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"The book begins one second after the end of Revenge of the Sith. Darth Vader is in the armored suit that we see throughout the rest of his life, most of his life. He is just awakening to that moment and that realization. So he has shouted No! in the way we see in the film, and then it picks up immediately after that point. So we see him adjusting to that. We see him learning to be more machine than man. We see him going through some really, really cool early moments of his early mythology and history.'"
―Charles Soule[src]

Star Wars: Darth Vader, alternatively titled Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith, is a canonical comic book series written by Charles Soule, with art from Giuseppe Camuncoli, that was published by Marvel Comics on June 7, 2017 as a second volume of the 2015 series of the same name. On December 18, 2018, the series ended with its 25th issue.

Beginning during the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith directly after Darth Vader discovers that his wife, Padmé Amidala, has died, the series chronicles Vader going on various missions across the galaxy, all the while hunting the few surviving Jedi alongside his band of dark side apprentices known as the Inquisitorius.

The series, along with the original 2015 comic line, eventually received a relaunch in the form of the 2020 Darth Vader comic series, which focuses on Vader's adventures in between the events of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.

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Collected (TPB) issue Released issue Future issue Story arc
Issue Title Publication date Trade paperback Hardcover Omnibus
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Vol. 1 —
Imperial Machine

December 5, 2017[4]
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Vol. 1
October 23, 2018[5]
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Omnibus
December 7, 2021[6]
1 The Chosen One, Part I June 7, 2017[1]
2 The Chosen One, Part II June 21, 2017[1]
3 The Chosen One, Part III July 12, 2017[7]
4 The Chosen One, Part IV August 2, 2017[8]
5 The Chosen One, Part V September 6, 2017[4]
6 The Chosen One, Part VI October 4, 2017[9]
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Vol. 2 —
Legacy's End

April 24, 2018[10]
7 The Dying Light, Part I November 1, 2017[11]
8 The Dying Light, Part II November 15, 2017[11]
9 The Dying Light, Part III December 6, 2017[12]
10 The Dying Light, Part IV January 10, 2018[13]
The Rule of Five
11 The Rule of Five, Part I February 14, 2018[14]
12 The Rule of Five, Part II February 28, 2018[14]
Burning Seas DarthVader-DLOTS-Vol3-TheBurningSeas.jpg
Vol. 3 —
The Burning Seas

September 11, 2018[15]
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Vol. 2
August 25, 2020[16]
13 Burning Seas, Part I March 14, 2018[17]
14 Burning Seas, Part II April 11, 2018[18]
15 Burning Seas, Part III April 25, 2018[18]
16 Burning Seas, Part IV May 9, 2018[19]
17 Burning Seas, Part V June 13, 2018[20]
18 Bad Ground July 11, 2018
A2 Darth Vader Annual 2 July 18, 2018[21]
Fortress Vader DarthVader-DLOTS-Vol4-FortressVader.jpg
Vol. 4 —
Fortress Vader

