Monday, November 24, 2014

Marvel Provides a First Look at New Darth Vader Comic Book Series

Beginning in February 2015, Marvel Comics will begin publishing a monthly serial titled Darth Vader. The Dark Lord of the Sith will be featured in his own ongoing series which begins at the ending of Star Wars: A New Hope ( aka Episode III, aka the original Star Wars movie) and will focus on the war with the Rebel Alliance from the Empire's perspective.

I'd been excited about Marvel Comics new Star Wars series until I recently saw that the first issues were priced at $4.99.  Buying these comics at $5 a pop on a regular basis was a prospect I was having some second thoughts about.  Fortunately, I found out that the issues will be regularly priced at $3.99 which while that is still somewhat pricey it is the current industry average for a comic book.  The reason for the price increase I noticed was that Issue #1 for both the new Star Wars and Darth Vaders series will be 48 pages while subsequent issues will be $3.99 for 32 pages.  For Darth Vader's launch in February it also appears that both Issue #1 and #2 will both be published that month to kick off the title.

Marvel recently announced that the Darth Vader series will be written by Kieron Gillen and its artwork will be by Salvador Larroca.  They also posted for fans the image below along with a gallery of artwork from the Darth Vader series on  CLICK HERE to view the full gallery.

ISSUE #1 - 48 PGS./Rated T …$4.99
ISSUE #2 - 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
On sale in February 2015!

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