Announced today at Marvel’s annual SDCC “Cup O’ Joe” Panel featuring Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, the Marvel Star Wars comic franchise will mark its first anniversary by releasing its first line-wide crossover event, Star Wars: Vader Down.
Co-written by flagship title author Jason Aaron and Darth Vader writer Kieron Gillen, Vader Down will see the titular Sith lord at his most vulnerable and most powerful. When his ship crash lands on an unspecified planet, the Rebel Fleet will “risk everything” for the opportunity to take down their most powerful enemy. They’ll throw everything they have against Vader, and the series will throw the kitchen sink at you.
Vader Down will feature appearances from Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, Aphra, and more. The six-part miniseries will begin in November 2015 and will feature Mike Deodato and Salvador Larroca on art with covers by Mark Brooks. The crossover will begin in Vader Down #1 and spill into Star Wars and Darth Vader.