy that don't see Vader that way. If you like Vader at his most badass this is a comic for you.

  • 9.0
    Azrael Apr 30, 2019

    This issue serves as an excellent parallel into reality. If you are unaware that a person saving your life is evil, your view will be shaped by what you know. So Obi-Wan's line rings true that, "you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view."

  • 9.0
    A7sus420 Apr 30, 2019

    Vader vs Giant Monster = thumbs up

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Aug 15, 2019

    Vader vs a kaiju and being an all around badass. 'Nuff said.

  • 6.0
    Sal Mar 6, 2019

    Hopeless attempts to give us a new perspective on Vader by seeing him though the naive eyes of a tunnel-dwelling, blue-skinned alien child. However the irony of this could only be lost upon someone as unfamiliar with Star Wars as the protagonist of this story is of the Empire, Jedi, or lightsabers.

    While this “primitive” character has access to technology like hoverboards and magnifying binoculars, he is also so unfamiliar with space battles, the Empire, or the Rebel Alliance that he simply refers to them as “Space-Gods”. This dichotomy forces you to accept certain logical flaws in order to accept the narrative convention the story relies on. Personally, I found this hard to accept and it took me out of the story almost i more

  • 10
    kamilburgazli Mar 7, 2019

  • 10
    Greg Hound Mar 11, 2019

  • 9.0
    TheFallenKing13 Mar 6, 2019

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 May 7, 2020

  • 8.5
    Nicetrylaoche Mar 6, 2019

  • 8.5
    Justin Ray Mar 10, 2019

  • 8.5
    StanielK May 11, 2019

  • 8.0
    Raist819 Mar 7, 2019

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Mar 14, 2019

  • 8.0
    iPodwithnomusic Apr 30, 2019

  • 8.0
    hebele May 1, 2019

  • 8.0
    Sleezymustache Jun 2, 2020

  • 7.0
    CesarCastanha Mar 7, 2019

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