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New Marvel Comic Explores Darth Vader's Origins

The latest endeavor from comic creators Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli is set to unravel just what pushed Anakin Skywalker over the edge... in the written world, at least. Comicbook.com broke the news.

Another pair of creatives, Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca, set the groundwork with Star Wars: Darth Vader, which had a whopping 25 issues in total, and "chronicled how Vader learned the identity of the X-Wing pilot who blew up the Death Star and dealing with the subsequent revelation that his son was alive."

Following the Gillen-Larroca collaboration came Doctor Aphra, a series that was somewhat of a spiritual successor, though it centered on a new character.

Thankfully for Vader comics fans, Soule and Camuncoli are beginning things again and bringing forth something fresh. With Marvel Comics, the duo will unleash their all-new #1 this summer. Darth Vader #1 is the comic's official name, but some have said that, given its origin-heavy plot, it could just as easily be called Darth Vader: Year One.

The upcoming comic will explore how Darth Vader came to be, pinpointing specific moments in his life's timeline (like his Mustafar transformation and his raiding of the blockade runner on Tantive IV) all while framing it around his obedience to Darth Sidious.

As reported by Comicbook.com, the events of the Soule and Camuncoli-created comic will come hot off the heels of what happened in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, when Anakin Skywalker fell to Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The editor for Marvel's Star Wars comics, Jordan D. White, commented on what's to come and how exciting it is to get to explore Darth Vader a bit more.

"I'm so excited that we get to tell more stories about the best villain of all time...and this time, we get to show his very first steps into the Dark Side," he stated. "I was blown away by some of the stuff we plan to show in this series...and I think readers will be, too—from hardcore Star Wars fanatics to those who want to see more of that deadly threat from the end of Rogue One. Charles has an evil streak in him that readers might have seen whenever he's written Palpatine in the past. Now, that comes front and center."

Darth Vader #1 hits newsstands in June. While you wait to learn more about the infamous villain, find out all the ways you can beat Darth Vader. (Sneaky, sneaky!)