Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #5

Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: Geraldo Borges Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 12, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 13
7.8Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

•  A backwater jungle planet teeming with poisonous plants.
•  The search for a device that can track the REBELS.
•  A psychedelic nightmare triggered by the local flora - with a terror known as DARTH VADER!
Rated T

  • 9.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - olddeserthymnal Jun 12, 2019

    This is a fitting close to what has been a really high quality series. While the series will give us a varied and interesting collection in trade, every single issue of this book to date has been strong and stand on their own merit. This one though, may just edge it as the best of the five. It plays with the Vader imagery to heighten his terror. Dark Visions indeed. This is a tremendous series which sheds new insights into the character, while also reminding us of that instinctive fear we felt when first casting eyes on Vader, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Jun 16, 2019

    In conclusion, this series ends on a high point as Hallum produces another perfect nugget vignette complimented by really strong and well-executed art from the whole art team from cover to the last panel, in a series that has really managed to truly capture the unforgiving menace of the Star War's universe's most famous Dark Lord and truly lives up to the promise of its title with these dark visions... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 18, 2019

    There's not a lot of story here, truth be told, but it is a fun kind of one-off book that delivers a brief self-contained work that does hit some good spots to it. Vader's more than just the reality, he's the sense of dread and fear of what the Empire can be for many that even the mention – never mind the presence – of him can shake a world. Hallum keeps things moving here but it's the kind of light piece where other than Vader being the name character, it's just a lot of bodies moving and dying before it all gets wrapped up. I enjoyed this series overall but kind of hope we get some downtime from Vader for a bit or a proper ongoing once again to deal with the character and his machinations. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 12, 2019

    Darth Vader is portrayed as a living nightmare in this great climactic issue. The series has captured many different outside perceptions of Darth Vader well and it's fitting it ends on a man who sees him as a living nightmare. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Jun 12, 2019

    Were some of the details of the relatively generic narrative given more specificity that tied it to more established characters or locations, it could have served as an interesting way to fill in the narrative gaps of the original trilogy of films, with this book instead being just a somewhat entertaining tale of Darth Vader's powerful sense of purpose. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Jun 21, 2019

    For me, this was lacking in the things that makes Star Wars great, lacking personality and passion. Decent, but for Darth Vader that's not quite enough. Read Full Review

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