Wednesday, January 21, 2015

'Darth Vader #1' Already Has 300k Pre-Orders, New Variant Covers Unveiled

By: Benjamin Hart

Last week Marvel's Star Wars comics returned with a bang with the release of "Star Wars #1"! Now we can begin looking ahead to the next series launch: "Star Wars: Darth Vader #1". The comic, drawn by Salvador Larroca and written by Kieron Gillen, is set to hit shelves February 11th, and is reporting that it has already acquired 300,000 pre-orders. Like it's counterpart series "Star Wars", "Darth Vader" is set after the events of A New Hope and wll follow Vader after the destruction of the first Death Star. also revealed a number of variant covers for the book. You can check out a few of them below:

Alex Ross Variant
Mico Suayan Hastings Exclusive
Alex Ross Webstore Exclusive Boba Fett Variant
Mike Del Mundo Variant

The official synopsis reads:

"The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series!
Ever since Darth Vader made his first on-screen appearance, he became the one of the most popular villains to ever haunt an audience's dreams! Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own series, showing the Empire's war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! Writer Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery, Iron Man) and artist Salvador Larroca (Invincible Iron Man, X-Men: No More Humans) bring us a peek behind the mask of evil!"

Be sure to check out's article for the rest of the awesome variant covers you'll want to be on the lookout for come February 11th!


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