"It's all been building to this. From the very beginning of the series, this was always going to be the big huge arc we were building to, which is where does he get that castle?"
―Charles Soule[src]

Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 23 is the twenty-third issue of the canon comic book series Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith. The issue was written by Charles Soule, illustrated by Giuseppe Camuncoli, and published on November 14, 2018 by Marvel Comics.

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"FORTRESS VADER" - PART 5 Darkness rises above MUSTAFAR as the brutal designs of LORD MOMIN begin to take shape. But the planet's inhabitants cannot take this desecration lightly, and shape plans of their own.

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Part V
Emperor Palpatine has granted Darth Vader a planet to
do with what he will — and Vader has chosen Mustafar,
a world ripe with dark side energies he wishes to
harness for himself.

But Palpatine's other gift, the Mask of Lord Momin,
has revealed the terrifying power to possess others and
replace its host's life force with that of its long-dead
Sith master

Momin's spirit has offered its unique and formidable
expertise in helping Vader construct the perfect
fortress in which to channel Mustafar's dark side
energies and open a portal through the Force. A
gateway, Momin says, which could even reunite Vader
with his deceased wife, Padmé Amidala....

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  1. 1.0 1.1 MarvelLogo.svg Darth Vader (2017) #23 on Marvel Comics' official website (backup link)
  2. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary states that Fortress Vader was completed forty-six years before the Starkiller Incident, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 34 ABY. Therefore, the fortress's construction, as well as the Battle of Fortress Vader that ensued, must have happened in 12 BBY.

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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
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Darth Vader (2015) · Darth Vader (2020)
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