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.
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.
I’m beyond thrilled to reveal the cover and solicit for STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #1, a new series starting in February 2020, written by yours truly with art by Raffaele Ienco and covers by Inhyuk Lee!
It’s been a massive joy to work on this book. We’re tackling what I think is the most compelling and unexplored period of Vader’s life — the moment after EMPIRE STRIKES BACK when he grapples with Luke’s refusal to join him on the Dark Side. We’re getting the chance to dig into some shocking corners of Vader’s past and present — taking this story to some pretty astounding places. And Raffaele’s interiors and Inhyuk Lee’s covers are already blowing my mind.
GREG PAK (W)
RAFFAELE IENCO (A)
COVER BY INHYUK LEE
VARIANT COVER BY RAFFAELE IENCO
VARIANT COVER BY TONY DANIEL
VARIANT COVER BY MIKE DEL MUNDO
EMPIRE STRIKES BACK VARIANT COVER BY:
MOVIE VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
“JOIN ME, AND TOGETHER, WE CAN RULE THE GALAXY AS FATHER AND SON!”
THE TRAGEDY OF DARTH VADER CONTINUES
In the shattering climax of The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader infamously reveals his true relationship to Luke Skywalker and invites his son to rule the galaxy at his side. But Luke refuses — plunging into the abyss beneath Cloud City rather than turn to the Dark Side. We all remember Luke’s utter horror in this life-altering moment. But what about Vader? In this new epic chapter in the Darth Vader saga, the dark lord grapples with Luke’s unthinkable refusal and embarks on a bloody mission of rage-filled revenge against everything and everyone who had a hand in hiding and corrupting his only son. But even as he uncovers the secrets of Luke’s origins, Vader must face shocking new challenges from his own dark past.
Writer Greg Pak and artist Raffaele Ienco unleash Darth Vader on his dark quest of vengeance and discovery this February! With covers by InHyuk Lee!
40 PGS. / Rated T / $3.99
Writer of over 500 comic books, including PLANET HULK, MECH CADET YU, FIREFLY, and DARTH VADER