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Star Wars: Darth Vader is an ongoing Star Wars comic book series written by Greg Pak. The series is published by Marvel Comics beginning in February 2020, and features Darth Vader, and take place between the events of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.[1] According to Pak, the series will explore Darth Vader's past in ways that will cause "heads to explode".[2] On April 1, 2020, Marvel Comics was forced to stall their publishing line due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3] Eventually, Marvel announced they would resume their publishing line on May 27, 2020, but did not mention a new release date for any of this series' postponed issues.[4] The third issue of the series was eventually resolicited for July 29, 2020 on May 19, 2020.[5]

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Color code key:
Collected (TPB) issue Released issue Future issue Story arc
Issue Title Publication date Trade paperback Omnibus
EA1 "In Service to the Empire" December 18, 2019
Dark Heart of the Sith Darth Vader Vol 1 Dark Heart of the Sith final cover.jpg
Vol. 1 —
Dark Heart of the Sith

November 24, 2020[6]
1 Darth Vader (2020) 1 February 5, 2020[7]
2 Darth Vader (2020) 2 March 11, 2020[8]
3 Darth Vader (2020) 3 July 29, 2020[5]
4 Darth Vader (2020) 4 August 12, 2020[9]
5 Darth Vader (2020) 5 September 16, 2020[10]
Into the Fire Star Wars Darth Vader Vol 2 Into the Fire final cover.jpg
Vol. 2 —
Into the Fire

June 22, 2021[11]
6 Darth Vader (2020) 6 October 14, 2020[12]
7 Darth Vader (2020) 7 November 11, 2020[13]
8 Darth Vader (2020) 8 December 16, 2020[14]
9 Darth Vader (2020) 9 January 13, 2021[15]
10 Darth Vader (2020) 10 February 10, 2021[16]
11 Darth Vader (2020) 11 April 28, 2021[17]
War of the Bounty Hunters Star Wars Darth Vader Vol 3 War of the Bounty Hunters final cover.jpg
Vol. 3 —
War of the
Bounty Hunters

