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Darth Vader 4 is the fourth issue of the canon comic cook series Star Wars: Darth Vader. It was written by Greg Pak, illustrated by Raffaele Ienco, and published by Marvel Comics on August 12, 2020. The issue features the story "Dark Heart of the Sith Part IV," in which the Amidalans spring their trap against Darth Vader.

Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]

WHO HUNTS THE HUNTER? DARTH VADER continues his terrifying quest for vengeance against everyone who hid the existence of his son from him. But on NABOO, the DARK LORD OF THE SITH faces a deadly new challenge as his focus turns from LUKE to PADMÉ, the wife of the man Vader used to be. And what secrets lie in the tomb of PADMÉ AMIDALA?

Plot summary[edit | edit source]

DARK HEART OF THE SITH
Part IV
Darth Vader revealed the truth: He is Luke
Skywalker's father. But Luke refused Vader's
call to the dark side of the Force and escaped.

Enraged, Vader has taken a squad of death
troopers and the Imperial forensics droid,
ZED-6-7, on a quest of revenge against everyone
who hid Luke from him. Vader's new ally—Queen
Amidala's former handmaiden Sabé—has sworn
a vengeance of her own kind against her queen's
killers.

But Sabé has betrayed Darth Vader. She
believes the Dark Lord to be Padmé's murderer
and now springs her deadly trap....

Development[edit | edit source]

Darth Vader 4 was initially solicited for a May 20, 2020 release,[3] but it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 MarvelLogo.svg Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020) #4 on Marvel Comics' official website (backup link)
  2. The events of Darth Vader 4 take place shortly after the events of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. Since Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back to 3 ABY, the events of Darth Vader 4 must also take place around that year.
  3. Marvel Comics MAY 2020 Solicitations. Newsarama. Newsarama (2020-02-20). Archived from the original on February 20, 2020. Retrieved on February 20, 2020.
  4. Arrant, Chris (2020-03-31). MARVEL Not Releasing Any New Titles This Week Print or Digitally, But May Change in Future. Newsarama. Newsarama. Archived from the original on March 31, 2020. Retrieved on March 31, 2020.

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Star Wars: Darth Vader
Dark Heart of the Sith: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Into the Fire: 6 · 7 · 8 · 9
Trade paperbacks
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Related media
Darth Vader (2015)
Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith
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