For two years, Marvel Comics has chronicled Darth Vader‘s adventures after the original Star Wars in a monthly comic book series. Next month, it all comes to a head as the final issue of Darth Vader arrives!
In the aftermath of the first Death Star’s destruction, Vader was essentially demoted by the Emperor and forced to find his way back into the Empire’s favor. During his quest, the man formerly known as Anakin Skywalker discovered that his Sith mentor had lied to him about the existence of his son, Luke. More pressingly, Vader also learned that the Emperor had already made contingency plans to potentially replace him with a new breed of warriors created by the cyborg known as Cylo.
Darth Vader #25 will bring Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca’s story to a close, as Vader faces Cylo’s creations and continues to plot against his master. The fan favorite character, Doctor Aphra, may still be the series’ wild card. But we’re hoping that she and her murderous droids, BT-1 and 0-0-0, make it out of this finale intact.
Marvel has released the first few unlettered pages of Darth Vader #25, which includes an intriguing scene with Vader and Aphra in the throne room of the Emperor.
You can find the rest of the preview pages in our gallery below, along with covers by Joe Quesada, Chris Samnee, Michael Cho, Sara Pichelli, Adi Granov, Kamome Shirahama, Jamie McKelvie, John Tyler Christopher, and series artist Salvador Larroca. For the final issue, Gillen and artist Max Fiumara are teaming up for the back up story.
Darth Vader #25 will be released on Wednesday, October 12.
What do you think will happen in the final issue? Share your theories in the comment section below!
Images: Marvel Comics/Lucasfilm