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Marvel Comics First Look: Star Wars: Darth Vader #1

Stars Wars: Darth Vader #1 Del Mundo Variant
Release Date
February 5, 2020
Written By
Greg Pak
Art By
Raffaele Ienco
Cover Art By
Inhyuk Lee
Colors By
Neeraj Menon
Variant Cover By
Mike Del Mundo

My Take: Marvel has really stepped up the storytelling when it comes to Star Wars. Whether it's tackling the franchise's past or it's present the stories Marvel is putting out really add more to Star Wars overall mythos.

When it comes to Darth Vader fans may think every angle has been covered but Marvel has a lot more stories to tell about the iconic Sith Lord. The latest stories have Greg Pak at the helm and not only touch on Anakin Skywalker's past but also follow Vader's journey to learn more about his son Luke. This new series will take place after the events of Empire Strikes Back.

Greg Pak never disappoints and seeing him involved in expanding the Star Wars mythos and giving more depth to Darth Vader is definitely not a bad thing. I look forward to seeing what Pak does with Vader.

The cover below is the variant from Mike Del Mundo

Stars Wars: Darth Vader #1 Del Mundo Variant

Show Press Release


Darth Vader’s next chapter begins in new series by Greg Pak and Raffaele Ienco


New York, NY— January 8, 2020 — Earlier today, StarWars.com unveiled a first look at STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #1 from writer Greg Pak and artist Raffaele Ienco (with covers by InHyuk Lee). Arriving next month, the series picks up in the aftermath of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back as a new mission for the fallen Jedi unfolds. In this brand-new story, Darth Vader will have to confront his tragic past as he digs for information on his son, Luke Skywalker! Head over to StarWars.com now to see the stirring preview and check out how Mike Del Mundo perfectly blends Darth Vader’s past and present in his stunning variant cover below.


“The new DARTH VADER series explores some very important events from Anakin Skywalker’s past and shows a side of the Dark Lord we’ve never seen before,” promises Editor Mark Paniccia. “We’ll be uncovering secrets right along with him including a last-page shocker that’s guaranteed to have Star Wars fans talking.”


STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #1 arrives in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com on February 5th!