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Darth Vader 12 is the twelfth issue of the canon comic book series Star Wars: Darth Vader. It was written by Greg Pak, illustrated by Guiu Vilanova and Dean White, and published by Marvel Comics on May 26, 2021. It features the prelude story "Into the Trap," which leads into the Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters crossover event.

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PRELUDE TO WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS: "RESTORATION" Returned to the fold after his rebellion against the EMPEROR, DARTH VADER faces the horrors of reconstruction in the secret laboratories of CORUSCANT. As he blacks out under the knife, does he still dream of revenge against his master? Or do his thoughts drift towards his son – and the friends who make LUKE SKYWALKER so vulnerable? Don't miss this next critical new chapter in Vader's ongoing evolution – featuring the revelation of the first time the Dark Lord learned the name HAN SOLO!

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WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS
PRELUDE: Into the Trap
Emperor Palpatine finally revealed to
Darth Vader a mere glimpse of his power
on Exegol.

It was enough to make Vader kneel before
his master once more.

Darth Vader is beginning to understand
the full scope and might of the Emperor's
plans for the galaxy. Now Vader's own
plans must also change….

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  1. 1.0 1.1 MarvelLogo.svg Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020) #12 on Marvel Comics' official website (backup link)
  2. The events of Darth Vader 12 take place after the Escape from Cloud City and before the Rescue of Han Solo, which are dated to 3 ABY and 4 ABY, respectively, by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Therefore, the events of Darth Vader 12 must take place in one of those years.

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