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.

by Mark Brooks

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.



  1. And THIS is why I cried with Dark Horse lost the SW license to, of all people, Marvel. The LAST thing SW comics need is to get all “Marvel-ed up” with endless, pointless, money-draining “events.” The story probably ends with some female wearing Darth Vader’s armor… (it’s the only idea Marvel has these days).

    No way I’m paying for Marvel to abuse SW the same way it abuses its own characters. Adios, Marvel. I might miss having SW comics each month, but I will not miss YOUR SW comics each month.

  2. I am curious how there can be any real tension or feeling of excitement with the SW license books that focus on the main characters in the Episode IV – VI era. You know he is going to survive until Jedi as well as all the main characters listed since the films set their history.

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