New Star Wars Darth Vader Volume to Tell Origins of Red Lightsaber
The next Darth Vader solo story will focus on the Dark Lord of the Sith’s early days as a cyborg killing machine and will tell the story of how he got his red lightsaber.
Star Wars: Darth Vader # 1 will be written by Charles Soule with art by Guiseppi Camuncoli. The book will be set just after the ending of “Revenge of the Sith” with Padme Amidala dead and their twins Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa separated by birth by Obi Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Bail Organa.
You can expect the dude to be pissed.
Here’s what the writer had to say about this new story arc:
The first arc is going to revolve around Vader’s construction of his red lightsaber, because at the end of Revenge of the Sith, he obviously loses his blue saber when he gets all chopped up and Obi-Wan takes it to eventually give to Luke down the road. So we end up with a character who is known as having this iconic sword, like his magical red sword, but he doesn’t have it yet. So what better way to start a big huge series than with a quest for a magic sword? We’re going to explore the mythology around lightsabers to some degree, which will be very fun. I’m really lucky that I get to tell that story. Seems like a big piece of the puzzle for him.
If you’re not sold on this solo story, then you might want to pick up Vader Down, the crossover story between the current Star Wars book and the previous Darth Vader volume.