For other uses, see Star Wars: Darth Vader.

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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Collected (TPB) issue Released issue Future issue Story arc
Issue Title Publication date Trade paperback
Dark Heart of the Sith
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Vol. 1 —
Dark Heart of the Sith

November 24, 2020[6]
1 "Dark Heart of the Sith, Part I" February 5, 2020[7]
2 "Dark Heart of the Sith, Part II" March 11, 2020[8]
3 "Dark Heart of the Sith, Part III" July 29, 2020[5]
4 "Dark Heart of the Sith, Part IV" August 12, 2020[9]
5 "Dark Heart of the Sith, Part V" September 16, 2020[10]
Into the Fire
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Vol. 2 —
Into the Fire

June 22, 2021[11]
6 "Into the Fire, Part I: The Punishment" October 14, 2020[12]
7 "Into the Fire, Part II: The Assassin" November 11, 2020[13]
8 "Into the Fire, Part III: The Eye" December 16, 2020[14]
9 "Into the Fire, Part IV: The Assassin Returns" January 13, 2021[15]
10 "Into the Fire, Part V: The Red Horror" February 10, 2021[16]
11 "Into the Fire, Part VI: Exegol" April 28, 2021[17]
War of the Bounty Hunters
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Vol. 3
November 9, 2021[18]
12 "Into the Trap" May 26, 2021[19]
13 "Sound of Metal" June 23, 2021[20]
14 "The Blade Behind the Curtain" July 14, 2021[21]
15 Darth Vader 15 August 2021[22]
16 Darth Vader 16 September 2021[22]
17 Darth Vader 17 October 2021[22]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  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. Newsarama.com (2020-03-31). Archived from the original on March 31, 2020.
  4. MARVEL To Resume New Comics Releases May 27, Announce Schedule Through July 8. Newsarama.com (2020-05-01). Archived from the original on May 1, 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Exclusive Announcement: New Marvel Comics Coming in July 2020. Marvel.com (2020-05-19). Archived from the original on May 19, 2020.
  6. Star Wars: Darth Vader by Greg Pak Vol. 1: Dark Heart Of The Sith. Comixology. Archived from the original on November 7, 2020. Retrieved on November 7, 2020.
  7. MARVEL COMICS February 2020 Solicitations. Newsarama.com (2019-11-21). Archived from the original on December 21, 2019.
  8. MARVEL COMICS March 2020 Solicitations. Newsarama.com (2019-12-19). Archived from the original on March 13, 2020. Retrieved on December 19, 2019.
  9. MARVEL COMICS AUGUST 2020 Solicitations. Newsarama.com (2020-05-21). Archived from the original on May 29, 2020.
  10. Marvel Comics' September 2020 comic book solicitations and covers. GamesRadar+ (2020-06-19). Archived from the original on June 19, 2020. Retrieved 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. GamesRadar+ (2020-07-23). Archived from the original on July 23, 2020. Retrieved on July 23, 2020.
  13. Marvel Comics' November 2020 comic book solicitations and covers revealed. GamesRadar+ (2020-08-20). Archived from the original on August 20, 2020. Retrieved on August 20, 2020.
  14. Marvel Comics' December 2020 comic book solicitations and covers revealed. GamesRadar+ (2020-09-17). Archived from the original on September 17, 2020. Retrieved on September 17, 2020.
  15. Marvel Comics January 2021 solicitations and covers revealed. GamesRadar.com (2020-10-22). Archived from the original on October 22, 2020. Retrieved on October 22, 2020.
  16. Marvel Comics February 2021 solicitations and covers revealed. GamesRadar.com (2020-11-19). Archived from the original on November 19, 2020. Retrieved on November 19, 2020.
  17. Marvel Comics April 2021 solicitations and covers revealed. GamesRadar.com (2020-01-21). Archived from the original on January 21, 2021. Retrieved 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 (backup link)
  19. MarvelLogo.svg Boba Fett Ignites the 'War of the Bounty Hunters' on Marvel Comics' official website (backup link)
  20. 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)
  21. StarWars.com Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Variant Covers Revealed – Updated on StarWars.com (backup link)
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha 1

External links[edit | edit source]

Star Wars: Darth Vader
Dark Heart of the Sith: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Into the Fire: 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11
War of the Bounty Hunters: 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17
Trade paperbacks
1 · 2 · 3
Related media
Darth Vader (2015)
Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith
Empire Ascendant
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