"Coda" is a mini-comic that serves as an epilogue to Darth Vader (2015) 25, and was written by Star Wars: Darth Vader writer Kieron Gillen with artist Max Fiumara. The events of Coda overlap and continue off of Darth Vader (2015) 1.

Plot summary[]

Book IV
Long ago, a boy named Anakin Skywalker,
in a rage over the loss of his mother,
butchered a whole village of Tusken
Raiders. Soon after, he left Tatooine,
never to return.

Months ago, Darth Vader arrived for the
first time on Tatooine. While waiting for
two bounty hunters, he passed the time
by slaughtering a whole village of Tusken

Or so he thought....

During Darth Vader's visit to Tatooine following the Assault on Cymoon, the Sith Lord slaughters an entire village of Tusken Raiders. A survivor manages to hide in the dunes until nightfall. He builds a fire out of fallen branches.

Later that night, he is discovered by a different clan of Tusken Raiders who ride banthas. He shows the clan his village and later recounts his story to the Tusken clan's shaman. Later, the shaman recounts how the other Tusken village was massacred by a lightsaber wielding warrior who drew his powers from one of Tatooine's suns. He describes the attacked as a black armored warrior wielding a red lightsaber.

His story frightens the other Tusken clan, who bury the remains of the fallen villages. They then gather wood and debris to build a giant "wicker man" in the likeness of Darth Vader. The unfortunate survivor is tied to the "wicker man" which is set alight while the other Tuskens worship the Darth Vader "wicker man."


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Notes and references[]

  1. "Coda" takes place concurrently with Darth Vader (2015) 1, which takes place in between Darth Vader (2015) 4 and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates Darth Vader 4 and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope to 0 ABY, meaning that "Coda" takes place in the same year.