Published on February 16th, 2023 | by Tim Chuma
Star Wars: Hidden Empire #3 Review (2022)
Summary: Such a mess it makes you wonder why they bothered. Go watch ANDOR again.
Darth Vader turns up to clean house only to be confronted by the Oprhans for their final showdown. Darth Vader does the whole “why are you so obsessed with me” thing by saying they have been training their whole life but nothing has affected him in the slightest. Life expectancy of anyone who takes a swing at Darth Vader is pretty low unless he has a specific use for someone like Valance and the Padme’s handmaiden.
Narratively this is a mess and I don’t care about these people at all. Why should I care they are throwing their life away to try and take on Darth Vader? Bounty Hunters at least seems like it is going to end decisively but this seems to be dragging it out for no real reason.
I am struggling to recommend this series unless you absolutely have to see everything Darth Vader is in for some reason. They ran the Darth Vader series into the ground when they went to Exegol and this is not that much better.
Writer: Charles Soule
Penciler: Steven Cummings
Cover Artist: Paulo Siqueira
Published: February 08, 2023