Greg Pak: Darth Vader

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER is an ongoing comic book series published by Marvel and written by Greg Pak with interior art by Raffaele Ienco that debuted in February 2020. The first volume of the series has been nominated for a 2021 Scribe Award by the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. Signed copies of the first issue can be purchased from the Greg Pak Shop.

Jimmy Aquino interviews Greg Pak for Comic News Insider

In the wake of the New York Comic Con, my friend Jimmy Aquino interviewed me for the Comic News Insider podcast! We talked about a new comics project I’m working on for the NYC Department of Education, Planet Hulk Worldbreaker, Skaar, Darth Vader, Duo, and analog photography, accompanied by the glorious ambient sounds of Bryant Park in New York City. Check it out!

2022-10-19 – DARTH VADER #28 hits comic shops – check out the preview!

Darth Vader #28 cover by Rahzzah

DARTH VADER #28 hits stores on October 19 – featuring the terrifying confrontation between Sabé and the Emperor! We’ve been building up to this moment for quite a while, and you are not prepared.

The stunning cover above is by Rahzzah; interior line art is from Rafaele Ienco with colors by Carlos Lopez and letters from Joe Caramagna.

Check out a lettered preview at StarWars.com and ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you today!

From the official solicit:

THE SHADOW IN THE FIRE! For decades, Sabé, Handmaiden of Padmé, schemed to assassinate Darth Vader, whom she believed murdered her queen. But Sabé has learned Vader’s greatest secret, and now she fights at his side, believing that someday, she may prove there is still good in him. What happens when the Handmaiden finally comes face-to-face with the Emperor, who knows all of her secrets? The Queen’s Shadow enters the crucible! Will Vader let her burn?

2022-09-21 – DARTH VADER #27 in stores today!

DARTH VADER #27 cover by Rahzzah

DARTH VADER #27 hits comic shops today! Written by yours truly with interior art by Raffele Ienco, colors by Carlos Lopez, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by Rahzzah, and editing by Mark Paniccia, Danny Khazem, and Mikey Basso.

Here’s the solicit!

• The alliance between Darth Vader and Sabé has always seemed destined for disaster.
• After all, how long can the Dark Lord of the Sith and the idealistic handmaiden of Padmé Amidala find common ground?
• So as Vader and Sabé enter the final battle against a corrupt Imperial governor, something’s going to break.
• Will it be Vader’s cold resolve or Sabé’s true heart? And how long until Ochi of Bestoon finally makes his move?

Check out the lettered preview and ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you today!

And here’s a tease of an interior page in which Vader gets an assist from a robot buddy!

2022-08-24 – DARTH VADER #26 in stores today – INTO THE SAND!

Darth Vader #26 cover

I’m thrilled to report that DARTH VADER #26 hits stores today, written by yours truly with line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Carlos Lopez, letters by Joe Caramagna, and a glorious cover by Rahzzah.

I’ve been dreaming about this one for a long time, folks — it’s a heart-wrenching exploration of the emotional experience behind Anakin’s notorious line about sand from ATTACK OF THE CLONES, and I can’t wait for you to read it.

Here’s the official solicit:

INTO THE SAND! We all know about Anakin Skywalker’s aversion to finely ground particulate matter. But what does sand mean to the Dark Lord of the Sith? When Sabé, Vader’s unlikely new ally, goes missing, Vader must confront his own dark heart in the maelstrom of a terrible sandstorm – while tapping into one of his earliest skills in a wildly unexpected way!

“Darth Vader (2020) #26 is one hell of a comic issue.” — Tatooine Times. Read the full review here!

Check out five fully lettered preview pages at StarWars.com and ask your local comics shop to hold a copy for you today!

And here’s the first page of the comic for your viewing pleasure:

Darth Vader #26, page 1

 

2022.06.29 – DARTH VADER #24 in stores today!

Darth Vader #24 cover by Paul Renaud

DARTH VADER #24 hits comic shops today, written by yours truly with interior line art by Marco Castiello, colors by Carlos Lopez, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by Paul Renaud, and editing by Mark Paniccia, Danny Khazem, and Mikey J. Basso.

The solicit text:

Someone’s been to Polis Massa. Someone’s heard Padmé’s last words. Someone knows Vader’s deepest secret. What happens when the Dark Lord of the Sith finds out? Meanwhile, a colony of refugees from a certain sandy planet struggle under the rule of an Imperial governor. Will their connection to Vader’s past be their salvation—or their doom? Plus: the shocking return of two of Anakin Skywalker’s oldest friends!

Click here for a lettered preview and ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you today!

2021.12.22 – DARTH VADER #19 in stores today!

Darth Vader #19 cover

DARTH VADER #19 hits comic book shops and Comixology today! Ask your local shop to hold a copy for you!

Here’s the official solicit:

W) Greg Pak (A) Guiu Villanova (CA) Ryan Stegman

DARK ORDER!

  • In the bowels of Bespin, DARTH VADER told his son he wanted to bring order to the galaxy.
  • Now Vader’s promise is put to the test as he leads an unlikely crew of heroes and assassins against the criminal organization known as CRIMSON DAWN.
  • What does “order” mean to a DARK LORD OF THE SITH? How far will he go to fight for it as the depth of Crimson Dawn’s infiltration becomes clearer? And what fate awaits the heroes who follow him into battle?

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2021.12.01 – DARTH VADER #18 and FIREFLY #34 hit stores this Wednesday!

Two comics written by Greg Pak hit comic book shops this Wednesday! Don’t miss DARTH VADER #18, with a cover by Aaron Kuder and Richard Isanove and interior art by Leonard Kirk, colors by Alex Sinclair, and letters by Joe Caramagna. The start of a brand new story arc with a new set of heroes and villains! Check out the preview here and ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you today!

And don’t miss FIREFLY #34, with a cover by Bengal and interir art by Simona di Giandfelice, colors by Francesco Segala, and letters by Jim Campbell. Check out the preview here and ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you!

2021.10.27 – STRANGER THINGS: TOMB OF YBWEN #2, DARTH VADER #17, and FIREFLY #33 in stores today!

Thrilled to report that I’ve got three (count ’em, three!) comics in stores today! Please ask your local comic shop to hold ’em for you today! Thanks so much!

Stranger Things Tomb of Ybwen #2 cover

STRANGER THINGS: TOMB OF YBWEN #2

Written by Greg Pak with line art by Diego Galindo, colors by Francesco Segala, letters by Nate Piekos, and cover by Mark Aspinall.

Darth Vader #17 cover

DARTH VADER #17

Written by Greg Pak  with line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Alex Sinclair, letters by Joe Caramagna, and cover by Aaron Kuder and Richard Isanove.

FIREFLY #33

Written by Greg Pak, line art by Simona Di Gianfelice, colors by Francesco Segala, letters by Jim Campbell, cover by Bengal.