Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca's Darth Vader series has stretched the bounds of what was thought possible with a villain-centric comic, and perhaps most impressively of all, it managed to cohesively link the Vader of the prequels with the Vader of the original trilogy in a convincing and compelling fashion.

Over the past two years, the creators have taken Vader on a perilous journey into becoming his own man and learning to slowly defy the Emperor, and in December's Darth Vader #25 everything comes to its epic conclusion. Marvel has sent out an unlettered preview featuring Vader, Aphra, and of course Emperor Palpatine, to whet our appetites ahead of the finale.

Darth Vader #25 comes packed with variant covers from Joe Quesada, Michael Cho and Gillen's frequent collaborator Jamie McKelvie. It also boasts guest art from Max Fiumara, who joins Larroca for the final issue. Impressively, Gillen and Larroca have been present for every issue of the ongoing series, which is an almost unheard of feat in modern comics.

Check out the variant covers and preview of Darth Vader #25 below:

 

Cliff Chiang
Michael Cho
John Tyler Christopher
Adi Granov
Salvador Larroca
Jamie McKelvie
Sara Pichelli
Joe Quesada
Chris Samnee
Kamome Shirahama

 

Here's the full solicitation information:

DARTH VADER #25 (JUN160929)
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by SALVADOR LARROCA & MAX FIUMARA
Cover by JUAN GIMENEZ
Variant Covers by
ADI GRANOV (JUN160930), JAMIE MCKELVIE (JUN160931),
MICHAEL CHO (JUN160932), KAMOME SHIRAHAMA (JUN160933),
JOE QUESADA (JUN160935), CHRIS SAMNEE (JUN160936),
SARA PICHELLI (JUN160937), CLIFF CHIANG (JUN160938),
And SALVADOR LARROCA (JUN160939)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (JUN160940)
Quesada Sketch Variant Also Available (JUN160934)

It has all built up to this! Vader’s trials against Cylo’s creations! His machinations against the Emperor! His covert missions with Doctor Aphra and her murderous droids! All comes to fruition in an oversized 40-page issue by the stellar team of Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca! You won’t want to miss this ending! Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd.

FOC – 09/19/16, On-Sale – 10/12/16