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.
The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers just announced the nominees for the 2021 Scribe Awards, and I was thrilled to see that the first volume of my STAR WARS: DARTH VADER comic book series made the cut in the graphic novel category! You can see the list of all the nominees here. Winners will be announced on July 2.
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER Vol. 1, DARK HEART OF THE SITH was written by yours truly with line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman, and covers by InHyuk Lee. You can buy signed, rare copies of the first issue at the Greg Pak Shop.
I’ve got three books in comic book shops today! Two written by yours truly, one with a teaser of a story I’ve written. Read on for the details!
DARTH VADER #12 serves as prelude to the War of the Bounty Hunters storyline and tells the untold story of when Vader first learned Han Solo’s name! The book’s drawn by Guiu Vilanova with colors by Dean White, letters by Joe Caramagna, and a cover by Aaron Kuder and Richard Isanove.
FIREFLY #29 begins a whole new era for the crew as they find themselves on Earth That Was! Line art by Simona Di Gianfelice, colors by Francesco Segala, letters by Jim Campbell, and cover by Bengal.
A huge teaser of the return of Milestone Comics! The book includes a two page preview of the DUO series written by yours truly with line art by Khoi Pham and colors by Chris Sotomayor.
All of these books are in comic book stores today. Ask your local retailer to hold copies for you!
The much anticipated DARTH VADER #11 hits comic book shops on Wednesday, April 28!
Written by Greg Pak (hey, that’s me!) with line art by Raffele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover line art by Aaron Kuder, cover colors by Richard Isanove, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman.
Excited about this one — it’s the huge climax to the journey to Exegol, with shocking revelations galore!
DARTH VADER #10 hits comic shops today! The book’s written by yours truly with line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by Aaron Kuder, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman.
DARTH VADER #9 hits comic book shops and Comixology today! Interior art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by Aaron Kuder.
Here’s the solicit:
THE ASSASSIN RETURNS!
In his search for vengeance in the depths of MUSTAFAR, DARTH VADER has seized the mysterious key to the EMPEROR’S greatest secret.
But the key itself needs a key – which only the deadly assassin OCHI OF BESTOON seems to have. Vader and Ochi are in for the fight of their lives with the fate of the Emperor in the balance – but how much of this is all PALPATINE’S plan?
And what happens when the SITH LORD and the SITH ASSASSIN start to figure that plan out?
DARTH VADER #7 hits comic book shops and Comixology this Wednesday!
Here’s the official solicit:
PAIN LEADS TO ANGER AND ANGER LEADS TO AN ELEMENT FROM EPISODE IXX! o As DARTH VADER battered and broken by the EMPEROR as punishment for his rebellion, drags himself across the blasted surface of MUSTAFAR with vengeance on his mind! o But can he survive the onslaught of a certain mysterious SITH ASSASSIN? o And how will his world change when he learns his enemy’s GREATEST SECRET?!! Rated T
The book’s written by yours truly with interior line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by Daniel Acuna, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman.
Last minute alert! At 3 pm ET today, I’ll be on the Baltimore Comic Con’s STAR WARS COMICS panel along with Charles Soule, Katie Cook, and Mike Moreci. It’s a virtual panel and I believe anyone at all can attend — just click on the link!
Excited to report that STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #6 hits comic book shops and comiXology on Wednesday, October 14! The book’s written by yours truly with interior line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by InHyuk Lee, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman.
Here’s the official solicit:
“THE PUNISHMENT! DARTH VADER failed to turn his son, Luke Skywalker, to the dark side of the Force. No…Luke was too weak to join his father in overthrowing EMPEROR PALPATINE. Vader sought revenge against those who hid Luke from him for all of these years…and in doing so nearly betrayed his master. It did not go unnoticed by Palpatine… time for Vader’s next lesson.”
Big day for comics! I’ve got three books in stores today — please do feel free to ask your local shop to hold copies for you!
FIREFLY #20 — with art by Daniel Bayliss, colors by Francesco Segala, letters by Jim Campbell, cover by Marc Aspinall, and editing by Jeanine Schaefer and Gavin Gronenthal — brings the Bandit King mystery to a head and sets up a shocking climax that sets the stage for BLUE SUN RISING, the first ever FIREFLY comics event!
DARTH VADER #5 — with art by Rafaelle Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by InHyuk Lee, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman — is the big end to our first story arc, with the Dark Lord of the Sith finally finding the tomb of Padmé Amidala.
Finally, JAMES BOND: REFLECTIONS OF DEATH is a big anthology book featuring Bond stories by six different great teams. I wrote a story drawn by Dean Kotz, colored by Kike J. Diaz, lettered by Ariana Maher, and edited by Nate Cosby in which Bond has an unexpected meeting with his old frenemy John Lee, a.k.a. the new Odd Job. Other stories in the book were written by Andy Diggle, Benjamin Percy, Gail Simone, Mark Russell, Vita Ayala & Danny Lore and drawn by Luca Casalanguida, Kewber Baal, Eoin Marron, Robert Carey, and Jordi Perez.
Have fun and stay safe out there!
Writer of over 500 comic books, including PLANET HULK, MECH CADET YU, FIREFLY, and DARTH VADER