January 15, 2019[22]
19 Fortress Vader, Part I August 8, 2018[23]
20 Fortress Vader, Part II August 22, 2018[23]
21 Fortress Vader, Part III September 12, 2018[24]
22 Fortress Vader, Part IV October 17, 2018[25]
23 Fortress Vader, Part V[26] November 14, 2018[27]
24 Fortress Vader, Part VI[26] November 28, 2018[27]
25 Fortress Vader, Part VII[26] December 19, 2018[28]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Yehl, Joshua: Origin of Darth Vader's Lightsaber to Be Revealed in New Comic (2017-03-10). IGN. Archived from the original on December 16, 2019.
  2. StarWars.com NYCC 2018: Alphabet Squadron Revealed and More from the Lucasfilm Publishing Panel on StarWars.com (backup link)
  3. Darth Vader (2017) 1 begins during the ending of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, which is set in 19 BBY, so we can assume that the series takes place during that year from the first issue until Darth Vader (2017) 12, as Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition states that the Invasion of Mon Cala, which starts Darth Vader (2017) 13, takes place in 18 BBY. From Darth Vader (2017) 23 onwards, the last issues of the series revolve around the construction of Fortress Vader, which is stated by Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary to take place forty-six years before the Starkiller Incident, thus setting it in 12 BBY.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Amazon favicon.png Star Wars: Darth Vader - Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 1: Imperial Machine on Amazon.com (backup link)
  5. Amazon favicon.png Star Wars: Darth Vader - Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 1 (Star Wars: Darth Vader - Dark Lord of the Sith HC) on Amazon.com (backup link)
  6. Brooke, David: June 2021 Marvel Comics solicitations: Hellfire Gala, Predator #1 and more (2021-03-18). AIPT Comics. Archived from the original.
  7. MARVEL COMICS FULL JULY 2017 Solicitations (2017-04-19). newsarama.com. Newsarama. Archived from the original on June 5, 2019.
  8. MARVEL COMICS FULL August 2017 Solicitations (2017-05-23). newsarama.com. Newsarama. Archived from the original on March 26, 2020.
  9. MARVEL COMICS FULL October 2017 Solicitations (2017-07-18). newsarama.com. Newsarama. Archived from the original on June 5, 2019.
  10. Amazon favicon.png Star Wars: Darth Vader - Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 2: Legacy's End (Star Wars: Darth Vader - Dark Lord of the Sith (2017)) on Amazon.com (backup link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Marvel Comics NOVEMBER 2017 SOLICITATIONS (2017-08-22). newsarama.com. Newsarama. Archived from the original on June 17, 2019.
  12. Marvel Comics December 2017 Early Solicitations (2017-09-13). desuarchive.org. Archived from the original on November 19, 2017.
  13. Marvel Comics January 2018 Solicitations (2017-10-17). newsarama.com. Newsarama. Archived from the original on June 19, 2019.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Marvel Comics February 2018 Solicitations (2017-11-21). newsarama.com. Newsarama. (backup link not available)
  15. Amazon favicon.png Star Wars: Darth Vader - Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 3: The Burning Seas (Star Wars: Darth Vader - Dark Lord of the Sith (2017)) on Amazon.com (backup link)
  16. Amazon favicon.png Star Wars: Darth Vader - Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 2 on Amazon.com (backup link)
  17. Marvel Comics March 2018 Solicitations (2017-12-19). newsarama.com. Newsarama. Archived from the original on May 29, 2020.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Marvel Comics April 2018 Solicitations (2018-01-23). newsarama.com. Newsarama. Archived from the original on October 28, 2019.
  19. Marvel Comics May 2018 Solicitations (2018-02-22). newsarama.com. Newsarama. Archived from the original on May 12, 2019.
  20. Marvel Comics June 2018 Solicitations (2018-03-20). newsarama.com. Newsarama. Archived from the original on May 15, 2019.
  21. MarvelLogo.svg Darth Vader Annual (2015) #2 on Marvel Comics' official website (backup link)
  22. Amazon favicon.png Star Wars: Darth Vader - Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 4: Fortress Vader on Amazon.com (backup link)
  23. 23.0 23.1 Marvel Comics August 2018 Solicitations (2018-05-22). newsarama.com. Newsarama. Archived from the original on July 10, 2018.
  24. Marvel Comics September 2018 Solicitations (2018-06-19). newsarama.com. Newsarama. (backup link not available)
  25. Marvel Comics October 2018 Solicitations (2018-07-24). newsarama.com. Newsarama. Archived from the original on August 8, 2018.
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 TwitterLogo.svg Bryan Young (@swankmotron) on Twitter: ".@CharlesSoule is taking Vader to his castle. 7 part story called Fortress Vader" (backup link)
  27. 27.0 27.1 Marvel Comics November 2018 Solicitations (2018-08-21). newsarama.com. Newsarama. Archived from the original on October 13, 2018.
  28. Marvel Comics December 2018 Solicitations (2018-09-18). newsarama.com. Newsarama. Archived from the original on November 4, 2019.

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