Preview for new Darth Vader comic series shows Vader angry at his new master


Comicosity released the first preview pages from issue #1 of the new Darth Vader comic series. The new series takes place just after Revenge of the Sith.

I guess I always assumed that Darth Vader more or less placidly accepted the failure of his plans to save Padme. Based on what we see of them looking out at the Death Star at the end of Revenge of the Sith, it seemed Vader took his place as Palpatine’s apprentice quite readily.

Not so, however.

Darth Vader, Marvel’s second ongoing comic about the Sith lord, shows what happens to Vader after the events of Revenge of the Sith. And what happens right after those events, it turns out, isn’t pretty. In the first issue of the new comic, written by Charles Soule (Marvel’s Obi-Wan and Anakin, Lando) and illustrated by Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-Man), Vader has a bone to pick with his new master.

Check out the first few pages of Darth Vader #1 released by Comicosity below. The scene takes place right after Vader breaks free from his operating table in Revenge of the Sith.

Image credit: Marvel (via Comicosity)

Image credit: Marvel (via Comicosity)

Image credit: Marvel (via Comicosity)

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It makes sense, really. After everything Vader did in the name of keeping Padme safe, he should be angry that the man he trusted to help him in that endeavor basically tricked him. Now, Vader is in quite the trap. He can’t go back to the way things were after all the terrible things he did. The Jedi Order is destroyed, Padme is dead and his best friend thinks that the man Vader used to be is lost forever. No wonder Vader tells Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi, “It is too late for me, son.” As this new comic shows, it was too late a long time ago.

There are a lot of cool scenes like the one above to look forward to in the new comic. According to Marvel editor Jordan D. White, we can also expect moments like: “…the construction of Vader’s red lightsaber, the fallout of Order 66, the beginnings of the Inquisitor program, the rise of an Empire, and many more sinister moments never seen before!”

It all begins in Darth Vader #1. Pick it up on June 7, 2017, wherever comic books are sold.