First, it comes for the metal… Then it came for everything else. A new threat will be unleashed throughout the galaxy far, far away in STAR WARS: DARK DROIDS, the all-new Marvel Comics crossover event kicking off in August. Written by Charles Soule and drawn by Luke Ross, this dark and terrifying tale will introduce a malevolent entity known as the SCOURGE which will corrupt droids, cyborgs, and everything in between and cause chaos for the Empire and Rebellion alike. Today Marvel Comics has unveiled a new line of variant covers from Rachael Stott.


A new line of variant covers by Rachael Stott spotlights some of its prime targets including C-3PO, Beilert Valance, and in a shocking twist, Darth Vader! After all, there is no greater prize than the Force and since he’s more machine than man, the Scourge will seek to claim it from none other than the Dark Lord of the Sith himself!

Stott’s SCOURGED VARIANT COVERS will adorn all five issues of the main event series and will also be available as virgin variant covers. Check them out now and pick up STAR WARS: DARK DROIDS #1 on August 2. For more information, visit


Following recent events like “War of the Bounty Hunters” and “Crimson Reign,” STAR WARS: DARK DROIDS will be spearheaded by Charles Soule who will write the main limited series alongside artist Luke Ross. Launching in August with STAR WARS: DARK DROIDS #1, the event will also spin off into new series and tie into the four ongoing series that are currently bridging the gap between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi films: Star WarsStar Wars: Darth VaderStar Wars: Doctor Aphraand Star Wars: Bounty Hunters. DARK DROIDS will be a rare horror-fueled Star Wars epic set that erupts when a new threat is unleashed throughout the galaxy, corrupting droids, cyborgs, and everything in between!

Who or what is the Scourge — and why is no droid safe? As corruption spreads from one droid to the next, the Rebel Alliance and the Empire both face chaos! What role does Ajax Sigma from last year’s Star Wars: Revelations one-shot play in all of this? And whose side is he on?


Sound off and tell us what you think. What do you think about this new Star Wars: Dark Droids comic event? What are your thoughts about a more “horror” themed comic series?

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