More Darth Vader comics are coming from Marvel in 2019, with Dennis Hopeless penning a five-issue mini series, Star Wars: Vader — Dark Visions, that aims to show a different side to the Dark Lord of the Sith.
The series launches in March and issue features art by Star Wars: Lando: Double or Nothing and Star Wars: Rogue One adaptation illustrator Paolo Villanelli, while issue #2 is drawn by Brian Level, whose previous work for Marvel includes Thanos Legacy and Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows. There’s no word, yet, on who will draw issues #3-5.
The covers for issues #1 and #2 were drawn by Dean Smallwood.
Hopeless’ previous work for Marvel includes Avengers Arena, Cloak and Dagger, Journey Into Mystery: The Birth of Krakoa and Jean Grey, among others.
In a statement Marvel said the series aims to “shed new light on the many sides of the galaxy’s greatest villain,” adding that Star Wars comic will take readers to darkest parts of the galaxy.
“Places where even the mysterious anti-hero known as Darth Vader can be someone’s greatest fear, and even … someone’s greatest hope!”
The series is seen, ostensibly, as a replacement for the previously announced yet never solicited Chuck Wendig-written Star Wars: Shadow of Vader five-issue mini series that aimed to shine a light on Darth Vader through the eyes of different people and groups. That series, announced a New York Comic Con, was abruptly canceled about a week later by Marvel.
Wendig, on Twitter, noted that the mini series, which was to focus on Vader through the eyes of those around him or near him or even aware of him, was going to have some crossovers with the characters he’d created in his Star Wars: Aftermath trilogy of novels, including “… a glimpse of Sinjir, the Acolytes of the Beyond, some Snap. That’s my greatest bummer. I’d love to continue seeing the AFTERMATH characters elsewhere. Alas. Onward!”
Shadow of Vader was set to come immediately after the final issue of Vol. 2 of the Charles Soule-written Star Wars: Darth Vader, which ends in December with issue #25 and is out Dec. 19.Powered by Sidelines