If you were one of the people saddened by the last Darth Vader comic run’s end, then prepared to be happy again! StarWars.com has just announced a brand new ongoing Darth Vader comic from Marvel! The new book will be written by the talented Mr. Charles Soule, and will take place after the events of Revenge of the Sith.
Following the events of Revenge of the Sith, who is Darth Vader? The Jedi Order is gone, his wife is gone, and, as far as he knows, their one unborn child with her. He has embraced the dark side and suffered for it, now half-machine and trapped in armor that keeps him alive and hides his charred body. Yet he is a Sith Lord, and his master rules the galaxy. So who is he really, what does he want, and what does he do next?
We’re finally going to get the answers to all those questions. Marvel announced today a new Darth Vader ongoing series, coming in June, from writer Charles Soule and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli that will chronicle the former Anakin Skywalker’s first days as Darth Vader. The story picks up immediately after Revenge of the Sith and promises to shed light on some of Vader’s early acts and forays into the dark side, including how he built his red-bladed lightsaber, hunting down surviving Jedi, and more. StarWars.com caught up with Soule, already an acclaimed Star Wars scribe thanks to his excellent work on Marvel’s Poe Dameron, Obi-Wan & Anakin, and Lando, to talk about his plans for the rise of an agent of evil.
Check out the source link at the bottom for a nice interview with Charles Soule about the upcoming book. You can also take a look at the cover for Darth Vader issue #1 below. Look for the book to hit stores in June, and stay tuned for Marvel’s June solicitations soon!
Updated with the official press release:
New York, NY—March 13, 2017 — The most fearsome villain in the entire galaxy returns for an all-new series! Today, Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfilm Ltd. are pleased to announce a new beginning for one of the most popular Star Wars™ comic book series! This June, prepare for DARTH VADER #1 – the all-new ongoing series coming to a comic shop near you! Superstar writer Charles Soule (Poe Dameron, Astonishing X-Men) will team with chartbusting artist Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-Man) to chronicle the epic rise of one of the greatest villains in all of fiction!
“I’m so excited that we get to tell more stories about the best villain of all time…and this time, we get to show his very first steps into the Dark Side,” said series editor, Jordan D. White. “I was blown away by some of the stuff we plan to show in this series…and I think readers will be, too—from hardcore Star Wars fanatics to those who want to see more of that deadly threat from the end of Rogue One. Charles has an evil streak in him that readers might have seen whenever he’s written Palpatine in the past. Now, that comes front and center.”
When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and to the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that he once held dear, the one who was prophesized to bring balance to the Force instead chose a darker path. Now, in a story set directly after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, he must take his first steps into a darker world as…Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith!
Witness iconic moments in the Star Wars galaxy through the lens of one of its most famous characters! The construction of Vader’s red lightsaber, the fallout of Order 66, the beginnings of the Inquisitor program, and the rise of an Empire. Join Vader as he learns a new way. The way of Darth Sidious…the way of the dark side.
This June, the Marvel’s smash-hit Star Wars comics venture to a new era of a galaxy far, far away! Take a walk on the dark side as Soule & Camuncoli bring you the must read DARTH VADER #1 – available wherever comics are sold this June!
DARTH VADER #1
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
On Sale in June!