SDCC 2019: IDW Returns To Vader’s Castle Again This Halloween

by Oliver MacNamee

Following on from the success of their first weekly series last Halloween, IDW are returning to Vader’s castle in Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle for another spooky helping of Sith flavoured tales of terror.

Shipping weekly throughout October, this five-issue story pairs Star Wars Adventuresmainstay writer (and returning Vader’s Castlescribe) Cavan Scott with Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie) for the story of torment deep within Fortress Vader, one that frames five tales of terror to thrill young and mature readers alike!

A fan himself, Scott had this to say about the return of this series:

I am over the moon to be returning to Vader’s Castle for another helping of Halloween horror from a galaxy, far, far away. And what better way to celebrate the scariest time of the year than by focusing on the villains of the Star Wars saga? The response to our last visit to Mustafar was phenomenal, and I hope fans will join us once again, embracing the dark side in the company of Sith, warlords, and crazed Imperial scientists.

We even have an outline for each of the five weekly issue too:

#1: Darth Maul, illustrated by Megan Levens: “Maul is the counterpoint and nemesis of my
favorite character from the saga, Obi-Wan Kenobi, so getting to tell a part of his story (and draw
those fabulous tattoos) was something I didn’t hesitate to sign up for!”

#2: Grand Moff Tarkin, illustrated by Kelley Jones: “Although I rooted against him, I always had
a sneaking admiration for Tarkin, as he was – in all honesty – the real evil of the Empire: cold,
calculating, and all too human!”

#3: Asajj Ventress, illustrated by Nick Brokenshire: “I can’t wait to show you the super-creepy
shenanigans we’re getting up to in the Star Wars universe!”

#4: Jabba the Hutt, illustrated by Nicoletta Baldari: “These are the comics you’re looking for!”

#5: Darth Vader, illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III: “I told IDW that I’d draw the Kessel Run
in less than 14 parsecs if they could get me on this book again, and they told me I could do it…
but only if it was in under 12.”

And, it’s great to hear that last year’s cover artist, Francesco Francavilla, will be illustrating interior pages this time round too. Heres’ what Francavilla had to say about this new gig:

I’m hyper-excited to be back working on Vader’s Castle! I had so much fun doing the covers for the first mini, and Cavan’s tales are such a delight, that I was happy to hear from IDW that there would be a sequel. I agreed to work on interior pages as well, so it’s double the fun for me and for all the readers!

Check out Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle throughout October from IDW.

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