December 21, 2021[18]
War of the Bounty Hunters 1 unlettered cover.jpg
War of the Bounty Hunters Omnibus
November 1, 2022[19]
12 Darth Vader (2020) 12 May 26, 2021[20]
13 Darth Vader (2020) 13 June 23, 2021[21]
14 Darth Vader (2020) 14 July 21, 2021[22]
15 Darth Vader (2020) 15 August 25, 2021[23]
16 Darth Vader (2020) 16 September 15, 2021[24]
17 Darth Vader (2020) 17 October 27, 2021[25]
Crimson Reign DarthVader2020-20.jpg
Vol. 4 — Crimson Reign
October 18, 2022[26]
18 Darth Vader (2020) 18 December 1, 2021[27]
19 Darth Vader (2020) 19 December 22, 2021[28]
20 Darth Vader (2020) 20 February 9, 2022[29]
21 Darth Vader (2020) 21 March 23, 2022[30]
22 Darth Vader (2020) 22 April 13, 2022[31]
23 Darth Vader (2020) 23 June 1, 2022[32] DarthVader2020-23-textless.jpg
Vol. 5 — The Shadow's Shadow
January 10, 2023[33]
24 Darth Vader (2020) 24 June 29, 2022[34]
25 Darth Vader (2020) 25 July 20, 2022[35]
26 Darth Vader (2020) 26 August 24, 2022[36]
27 Darth Vader (2020) 27 September 21, 2022[37]
28 Darth Vader (2020) 28 TBA[33]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 MarvelLogo.svg NYCC 2019: Coming Next Year, 'Star Wars' #1 and 'Darth Vader' #1 on Marvel Comics' official website (backup link)
  2. TwitterLogo.svg @TheSWU (@TheSWU) on Twitter: "Pak says the new series will explore Vader's past in ways that will cause "heads to explode" #NYCC #StarWars" (backup link)
  3. MARVEL Not Releasing Any New Titles This Week Print or Digitally, But May Change in Future (2020-03-31). Newsarama.com. Archived from the original on March 31, 2020.
  4. MARVEL To Resume New Comics Releases May 27, Announce Schedule Through July 8 (2020-05-01). Newsarama.com. Archived from the original on May 1, 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Exclusive Announcement: New Marvel Comics Coming in July 2020 (2020-05-19). Marvel.com. Archived from the original on May 19, 2020.
  6. Star Wars: Darth Vader by Greg Pak Vol. 1: Dark Heart Of The Sith. comixology.com. Comixology. Archived from the original.
  7. MARVEL COMICS February 2020 Solicitations (2019-11-21). Newsarama.com. Archived from the original on December 21, 2019.
  8. MARVEL COMICS March 2020 Solicitations (2019-12-19). Newsarama.com. Archived from the original on March 13, 2020.
  9. MARVEL COMICS AUGUST 2020 Solicitations (2020-05-21). Newsarama.com. Archived from the original on May 29, 2020.
  10. Marvel Comics' September 2020 comic book solicitations and covers (2020-06-19). GamesRadar+. Archived from the original on June 19, 2020.
  11. Amazon favicon.png Star Wars: Darth Vader by Greg Pak Vol. 2 on Amazon.com (backup link)
  12. Marvel Comics' October 2020 comic book solicitations and covers (2020-07-23). GamesRadar+. Archived from the original.
  13. Marvel Comics' November 2020 comic book solicitations and covers revealed (2020-08-20). GamesRadar+. Archived from the original on August 20, 2020.
  14. Marvel Comics' December 2020 comic book solicitations and covers revealed (2020-09-17). GamesRadar+. Archived from the original on September 17, 2020.
  15. Marvel Comics January 2021 solicitations and covers revealed (2020-10-22). GamesRadar.com. Archived from the original on October 22, 2020.
  16. Marvel Comics February 2021 solicitations and covers revealed (2020-11-19). GamesRadar.com. Archived from the original on November 19, 2020.
  17. Marvel Comics April 2021 solicitations and covers revealed (2020-01-21). GamesRadar.com. Archived from the original on January 21, 2021.
  18. Hachette-logo.png Star Wars: Darth Vader By Greg Pak Vol. 3 on the official Hachette Book Group Business Portal website (content now obsolete; backup link)
  19. Amazon favicon.png Star Wars: War Of The Bounty Hunters Omnibus on Amazon.com (backup link)
  20. MarvelLogo.svg Boba Fett Ignites the 'War of the Bounty Hunters' on Marvel Comics' official website (backup link)
  21. StarWars.com A General, a Jedi, and a Wookiee Plot a Rescue as War of the Bounty Hunters Begins and More From Marvel's June 2021 Star Wars Comics – Exclusive Preview on StarWars.com (backup link)
  22. StarWars.com Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Variant Covers Revealed – Updated on StarWars.com (backup link)
  23. Upcoming August 2021 Marvel Comics revealed: FF celebrates 60 years and Black Panther relaunches. Newsarama. Archived from the original on May 21, 2021.
  24. Upcoming September 2021 Marvel Comics revealed. Newsarama. Archived from the original on June 24, 2021.
  25. PreviewsWorldLogo.jpg STAR WARS DARTH VADER #17 WOBH on the official Previews World website (backup link)
  26. Amazon favicon.png Star Wars: Darth Vader By Greg Pak Vol. 4 on Amazon.com (backup link)
  27. PreviewsWorldLogo.jpg STAR WARS DARTH VADER #18 WOBH on the official Previews World website (backup link)
  28. Comixology Logo.png Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020-) #19 on the official comiXology website (backup link)
  29. February 2022 Marvel Comics revealed. Newsarama. Archived from the original on November 18, 2021.
  30. Marvel Comics March 2022 comics revealed. Newsarama. Archived from the original on December 22, 2021.
  31. MarvelLogo.svg Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020) #22 on Marvel Comics' official website (backup link)
  32. Star Wars: Darth Vader 23. Penguin Random House Comics. Archived from the original on April 16, 2022.
  33. 33.0 33.1 Amazon favicon.png Star Wars: Darth Vader By Greg Pak Vol. 5 on Amazon.com (backup link)
  34. STAR WARS: DARTH VADER 23. Penguin Random House Comics. Archived from the original on June 5, 2022.
  35. Marvel's new July 2022 comics and covers revealed. Newsarama. Archived from the original on April 21, 2022.
  36. STAR WARS: DARTH VADER 26. Penguin Random House Comics. Archived from the original on May 20, 2022.
  37. All of Marvel's new September 2022 comics and covers revealed. Newsarama. Archived from the original on June 16, 2022.

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