Marvel Comics Darth Vader: Upcoming story-arc shows origins of Vader’s castle


The upcoming Star Wars Marvel Comics Darth Vader story arc will show the castle of the Sith Lord built from the ground up.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was a film able to stand on its own two feet, even without the presence of Darth Vader looming in the shadows throughout the film — which was an added-bonus and fantastic fan service, that fit the story at hand.

Darth Vader was only in the movie for mere minutes, but they made every minute count. The most memorable scene was undoubtedly the conclusion of Rogue One when Darth Vader mowed down an entire group of Rebel scum.

In case it’s been a while, here’s a reminder of the pure-awesome of Darth Vader.

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As incredible and breathtaking as that was, there was another moment which is often overlooked, yet just as spectacular.

After Director Krennic’s failure on the planet Eadu, he’s summoned to Darth Vader to account for a great many things.

When the planet Mustafar popped up on screen, I literally gasped, then yelled in the theatre. What a payoff for the hardcore Star Wars fans!

It was then where we’re treated to the first view of Darth Vader’s personal retreat, where he experienced his greatest defeat nearly two decades before at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The Lucasfilm story group pays excellent attention to detail, with the new Star Wars canon all interconnected and in harmony — Darth Vader’s castle being no different.

In an upcoming Marvel Comics story arc, we will see how (and indeed why) Darth Vader’s gifted this amazing hidden fortress — on a planet filled with ghosts and the power of the Dark Side.

“Fortress Vader” is the upcoming story arc of the forthcoming Star Wars Marvel Comics Darth Vader run, which has been spectacular.

The idea for this place of refuge for Darth Vader is nothing new, with the concept manifesting many (Endor) moons ago. Ralph McQuarrie sketched the early inspiration Darth Vader’s fortress decades ago, which Doug Chiang(VP and Creative Director at Lucasfilm) revealed in early 2017 on the Star Wars Show. 

In a nice touch, Darth Vader’s symbol’s intentionally put into the scene shown in Rogue One, providing fans with even more service.

Chiang also revealed that Darth Vader’s castle is all thought and mapped out. It exists within the Star Wars canon; we just haven’t seen it — until now. I don’t know about you, but nerd chills are running down my spine just thinking about the possibilities of this story.

And now, I won’t have to imagine much longer, with it coming to life shortly.

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You can order all the Darth Vader issues, through the Marvel Star Wars website.

The Marvel Comics Darth Vader series continues to deliver the goods!