One of pop culture’s ultimate villains is getting a new lease on life as the lead in a brand new solo comic series. Announced earlier this week, Marvel and Lucasfilm Ltd. will launch Darth Vader in June.
“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.”
Writer Charles Soule (Poe Dameron, Astonishing X-Men) and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-Man) will chronicle the rise of the greatest villain in the galaxy. Darth Vader will allow the audience to witness iconic moments in the Star Wars universe from the point of view of Vader, including the construction of his new red lightsaber, the fallout from Order 66, the beginnings of the Inquisitor program, and the rise of the Empire.
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!
What do you guys think of this news? Are you excited to learn more about the man who is quite possibly the worst father in the universe? What other Star Wars characters would you like to see get their own series?
Author: Jamie Sugah
Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.
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