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Charles Soule Writing Origin Of Darth Vader's Lightsaber

Written by Tim Midura on Friday, March 10 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Charles Soule Writing Origin Of Darth Vader's Lightsaber

"I don't give a shit where the stuff I love comes from!" -Patton Oswalt

Source: IGN

Comedian Patton Oswalt's 2007 stand-up special Werewolves and Lollipops contains a bit titled At Midnight I Will Kill George Lucas with a Shovel. You can read the entire bit here, but it's essentially a scathing take on the lack of a need for the Star Wars prequels culminating in "Hey, do you love Angelina Jolie? Does she give you a big boner? Well then here's Jon Voight's ballsack!"

Not everything needs to be explained in an origin story. The Silence Of The Lambs was scary; Hannibal Rising was unnecessary. Carlito's Way is a classic, while Carlito's Way: Rise to Power is a let down. Darth Vader is a being of pure evil, dressed in all black, wielding a red lightsaber. Now, Charles Soule will answer the question that's on the lips of every Star Wars fan: where did Vader get his iconic red lightsaber?

"The first arc is going to revolve around Vader's construction of his red lightsaber, because at the end of Revenge of the Sith, he obviously loses his blue saber when he gets all chopped up and Obi-Wan takes it to eventually give to Luke down the road. So we end up with a character who is known as having this iconic sword, like his magical red sword, but he doesn't have it yet. So what better way to start a big huge series than with a quest for a magic sword?" Soule said. "We're going to explore the mythology around lightsabers to some degree, which will be very fun. I'm really lucky that I get to tell that story. Seems like a big piece of the puzzle for him."

The new Darth Vader #1, written by Soule, with art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, is set to release in June.


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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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