Darth Vader 3: Vader, Part III is the third issue of the Marvel comic book series Star Wars: Darth Vader and the third of six issues in the series' first story arc. The comic, written by Kieron Gillen with art by Salvador Larroca,[1] was released on March 25, 2015.[2]

The issue sees Darth Vader continuing his mission to learn more about Luke Skywalker and the Emperor's mysterious agent. With his ability to command the Imperial Military taken away in the wake of the Battle of Yavin and the Rebel assault on Cymoon 1, Vader enlists the help of droid specialist Aphra in order to create a private army of battle droids.

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Book I, Part III
Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Empire.
After the destruction of THE DEATH STAR,
the disgraced Sith Lord, DARTH VADER,
has been demoted by his Master only to
have his control be taken by Grand
General Tagge. And when Vader
discovered that a mole has been leaking
information to pirate raiders, it was made
clear to him that no person can be

Unknown to Emperor Palpatine and
Tagge, however, Vader is also quietly
pursuing his own interests: the
mysterious Force-strong pilot who
destroyed the Death Star and the identity
of the stranger who is conspiring with the

But for this he will need his own personal,
secret forces....


Darth Vader: Doctor Aphra 1, a promotional one-shot comic book released for Halloween ComicFest 2016, reprinted the story from Darth Vader 3.


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Notes and referencesEdit

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Marvel Comics Full MARCH 2015 SOLICITATIONS. Newsarama (December 16, 2014). Retrieved on December 16, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Darth Vader #3. Retrieved on February 1, 2015.
  3. Marvel Star Wars April 2015 Solicitations. Geekgusher (January 19, 2015). Retrieved on January 19, 2015.
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