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NYCC: 'Darth Vader' Ends At Issue 25, But There Is Another…

Written by sdsichero on Saturday, October 06 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

NYCC: 'Darth Vader' Ends At Issue 25, But There Is Another…

Also a new Star Wars novel has been announced

Source: NYCC 2018: Alphabet Squadron Revealed and More from the Lucasfilm Publishing Panel

During the Lucasfilm Publishing Panel at New York Comic Con, a bunch of Star Wars publications -- both fiction and non-fiction -- were on display as usual. Most of the content have been announced previous with a few updates (updated cover art, release dates confirmed), but there were a couple of bits of news that did come out of it.

On the comics front, writer Charles Soule announced that not only is Darth Vader issue #25 the final chapter of the "Fortress of Vader" storyarc, but it is the final issue of the series, which is the second volume of the title. Issue #25 arrives in December.

darth-vader-25-cover-666x1024.jpgDarth Vader volume 2 issue #25 cover


If you're a fan the Sith Lord, you may feel some comfort that his comics presence will linger for at least a little while. Writer Chuck Wendig announced a new 5-issue miniseries titled Shadow of Vader. Shadow of Vader will explore the effect Vader had in the galaxy. Wendig will be telling different tales in each issue:

Each issue will feature a different set of characters: Issue #1 is a Friday the 13th homage, with Vader hunting down kids at summer camp; issue #2 stars the one-and-only Willrow Hood; issue #3 centers on a morgue attendant on the Death Star; issue #4 diverges to focus on the Acolytes of the Beyond; issue #5 follows a New Republic pilot — whose parents were killed by Vader — who joins the Resistance only to learn that Leia's father is the Sith Lord.


According to starwars.com, it looks like the miniseries is supposed to start in November.

shadow-of-vader-1-666x1024.jpgShadow of Vader #1 cover


shadow-of-vader-2-666x1024.jpgShadow of Vader #2 cover


On the novel front a new title was announced. Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed will be set post-Return of the Jedi and stars a "unique" team of pilots each manning a different type of starfighter. The book will chronicle their struggle to end the war once and for all. Alphabet Squadron will launch June 2019.

alphabet-squadron-cover-674x1024.jpgAlphabet Squadron cover (not final)



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