SDCC 2018: IDW Announce New Darth Vader Title For Halloween

by Olly MacNamee

IDW continue to successfully publish all-ages Star Wars titles and this Halloween they’re adding everyone’s favourite bad guy to this list with Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle, from writers Cavan Scott and artist Derek Charm helped out by a variety of artists on this five-part series.

Running throughout October as a weekly series, it will feature character from a galaxy far, far away, including Rebels stars Hera, Kanan, and Chopper; Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku; Han Solo and Chewbacca; and the Ewoks! All behind a handsome looking Francesco Francavilla cover.

As you can imagine, this is a gig of a lifetime, as Scott explains:

Being asked to write any Star Warscharacter is a joy, but tackling the Dark Lord of the Sith? That’s a childhood dream… or should I say, a nightmare! Vader terrified me growing up, and I can’t wait to add to the legacy of Star Wars’ villain, providing frightening new scares for the next generation.

As for the art style. Well, it is Halloween, after all. Here’s Charm’s take:

Since this is a spookier story about these characters stranded on this nightmarish planet, it’s been fun really pushing the horror aspect in the art. The shadows are heavier, the colors are harsher, and everything has this apocalyptic vibe… like things may not work out for our heroes!

Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle is out this October from IDW

Olly MacNamee

A unashamed DC Comics fan and sometime teacher for over 20 years! I got lucky and found the escape hatch. Now, I just read and write about comics all day long. Co-host of the ICE-Cast podcast and one third of the brains behind Birmingham's street art and graffiti festival High Vis Fest.

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