All good things, even stories about lords of the dark side, must come to an end. After being one of the two ongoing stories launched in 2015 as part of Marvel’s new Star Wars line and being one of the top selling titles pretty consistently, IGN has the exclusive word that Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca’s Star Wars: Darth Vader series will end with issue 25 in August.
Alongside the main ongoing Star Wars series, as well as miniseries starring characters from Princess Leia to Lando to Chewbacca, Star Wars: Darth Vader has picked up the baton to tell stories that happened after Star Wars: A New Hope but before Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Darth Vader’s solo specifically was meant to tell the story about how Vader went from being blamed for the failure of the first Death Star to the even more powerful individual that he was at the start of Empire Strikes Back .
The title’s end, one Gillen said made sense when they realized that they were at a great spot to tell the end of the story they always had in mind, leaves Star Wars and Star Wars: Poe Dameron as the two sole ongoing titles in the line for the moment. With part of their post A New Hope lineup wrapping up and with the praise that Poe Dameron is getting, it could be possible that Marvel is ready to tell even more stories in the post Return of the Jedi before The Force Awakens era if they want to return to having a third ongoing series.
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #25
KIERON GILLEN (W) • SALVADOR LARROCA (A)
Cover by JUAN GIMENEZ
VARIANT COVER BY ADI GRANOV
VARIANT COVER BY Jamie McKelvie
VARIANT COVER BY Michael Cho
VARIANT COVER BY KaMome Shirahama
VARIANT COVER BY Joe Quesada
SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY Joe Quesada
VARIANT COVER BY Chris Samnee
VARIANT COVER BY Sara Pichelli
VARIANT COVER BY Cliff Chiang
VARIANT COVER BY SALVADOR LARROCA
ACTION FIGURE VARIANT BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
It has all built up to this! Vader’s trials against Cylo’s creations! His machinations against the Emperor! His covert missions with Doctor Aphra and her murderous droids! All comes to fruition in an oversized 40-page issue by the stellar team of Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca! You won’t want to miss this ending!
56 PGS./Rated T …$5.99