Preview: ‘Darth Vader’ #1 Picks Up Immediately After The Empire Strikes Back

by Olly MacNamee

Out next Wednesday 5th February from Marvel Comics is a new series once again looking at everyone’s favourite Sith Lord, Anakin Skywalker.
Darth Vader #1 by writer Greg Pak and artist Raffaele Ienco with this series focusing on the emotional fallout from The Empire Strikes Back and Vader’s machinations after that.
Looking at the preview below, it seems Vader is still very much a haunted man after his violent, albeit revelatory confrontation with his son.

In the shattering climax of The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader infamously reveals his true relationship to Luke Skywalker and invites his son to rule the galaxy at his side. But Luke refuses — plunging into the abyss beneath Cloud City rather than turn to the Dark Side. We all remember Luke’s utter horror in this life-altering moment. But what about Vader? In this new epic chapter in the Darth Vader saga, the dark lord grapples with Luke’s unthinkable refusal and embarks on a bloody mission of rage-filled revenge against everything and everyone who had a hand in hiding and corrupting his only son. But even as he uncovers the secrets of Luke’s origins, Vader must face shocking new challenges from his own dark past.

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