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Of all Marvel’s successful line of Star Wars books, probably the most successful from a critical point of view has been writer Kieron Gillen and artist Salvador Larroca’s “Darth Vader” series, which will finish its run with October 12th’s Darth Vader #25.
Structured like a modern day television series following a dark anti-heroic protagonist, the series has hooked readers by focusing on Darh Vader’s attempts to navigate the treacherous political realities of serving the Empire and the Emperor and himself. The series started off with Vader in a precarious position following his failure at the end of “Star Wars: A New Hope,” and then followed his efforts to maintain his position, and survive. It’s a testament to the strength of the series that readers have been on the end of their seats reading a character whose life story we pretty much know inside and out.
Now, Marvel has released preview pages of Gillen and Larroca’s finale to the series, Darth Vader #25, and we’ve got them! No need to use the force, just check out the pages below.
[ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE]
Your New Look Inside DARTH VADER #25 – The Epic Finale!
Oversized Issue Brings Critically-Acclaimed Series to a Close!
New York, NY—September 14th, 2016 — It has all been building to this! The epic conclusion to the blockbuster ongoing series! Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca’s critically acclaimed series comes to a close on October 12th in the blockbuster DARTH VADER #25! It has all built to this! Vader’s trials against Cylo’s creations! His machinations against the Emperor! His covert missions with Doctor Aphra and her murderous droids. It all comes to a head in this cataclysmic final chapter. Plus, this oversized issue also contains a thrilling new tale from Kieron Gillen and artist Max Fiumara. Who lives? Who dies? The answers may surprise you!
To commemorate this monumental issue, don’t miss amazing covers and variants from some of the top-flight talent in the entire comic book industry. Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, Chris Samnee, Michael Cho, Sara Pichelli, Cliff Chiang and more lend their artistic prowess to the Dark Lord of the Sith!
Be there for the can’t miss finale when DARTH VADER #25 comes to comic shops and digital devices on October 12th!
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)
FOC – 09/19/16, On-Sale – 10/12/16
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