Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 1: The Chosen One, Part I is the first issue of the comic book series Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith. It was written by Charles Soule, illustrated by Giuseppe Camuncoli, and published on June 7, 2017 by Marvel Comics. The issue also includes the comic story "No Good Deed...," by Chris Eliopoulos and Jordie Bellaire.

Publisher's summaryEdit

The most fearsome villain of all time returns with an all-new series! When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and to the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that was once dear to him, the former chosen one must take his first steps into a darker world…as Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith![1]

Plot summaryEdit

Part I
The Clone Wars are over. The Jedi are defeated.
Palpatine has become Emperor, finally in position to
bend the galaxy to his will through the power of the

Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker has fallen to the dark
side of the Force. Swayed by Palpatine's promise to
help prevent the death of his pregnant wife, Padmé,
Skywalker betrayed the Jedi and became the Sith Lord
Darth Vader. Defeated by his old friend and former
master Obi-Wan Kenobi, Vader was left to die on the
volcanic planet Mustafar.

Retrieved by Palpatine, and placed into a suit of
cybernetic armor to preserve his life, Vader awakens to
learn that wife has died. Now, for Darth Vader, there
is only rage, pain, and the new Galactic Empire....


Yoda's lightsaber is stated to have been destroyed during the celebration of the eradication of the Jedi Order. However, the 2016 reference book Star Wars: Complete Locations depicted the lightsaber as being present in Yoda's Hut by the time of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.[2] When asked about this, Charles Soule mused that perhaps Yoda built a new one, that he had more than one or that Darth Sidious built a fake to make a point.[3] Lucasfilm Story Group's Matt Martin then clarified that they are aware of that but that it isn't an error as Yoda likely had more than a few lightsabers during his lifetime.[4]



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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 MarvelLogo Darth Vader (2017) #1 on Marvel Comics' official website (backup link)
  2. Star Wars: Complete Locations
  3. TwitterLogo @CharlesSoule (Charles Soule) on Twitter "He built a new one. Or he had more than one. Or Palpatine made up a fake one to make a point. Y'know? Errors, seek not. Stories, enjoy you should!"
  4. TwitterLogo @missingwords (Matt Martin) on Twitter "Yup we were aware of that. It’s not an error though, it was clear from RotS that he didn’t leave Coruscant with that saber. A 900 year old Jedi has probably had more than a few sabers in his life."

External linksEdit

Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith
The Chosen One: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
The Dying Light: 7 · 8 · 9 · 10
The Rule of Five: 11 · 12
Burning Seas: 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17
Bad Ground: 18
Fortress Vader: 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25
Trade paperbacks
1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Annual 2 · Hardcover 1
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