Darth Vader’s had his run of solo comedian books through the years from a wide range of creators. A few of them have been fairly good, a few of them have been unusual, however they’ve all gone a methods into displaying what makes the drama queen previously often called Anakin Skywalker completely compelling after his fall. Vader’s minimize a imply, imposing determine over the Star Wars universe for many years, and there’s nothing that Lucasfilm loves greater than reminding us of that truth.
Therefore, Star Wars: Darth Vader—Black, White, & Purple, a four-issue comedian miniseries all in regards to the cyborg Sith lord. Revealed by StarWars.com forward of the weekend, the anthology will characteristic Vader-centric tales from comedian guide veterans, with the chief gimmick being that it’s all introduced in, you guessed it—black, white, and crimson. It’s following a latest pattern in Marvel comics with characters like Moon Knight and Wolverine, and marks Star Wars’ first foray into the color-coded storytelling format.
The massive headline of Black, White, & Purple is that it marks the return of author Jason Aaron (Avengers, Thor) to the Star Wars universe. Aaron beforehand helmed the flagship Star Wars guide again in 2015 and 2016’s Vader Down, and is penning a four-issue story for the anthology drawn by Leonard Kirk (Sabretooth, All-New Wolverine). “I liked attending to let Darth Vader minimize free with all his energy in such an epic method,” mentioned Aaron. “I couldn’t cross up the prospect to revel at the hours of darkness aspect once more and put Vader in an much more perilous state of affairs… after which see how he carves his method out.”
Different creatives introduced for Black, White, & Purple embrace Torunn Grønbekk (Jane Foster & the Mighty Thor, Punisher Conflict Journal), and variant cowl artist Peach Momoko. The anthology marks each Grønbekk first written undertaking for Star Wars, and Momoko’s first time as an inside artist for a comic book within the franchise. Grønbekk mentioned that getting to write down “probably the most iconic popular culture villain in historical past” has been a enjoyable expertise. She added that her story “not solely provides you a glimpse of the gritty actuality of the Star Wars universe but in addition showcases Vader at his most crafty and violent.”
Star Wars: Darth Vader—Black, White, & Red will release its first issue on April 26.
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