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Darth Vader is published by Marvel Comics. The cover price is $4.99.

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Star Wars: Darth Vader #46: 08 May 2024

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Star Wars: Darth Vader #47: 12 Jun 2024

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Star Wars: Darth Vader #48: 24 Jul 2024

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  • Darth Vader

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  • Star Wars: Darth Vader by Kieron Gillen & Salvador Larroca Omnibus - Collects vol. 1 #1-25 & Annual #1, plus Star Wars vol. 4 #13-14 & Star Wars: Vader Down - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302908218
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader by Charles Soule Omnibus - Collects vol. 2 #1-25 & Annual #2. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302931735 - (forthcoming, November 2021)

Trade Paperbacks[]

  • Star Wars: Darth Vader, vol. 1 — Vader - Collects vol. 1 #1-6. "When a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to? As Vader pursues a very personal vengeance against the Rebels and investigates the Emperor’s secret machinations, he clashes with weapons scavenger Aphra and deadly Battle Droids, and returns to Geonosis to build an army. But some very powerful people don’t want him to learn the truths he seeks!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9780785192558
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader, vol. 2 — Shadows and Secrets - Collects vol. 1 #7-12. "Bounty Hunters are on the attack, and Vader has been given a new mission for the Empire. Unfortunately, it’s completely at odds with his own personal mission. What’s a Dark Lord to do? Darth Vader and Aphra continue their alliance — but how long will it last? And who is Tagge’s mysterious new agent?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9780785192565
  • Star Wars: Vader Down - Collects vol. 1 #13-15, plus Star Wars vol. 4 #13-14 & Star Wars: Vader Down. "When Darth Vader accidentally finds himself facing off against the Rebel Fleet on his own, he is sent crashing onto a nearby planet. Will the Rebels seize this opportunity to put an end to one of their greatest enemies - or will they be made to feel the full power of the Dark Side?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9780785197898
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader, vol. 3 — The Shu-Torun War - Collects vol. 1 #16-19 & Annual #1. "As Inspector Thanoth returns with some startling information, it seems that Vader may have passed his master’s tests. But even after finding favor in the eyes of the Emperor, the Dark Lord’s schemes may yet prove his undoing…" - WorldCat - ISBN 9780785199786
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader, vol. 4 - Collects vol. 1 #20-25. "As Inspector Thanoth returns with some startling information, it seems that Vader may have passed his master’s tests. But even after finding favor in the eyes of the Emperor, the Dark Lord’s schemes may yet prove his undoing…" - WorldCat - ISBN 9780785199786
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader—Dark Lord of the Sith, vol. 1: Imperial Machine - Collects vol. 2 #1-6. "Follow Vader as he receives his legendary red lightsaber and witness Vader's rise to power as a Dark Lord of the Sith!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302907440
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader—Dark Lord of the Sith, vol. 2: Legacy's End - Collects vol. 2 #7-12. "Jocasta Nu, the Jedi Temple librarian, puts forth a desperate effort to gather and preserve whatever he can of the Jedi legacy after the purge. Vader and the Grand Inquisitor cannot let Jocasta succeed and are sent after her, as alpatine views her as a particular threat. Her knowledge makes her almost a one-woman Jedi Order that must be stopped." - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302907457
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader—Dark Lord of the Sith, vol. 3: The Burning Seas - Collects vol. 2 #13-18 & Annual #2. "As the Empire’s grip tightens on the galaxy, the stirrings of a rebellion begin in the Mon Cala system. The fearsome Darth Vader knows order must be maintained at all costs — and this time the job of snuffing out hope falls to Vader, his Inquisitors…and Wilhuff Tarkin! Bringing Mon Cala to heel means finding the surviving Jedi that foment this unrest. No tolerance for rebellion can be afforded. But how far will Vader go to complete his mission?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302910563
