Darth Vader (2017) #24 Review

by NumidianPrime on November 28, 2018

Writer: Charles Soule

Artists: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Daniele Orlandini, David Curiel

Letterer: Joe Caramagna

Publisher: Marvel

Charles Soule’s Darth Vader run is only one issue away from its close, and it has been a great one. It’s been one of my favorites since the first issue and while it might not be my favorite series right now (the other ongoings are starting to pick up), I’ve still been really enjoying this final arc so far.

This issue continues from the last one: Momin and Vader have successfully opened the portal underneath the castle but before Vader can use it, he’s called away to fight the attacking Mustafarians. Momin uses this opportunity to use the portal to reclaim his body while Vader is distracted. It’s hard to talk about this issue without spoilers so I recommend not reading on if you intend to read the issue soon.

Vader’s fight with the Mustafarians was exciting and brutal, we got to see some prime Vader power. It’s also nice after this issue to look back on last month’s Tales from Vader’s Castle #5 from IDW, which had a flashback to another group of Mustafarians attacking the castle in what is clearly revenge for the devastation that occurred here.

The subsequent fight with Momin was nice, Momin’s speech was appropriately menacing and gave us more insight to his philosophies. The issue didn’t really explain anything about the nature of the portal or how Momin retrieved his body but I expect that to be addressed in the next issue.

Camuncoli’s art is still solid in my opinion, I think it fits the series well. Overall, it was a pretty solid issue. Despite Momin’s death, it doesn’t feel like too much was advanced or answered. I’m still looking forward to the big finale, though I’m slightly concerned because I didn’t think the ending to Soule’s other ongoing, Poe Dameron, was as satisfying as it could have been. No matter what, I’m still hyped for Soule’s next projects, which he seems to be especially excited about.

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