Darth Vader is getting a brand new title from Marvel Comics. This one picks up his story from the end of The Empire Strikes Back.
Father and son
There are few moments in the entire Star Wars saga (if any) as big as this one. The big reveal in Empire Series Back is what I’m referring to of course. Few fans were ready for that “I am your father” moment, and it changed the saga considerably. Marvel Comics is set to explore the fallout of this reveal in its current generation of Star Wars comics.
If you’re unaware, the publisher has officially left the Episode IV time period in the dust. It is now firmly ensconced in the “Empire” timeframe. That opens ups few new avenues of story telling, including just what happened post-revelation.
From the looks of it, that means a heck of a lot of Darth Vader. Plus, a time that really hasn’t been detailed too well before. That’s a strange thing to say about the original trilogy, but I think it’s accurate.
Ready for a new quest for the Dark Lord of the Sith?
Arriving next month, the series picks up in the aftermath of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back as a new mission for the fallen Jedi unfolds. In this brand-new story, Darth Vader will have to confront his tragic past as he digs for information on his son, Luke Skywalker! Head over to StarWars.com now to see the stirring preview and check out how Mike Del Mundo perfectly blends Darth Vader’s past and present in his stunning variant cover below.
“The new DARTH VADER series explores some very important events from Anakin Skywalker’s past and shows a side of the Dark Lord we’ve never seen before,” promises Editor Mark Paniccia. “We’ll be uncovering secrets right along with him including a last-page shocker that’s guaranteed to have Star Wars fans talking.”
Marvel Comics press release
Darth Vader #1 hits stores and the Marvel Comics app on February 5th.
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