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader—Dark Lord of the Sith, vol. 4: The Black Fortress - Collects vol. 2 #19-25. "Seeking the path to his destiny, Vader returns to the place of his greatest defeat. There, echoes from the past reach out to him — both his own and the dark history of the Sith! Darkness rises above Mustafar as a brutal design begins to take shape. But the planet’s inhabitants will not take this desecration lightly and formulate plans of their own. Vader’s fortress will stand — but at a terrible cost." - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302910570
  • Star Wars: Vader—Dark Visions - Collects Dark Visions #1-5. "Who is Darth Vader? He has been many things: enforcer, commander, destroyer. He is, to many throughout the Galactic Empire, the ultimate symbol of power and fear. But there are those who have seen the Dark Lord in a different light. Some corners of the galaxy are so desperate that even Vader can be a knight in shining armor - while for certain Imperial Commanders, Vader's anger is the price of failure. But what is it like to lose your heart to a Sith Lord - and what fate awaits the star-crossed lover who has fallen for a man so unattainable?" - MAY190975 - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302919009
  • Star Wars: Target Vader - Collects Target Vader #1-6. "The Dark Lord of the Sith is on the hunt for a mysterious criminal syndicate operating outside of the Empire’s rule. But little does he know that he too is being targeted — by a group of the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunters, hired by the syndicate to take out Vader once and for all! Led by fallen Imperial Officer Beilert Valance, this ragtag group of assassins will stop at nothing to score the biggest bounty of their lives. Valance and Dengar seek the perfect weapon to kill the Sith Lord — and they’ll need it when Vader turns the tables and corners them! But what happens when both the hunters and the hunted uncover the dark secrets behind the criminal syndicate known only as the Hidden Hand?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302918583
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader by Greg Pak, vol. 1 — Dark Heart of the Sith - Collects vol. 3 #1-5. "In the shattering climax of The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader revealed his true relationship to Luke Skywalker and invited his son to stand at his side. But a horrified Luke chose to plunge into the abyss beneath Cloud City rather than turn to the Dark Side. Now Vader embarks on a bloody mission of rage-filled revenge against everything and everyone who helped to hide and corrupt his only son. But Vader must overcome shocking new challenges from his own dark past, including a hauntingly familiar face that will challenge everything he knows!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302920814 - Kindle
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader by Greg Pak, vol. 2 — Into the Fire - Collects vol. 3 #6-11. "Darth Vader failed to turn his son, Luke Skywalker, to the dark side. Vader sought revenge against those who hid Luke from him for all these years…and in doing so nearly betrayed his master. It did not go unnoticed by Palpatine…and now it is time for Vader’s next lesson. Now, left battered and broken by his punishment, the Dark Lord drags himself across the scorched surface of Mustafar with vengeance on his mind! But as Vader closes in on the key to Palpatine’s greatest secret, the deadly assassin Ochi of Bestoon stands in his way. Vader and Ochi are in for the fight of their lives, with the fate of the Emperor in the balance — but how much of this deadly scenario is Palpatine’s grand plan?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302920821 - Kindle
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader by Greg Pak, vol. 3 — War of the Bounty Hunters - Collects vol. 3 #12-17. "Returned to the fold after his rebellion against the Emperor, Darth Vader faces the horrors of reconstruction in the secret laboratories of Coruscant. As he blacks out under the knife, does the Dark Lord of the Sith still dream of revenge against his master? Or do his thoughts drift toward his son — and the friends who make Luke Skywalker so vulnerable? Featuring the revelation of the first time Vader learned the name Han Solo! As Vader and Ochi of Bestoon embark on a search for Solo’s carbonite-frozen body, who is the Umbaran? What happens when she emerges from the darkness? And what will a raging War of the Bounty Hunters mean for the Dark Lord’s ongoing schemes?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302926229 - Kindle
