Coffee With Kenobi’s Dan Z Examines Darth Vader #1 for Comic Book Galaxy

In this all-new installment of Comic Book Galaxy, Coffee With Kenobi host Dan Z takes a closer look at Marvel’s Darth Vader #1. How does it increase our knowledge of the Dark Lord and of the Sith in general? Dan also catches up with previous releases Poe Dameron #14, Screaming Citadel #1, and Star Wars #13.

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The Dark Lord of the Sith Rises! Your New Look at DARTH VADER #1

The Dark Lord of the Sith Rises! Your New Look at DARTH VADER #1
Charles Soule & Giuseppe Camuncoli Bring You Darth Vader as You’ve Never Seen Before!
New York, NY—May 11, 2017 — The most fearsome villain in the entire galaxy returns for an all-new series — Prepare for DARTH VADER #1! This June, superstar writer Charles Soule (Poe Dameron, Astonishing X-Men) will team with chartbusting artist Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-Man) to chronicle the epic rise of one of the greatest villains in all of fiction!
When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and to the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that he once held dear, the one who was prophesized to bring balance to the Force instead chose a darker path. Now, in a story set directly after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, he must take his first steps into a darker world as…Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith!

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Darth Vader’s Solo Marvel Comics Debut Reveals a Murderous, Vile Intent

This review is spoiler-free, save for one obvious tenet: Darth Vader is a bad, bad man.

There’s no escaping the simple truth after reading the first issue of Marvel Comics’s Star Wars: Darth Vader #1: He’s a thoroughly evil and vile man-machine filled with paranoia, self-loathing and vindictiveness.DarthVader1Variant

In short, he’s just what the Empire needs to help stoke fear across its vast interstellar holdings, even if his failure to keep the Death Star from destruction has drawn the ire of Emperor Palpatine.

From the opening crawl of the first pages of Marvel’s first issue of Darth Vader, out Feb. 11 in comic shops, it’s evident that writer Kieron Gillen and artist Salvador Larocca aren’t squandering the opportunity to lay bare what makes Darth Vader who he is, why he is and why he’s struggling with it.

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Darth Vader’s Solo Marvel Debut Includes 17 Different Comics Covers

Darth Vader’s Marvel debut is set to sport at least 17 different covers when it arrives on comic book store shelves this month.

(Darth Vader #1 Alex Ross Variant Cover)While that’s far fewer than the confirmed 68 versions for Star Wars No. 1’s debut last month, it’s still a wide array of variants for the Sith Lord.

The comic is out Feb. 11 and has already surpassed more than 300,000 copies in terms of pre-orders, according to Comicbook.com. (Click on the link to see several of the variant covers.) Star Wars, in comparison, sold more than 1 million copies in its first printing and is headed toward a third printing.

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