Star Wars: The Complete Vader is a reference book written by Ryder Windham and Pete Vilmur, and published by Random House in cooperation with LucasBooks. It was released on October 27, 2009 in Canada and the United Kingdom, but its United States release was postponed until October 18, 2011 due to a printing error that made pages stick together. It features a foreword by Stephen J. Sansweet.
Star Wars: The Complete Vader is the definitive book on the history, myth, and cultural impact of Darth Vader. From his early development in the first Star Wars film by George Lucas, to the new legends created in comics, videogames, and novels, to his ongoing appearances on everything from television commercials to bedspreads, Vader presents a complete view in all his incarnations as the Dark Lord of the Sith. Going beyond the films to cover his further adventures in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the book combines new insight with exclusive interviews and photographs from the Lucasfilm Archives. Interactive reproductions of rare memorabilia fire the imagination, while pages packed with never-seen-before images explore the world's endless fascination with the notorious Darth Vader.
This 192-page tome devoted to all-things-Vader will explore the history, costume, merchandise and cultural impact of cinema's most iconic villain, and that's just for starters. Look for expansive coverage of Vader's evolution from slave boy to Sith Lord, his forays into the Expanded Universe, his vehicles, weapons, and much, much more! The book will feature hundreds of photos as well as special gatefold spreads and several removable interactive inserts throughout!