Cast in stark shades of black, white, and red, Marvel Comics is about to delve deep into the true viciousness of Star Wars best-known villain.
The dark lord rises
Are you aware of the Black, White, and Blood line of books from Marvel? A series that has previously starred Wolverine, Elektra, and Deadpool, BWaB is exactly what it sounds like. That’s to say, a comic that showcases the violence of its main characters, in a streamlined color palate.
Now that series is expanding, with a semi-new title in Star Wars: Darth Vader – Black, White & Red. But while the “Blood” might have been replaced in the title, you probably shouldn’t expect it to be any less brutal.
And is all spun out of a single line of dialogue.
The stories that await in STAR WARS: DARTH VADER – BLACK, WHITE & RED will be crafted by an all-star lineup of comics talent including Jason Aaron! The superstar New York Times bestselling writer who helped launch Marvel’s current Star Wars comics to great success in 2015 and penned some of Vader’s most iconic comic book moments along the way, returns to a galaxy far, far away! Aaron will team up with fellow Star Wars mastermind Leonard Kirk for a rousing saga that will span all four issues. The debut issue will also include a story written and drawn by visionary creator Peach Momoko in her first-ever interior work for a Star Wars comic and mark the Star Wars debut of acclaimed writer Torunn Grønbekk.
“‘All I am surrounded by is fear. And dead men.’ That moment from ‘Vader Down’ is still one of my favorite things I’ve written during my time at Marvel,” Aaron told StarWars.com. “I loved getting to let Darth Vader cut loose with all his power in such an epic way. And I couldn’t pass up the chance to revel in the dark side again and put Vader in an even more perilous situation… and then see how he carves his way out.”
“This is a project we’ve been waiting to do for a while and we’ve got more amazing talent lined up that I can’t wait to announce,” Editor Mark Paniccia said. “It’s such a thrill to use this unique storytelling approach on one of the greatest villains in the galaxy.”Marvel Comics press release
From Jason Aaron, Peach Momoko, Leonard Kirk, and others, Star Wars: Darth Vader – Black, White & Red hits stands in April.