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.
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.
Thrilled to report that STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #4 is in comic book shops today, and also available digitally at Comixology! Ask your local retailer to hold a copy for you today!
The book was written by yours truly with a cover by InHyuk Lee, interior line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramanga, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman. Here’s the solicit:
WHO HUNTS THE HUNTER? DARTH VADER continues his terrifying quest for vengeance against everyone who hid the existence of his son from him. But on NABOO, the DARK LORD OF THE SITH faces a deadly new challenge as his focus turns from LUKE to PADMÉ, the wife of the man Vader used to be. And what secrets lie in the tomb of PADMÉ AMIDALA?
The book’s already gotten multiple rave reviews – feel free to checkthemout, but be wary of spoilers!
Very happy to report that I’ve got two comic books hitting shops this Wednesday.
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #3 continues the dangerous team up between the Dark Lord of the Sith and a mysterious woman with the face of Padmé Amidala. Script by yours truly, interior art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by InHyuk Lee, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman. Read a preview here!
FIREFLY #18 continues to explore how outlaw Malcolm Reynolds’ new job as sheriff puts him in direct conflict with the rest of the Serenity crew. Script by yours truly, interior line art by Lalit Kumar Sharma, colors by Francesco Segala, letters by Jim Campbell, cover by Marc Aspinall, editing by Jeanine Schaefer and Gavin Gronenthal. Preview here.
Absolutely thrilled to have two big books in comic book shops today. I’m hugely proud of both STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #2 and RONIN ISLAND #11. Both books feature huge reveals in big emotional stories and I can’t wait for you to get your hands on ’em.
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #2 features the huge reveal of what’s going on with the mysterious figure on the cover. A deep emotional dive into Vader’s dark psyche as well as a ominous thriller in the making. Cover by Inhyuk Lee, interior art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman.
RONIN ISLAND #11 is the penultimate issue in the series! Everything’s coming to a head and the emotional stakes have never been higher. Art by Giannis Milonogiannis, colors by Irma Kniivila, letters by Simon Bowland, editing by Eric Harburn and Amanda LaFranco.
Thrilled that STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #1 is finally hitting comic book shops this coming week! In the wake of EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, Darth Vader seeks revenge against everyone who hid his son Luke from him — and ends up digging deeper into his past than he’s prepared for.
In the meantime, check out the lettered preview pages below, with art by the great Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by InHyuk Lee, words by yours truly, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman.
If you care about Padmé Amidala, you need the new STAR WARS: DARTH VADER comic book series. Here’s the cover for issue #2 by InHyuk Lee and interior art by Raffaele Ienco and Neeraj Menon, written by yours truly. First issue in comic shops Feb 5, second issue in shops March 11!
I’m signing STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #1 at JHU Comic Books in NYC on Wednesday, February 5 from 6 to 8 pm!
Hugely excited about this one. The story follows the Dark Lord in the wake of EMPIRE STRIKES BACK on his mission of vengeance to find everyone who hid his son Luke from him. The book’s drawn by Raffaela Ienco, colored by Neeraj Menon, lettered by Joe Caramagna, and edited by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman with covers by Inhyuk Lee. Everyone’s working at the top of their game and I think this one’s turning into something very special — hope you enjoy it!
Some goofy fun: I found a grape that reminded me of the Mandalorian. Posted about it on Twitter. Hundreds of people shared it. And ComicBook.com wrote about it. Now I’m completing the circle by writing about that. Enjoy.