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Marvel caps off new Star Wars: Darth Vader run with a Kevin Eastman variant

Here’s a rarity for you, as the TMNT’s Kevin Eastman is set to lend his penciling to a variant cover for Marvel’s Star Wars: Darth Vader.

That Kevin Eastman?

Yes, that Kevin Eastman. The very same artist that co-created the global icon that is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is heading to the Galaxy Far, Far Away. The result of the collaboration is a pretty wicked cover illustration, that’ll be finishing up the run of Marvel’s Darth Vader miniseries in style.

The fourth and final issue of Star Wars: Darth Vader – Black, White & Red will be arriving on the stands this July, and will bring Vader back to the frigid world of Hoth. It’s a story that’s still somewhat cloaked in secrecy, but seems to take place between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

Cover by Kevin Eastman

Hitting stands in July, Eastman depicts Vader in his iconic and distinct style as he finds himself trapped on the icy planet Hoth. Vader’s mysterious return to this famous Star Wars location, first seen in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, will be revealed in a thrilling new tale by writer Frank Tieri and artist Danny Earls. The issue will also present the final chapter of Jason Aaron and Leonard Kirk’s saga that ran across all four issues and a mind-melting venture into Vader’s psyche by Steve Orlando and Paul Davidson.

Marvel Comics press release

We haven’t seen what the standard cover looks like for this issue just yet, but it’ll be from artist Taurin Clarke. It might be pretty great, though it’s gonna be tough to best the sheer cool-factor of Kevin Eastman drawing Darth Vader.

Pick your fave, or just grab both, when Star Wars: Darth Vader – Black, White & Red #4 (of 4) hits the stands on July 26th.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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