Charles Soule And Giuseppe Camuncoli Lead ‘Darth Vader’ Further Towards The Dark Side
Marvel's Star Wars tie-in comics have been one of the publisher's strongest arms since it acquired the license, and it's no surprise that it would look launch a new Darth Vader ongoing title at some point. The new Darth Vader series by Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli is said to dig into Anakin Skywalker's nascent days as a newly-minted Sith lord, as he attempts to build the iconic red lightsaber he wields in the films.
The previous Darth Vader series by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca took place in between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, but the new ongoing is said to take place exactly one second after we last see Vader at the end of Return of the Sith. Having lost his family and defeated by his mentor, Vader is at a point in his life where he must come to terms with his new assisted living apparatus and rebuild himself into the tyrant fans know and love.
In an interview with IGN, Soule spoke about how differently a young Vader might act compared to his more seasoned cinematic counterpart:
I'm trying to write Vader almost like Jason in Friday the 13th. Almost like he's stalking into a room. We saw some of this at the end of Rogue One. The way he approaches a fight, that was Vader. In Rogue One he's been doing this for many years. But our is Vader kind of in between. He's trying to figure out how to use the armor as opposed to the way he fought as a Jedi which was much more somersault-y and things like that
Darth Vader #1 will be released from Marvel Comics in June 2017.