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Review: Star Wars: Target Vader

Darth Vader is on the hunt for a criminal syndicate but he doesn’t know that same syndicate has hired a group of bounty hunters to take Vader out once and for all.

Star Wars: Target Vader collects #1-6.

Story: Robbie Thompson
Art: Marc Laming, Cris Bolson, Stefano Landini, Marco Failla, Robert Di Salvo, Georges Duarte
Color: Neeraj Menon, Rachelle Rosenberg, Jordan Boyd, Andres Mossa, Federico Blee, Erick Arciniega, Giada Marchisio
Lettering: Joe Caramagna, Clayton Cowles

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Preview: Star Wars: Target Vader #6 (of 6)

Star Wars: Target Vader #6 (of 6)

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Stefano Landini (CA) Nic Klein
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 11, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Showdown!

• Valance has escaped the clutches of the Empire, and finally has a lead on who’s REALLY behind the mysterious crime syndicate, the Hidden Hand. In the process, he’s uncovered a mystery about his own past.
• Darth Vader… AND members of the Rebellion, desperate for one last arms deal with The Hidden Hand.
• Will Valance be able to finish the job and kill Vader? Will Vader crush the Rebellion once and for all? Or will The Hidden Hand continue to walk between the raindrops and escape them all? Check out the thrilling finale to find out!

Star Wars: Target Vader #6 (of 6)

Preview: Star Wars: Target Vader #4 (of 6)

Star Wars: Target Vader #4 (of 6)

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Stefano Landini (CA) Nic Klein
Rated T
In Shops: Oct 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

HUNTING THE HUNTERS!

• DARTH VADER is trapped, alone, and surrounded by deadly bounty hunters…
• …but the SITH LORD is never truly alone as long as he wields the Dark Side of The Force!
• VALANCE and his gang of bounty hunters soon find that the hunters have become the hunted, as Vader picks them off one-by-one — and he’s helped by one of Valance’s own!

Star Wars: Target Vader #4 (of 6)

Preview: Star Wars: Target Vader #3 (of 6)

Star Wars: Target Vader #3 (of 6)

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Stefano Landini (CA) Nic Klein
Rated T
In Shops: Sep 25, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE DOUBLE CROSS!

• VALANCE and his crew of bounty hunters have DARTH VADER on the ropes, surrounding him with enemy ships.
• Vader is the greatest pilot in the galaxy, though, and he’s about to go head to head with the Imperial Navy’s former best pilot… Beilert Valance!
• But if Valance can survive this aerial duel, will he survive betrayal on land, as a member of the Rebellion lies hidden within his ranks!

Star Wars: Target Vader #3 (of 6)

Preview: Star War: Target Vader #2 (of 6)

Star War: Target Vader #2 (of 6)

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Stefano Landini (CA) Nic Klein
Rated T
In Shops: Aug 14, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE HUNTER BECOMES THE HUNTED!

• VALANCE and DENGAR track DARTH VADER while also seeking out the perfect weapon to kill the SITH LORD…
• …which they’ll need as Vader turns the tables on the hunters and corners them!
• And both hunter and hunted uncover dark secrets behind the criminal syndicate known only as THE HIDDEN HAND.

Star War: Target Vader #2 (of 6)

Review: Star Wars: Target Vader #1

Darth Vader has hunted many who have opposed him. Now, he’s being hunted be a hired band of bounty hunters.

Story: Robbie Thompson
Art: Marc Laming, Cris Bolson
Color: Neeraj Menon, Jordan Boyd, Andres Mossa, Federico Blee, Erick Arciniega
Letters: Clayton Cowles

Get your copy in comic shops now and! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Kindle & comiXology
TFAW

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Review: Star Wars: Target Vader #1

Star Wars: Target Vader #1

While we think of Star Wars mainly in its battles between Rebels and the Empire, it’s so much more. The world features so many genres within and some are used more than others. Star Wars: Target Vader #1 shifts from the space opera to more of a crime story focus.

Written by Robbie Thompson, Star Wars: Target Vader #1 has Vader and Palpatine attempting to stamp out a crime syndicate running guns for the Rebels. Business is good though, and the crime syndicate has a mission too. Hire bounty hunters to take out Vader first.

Thompson delivers the first issue as a complete set up of what’s to come. That includes a trope-filled part where we’re introduced to our bounty hunters. You can imagine the movie screen pausing as the bounty hunter’s name pops up and a voice, or lettering, takes you through what they’re known for. That all helps create a different pace than we’d normally expect for a Star Wars story. The beats feel more like a heist story than what we’ve seen in the past.

The personalities make the comic interesting. While the excitement is a bit muted, we get a taste of just how dysfunctional this group will be. It gets you interested in what’s to come.

The art by Marc Laming and Cris Bolson (and a load of colorists) is pretty solid. There’s a nice shift from the normal humans as far as characters and the bounty hunters are varied in style and look. It helps create a ragtag bunch. What’s also nice is there’s enough design at times that characters are familiar. An example is a Jedi hunting droid who will remind you of a past character. Even with similar attributes the character is unique. But, due to the familiarity there’s a built up expectation as far as what the character will be like.

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.

Story: Robbie Thompson Art: Marc Laming, Cris Bolson
Color: Neeraj Menon, Jordan Boyd, Andres Mossa, Federico Blee, Erick Arciniega
Letters: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Star Wars: Target Vader #1 (of 6)

Star Wars: Target Vader #1 (of 6)

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Marc Laming (CA) Nic Klein
Rated T
In Shops: Jul 03, 2019
SRP: $3.99

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.

Star Wars: Target Vader #1