Can’t get enough of the dark lord of the Sith? Marvel has announced something that should help quench that thirst – a new Darth Vader ongoing comic series from established writer Charles Soule. Scheduled to arrive later this year in June, Lucasfilm’s dandy Dan Brooks spent some time chatting with Soule on the direction this new series will be taking (we’ll find out how Vader constructed his iconic red lightsaber among other things) and where it is set in the official Star Wars timeline. Check out the intro below and then take the source link for the full interview.
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.