Marvel Will Release A New DARTH VADER Comic!

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Posted by Star Wars Fanatics on Sunday, December 2, 2018

Darth Vader, arguably the most iconic figure in Science Fiction history, is getting a new Marvel comic series. As the old saying goes: when one door closes, another opens. Well, Marvel closed the door on Shadows of Vader when they fired Chuck Wendig. Now they open the door to Vader: Dark Visions, a brand-new Darth Vader comic. (NOTE: This series is in addition to the existing Darth Vader series Marvel is already running.) As of this writing, the details for Dark Visions are very hush-hush. From the title and the cover art, however, there are a few guesses you can make.

Darth Vader Comic

Darth Vader Comic to Focus on Force Visions?

Visions by force-wielders have long been a staple in the Star Wars universe. All the stalwarts of the saga had them – Yoda, Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, Luke, The Emperor, and a tortured Anakin as well. Could this Dark Visions title be hinting towards some visions that Anakin/Vader has? If these are indeed visions that Vader is having, will he rush out to rectify and/or support them? Could Vader still be haunted by his inability to save Padme from death, as seen in his visions in Revenge of the Sith?

That Cover Art!

I don’t know about you, but the new Darth Vader comic cover art really screams Samurai or Ronin to me. You could argue for either choice, especially the Ronin, given the contentious, backstabbing relationship between Sith Lords and their apprentices. Look at Darth Vader. He is sitting atop some form of a steed, holding his lightsaber and a shield. To me, that screams feudal Japan. Remember Ralph McQuarrie’s original designs for Vader?

To me, that looks similar to the cover.

It’s Marvel, Trust the Process

The writers and artists of this new series are seasoned veterans. The writer is Dennis Hopeless, most known for his work on the X-Men, Avengers, and Spiderman. The artists of the first two issues are Paolo Villanelli, who has worked on issues featuring Lando Calrissian and the Rogue One adaption, and Brian Level, who has worked with Marvel with characters such as Thanos and Spiderman.

Though we know who will work on the new Darth Vader Comic, we don’t yet know when it will be released. There is no set date, but the timetable is some time in 2019. So when you make your New Year’s Resolutions, make sure you resolve to purchase this latest title.

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