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Darth Vader’s had his run of solo comedian books through the years from quite a lot of creators. Some of them have been fairly good, a few of them have been unusual, however they’ve all gone a methods into exhibiting what makes the drama queen previously often known as Anakin Skywalker totally compelling after his fall. Vader’s lower a imply, imposing determine over the Star Wars universe for many years, and there’s nothing that Lucasfilm loves greater than reminding us of that truth.

Hence, Star Wars: Darth Vader—Black, White, & Red, a four-issue comedian miniseries all concerning the cyborg Sith lord. Revealed by forward of the weekend, the anthology will function Vader-centric tales from comedian guide veterans, with the chief gimmick being that it’s all offered in, you guessed it—black, white, and purple. It’s following a current development in Marvel comics with characters like Moon Knight and Wolverine, and marks Star Wars’ first foray into the color-coded storytelling format.

The huge headline of Black, White, & Red is that it marks the return of author Jason Aaron (Avengers, Thor) to the Star Wars universe. Aaron beforehand helmed the flagship Star Wars guide again in 2015 and 2016’s Vader Down, and is penning a four-issue story for the anthology drawn by Leonard Kirk (Sabretooth, All-New Wolverine). “I loved getting to let Darth Vader cut loose with all his power in such an epic way,” mentioned Aaron. “I couldn’t pass up the chance to revel in the dark side again and put Vader in an even more perilous situation… and then see how he carves his way out.”

Other creatives introduced for Black, White, & Red embrace Torunn Grønbekk (Jane Foster & the Mighty Thor, Punisher War Journal), and variant cowl artist Peach Momoko. The anthology marks each Grønbekk first written venture for Star Wars, and Momoko’s first time as an inside artist for a comic book within the franchise. Grønbekk mentioned that getting to jot down “the most iconic pop culture villain in history” has been a enjoyable expertise. She added that her story “not only gives you a glimpse of the gritty reality of the Star Wars universe but also showcases Vader at his most cunning and violent.”

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Star Wars: Darth Vader—Black, White, & Red will launch its first subject on April 26.

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