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader by Greg Pak, vol. 4 — Crimson Reign - Collects vol. 3 #18-22. "Lady Qi'ra not only insulted the Empire, but challenged it. In the end, Darth Vader showed her criminal organization that the Empire is not to be toyed with. But now, fearful whispers echo in every corner of the Empire: Darth Vader is on the hunt, searching for anyone with any connection to the Crimson Dawn. How deep has the Dawn infiltrated the galaxy, and are all their operations worthy of Vader's wrath? In the bowels of Bespin, Darth Vader once told his son he wanted to bring order to the galaxy. Now his promise is put to the test as he leads an unlikely crew of heroes and assassins against the Crimson Dawn! But everything gets thrown into question with the shocking return of Sabé, handmaiden of Padmé Amidala!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302926236 - Kindle
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader by Greg Pak, vol. 5 — The Shadow's Shadow - Collects vol. 3 #23-27. "Darth Vader in partnership with a sworn enemy! But as the Dark Lord of the Smith allies with Sabé, once the handmaiden of Padmé Amidala, who is leading whom to their doom? A deep secret is revealed, and it all leads back to Padmé…and her last words. As Vader targets a corrupt Imperial governor, is he still driven by his quest for order — or has his encounter with shades from the past awoken new motivations? Meanwhile, few figures in the galaxy are more different than Sabé and the assassin, Ochi of Bestoon. So when they’re forced to work together and the knives inevitably come out, who’s still standing at the end? Plus, we all know about Anakin Skywalker’s aversion to finely ground particulate matter — and now there’s a sandstorm coming for Darth Vader!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302932671 - Kindle
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader by Greg Pak, vol. 6 — Return of the Handmaidens - Collects vol. 3 #28-32. "Sabé has learned Vader's greatest secret, and now she fights at his side - believing that someday she may prove there is still good in him. What happens when the Handmaiden finally comes face-to-face with the Emperor, who knows all of her secrets? As the Queen's Shadow enters the crucible, will Vader let her burn?" - MAR230969 - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302948108
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader by Greg Pak, vol. 7 — Unbound Force - Collects vol. 1 #3 & vol. 3 #33-36. "When the Dark Lord of the Sith loses control of the Force, nothing is safe - not even his own Star Dreadnought! But in the face of total destruction, Commander Sab? finds an opportunity. Does Vader's untrammeled onslaught expose a vulnerability? Or is it just another doorway to the terrifying tyranny of the Sith?" - JUN231110 - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302948108
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader by Greg Pak, vol. 8 — Dark Droids - Collects vol. 3 #37-41. "Killer droids have taken over Darth Vader’s flagship! Will the lessons of Jedi Masters Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan save the man who was once Anakin Skywalker from the corruption of the Scourge — or make him a tool for its galactic conquest? To survive a war on two fronts — against a horde of Scourged and the forces of the Empire itself — Vader must reclaim his control over the Force by exploring his deepest hatred. But who does the Dark Lord of the Sith hate more than anyone else in the galaxy? As terror comes to Coruscant, will Darth Vader be taken over by the Scourge — or the other way around?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302954758
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader by Greg Pak, vol. 10 — Rise of the Schism Imperial - Collects vol. 3 #42-45, plus Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 25th Anniversary Special. "Vader explores his powers and takes on the most dangerous team of rebel heroes he’s ever faced! Meanwhile, the greatest threat to the Emperor’s rule is rising – from within the Empire itself! Will the Dark Lord quell this insurrection…or join it? Palpatine's aide and double agent, the Umbaran Sly Moore nurtures her conspirators! Kitster and Wald return – along with the death machinery of Governor Tauntaza! But when a group of betrayers comes together, how long will it be until they turn on one other?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302954765 - (forthcoming, September 2024)

History[]

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Creative Team[]

Volume 1[]

Writer: Kieron Gillen. Artist: Salvador Larroca. Covers: Adi Granov.

Volume 2[]

Writer: Charles Soule. Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli.

Volume 3[]

Writer: Greg Pak. Artist: Raffaele Ienco.

Publishing History[]

  • Volume 1: #1-25, 2015-2016.
  • Volume 2: #1-25, 2017-2018.
  • various mini-series: 2019
  • Volume 3: #1-50, 2020-2024

Future Publication Dates[]

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #48: 24 Jul 2024
Star Wars: Darth Vader #49: 14 Aug 2024
Star Wars: Darth Vader #50: 18 Sep 2024

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