A new ongoing Darth Vader comic series has been announced by Marvel today that will come out in June, and this one has the potential to be even better than the first volume.
The new series is being written by Charles Soule, with art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, and will take place immediately after “Revenge of the Sith,” where we will see how Vader constructed his new lightsaber in the first arc.
Charles Soule did an interview with IGN where he talks about this new Darth Vader series, and what we can expect in the first arc:
“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.”
“The first arc is going to revolve around Vader’s construction of his red lightsaber, because at the end of Revenge of the Sith, he obviously loses his blue saber when he gets all chopped up and Obi-Wan takes it to eventually give to Luke down the road. So we end up with a character who is known as having this iconic sword, like his magical red sword, but he doesn’t have it yet. So what better way to start a big huge series than with a quest for a magic sword? We’re going to explore the mythology around lightsabers to some degree, which will be very fun. I’m really lucky that I get to tell that story. Seems like a big piece of the puzzle for him.”
This has me super excited, as this is a time period and story I’ve been hoping we’d get in the new canon for awhile now.
For the full interview with Charles Soule where he talks about how it compares to the previous Vader series, and what characters we can expect to see in it, head on over to IGN.