Darth Vader #25 is probably the most anticipated Star Wars comic from Marvel this year and no doubt it will be talked about a lot in the coming months.

Kristin Baver over at StarWars.com has spoken at length with the series writer, Charle Soule, about the series that has got so many of us excited and craving more Vader.

Writer Charles Soule on the Journey to Marvel’s Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith‘s Climactic End

In the final issue on sale now, fans venture behind the mask and into the mind of Star Wars’ most recognizable villain, taking the last steps toward the dark side as seen through Vader’s eyes.

Spoiler warning: This story contains details and plot points from Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Issue #25.

Since 2005, when Charles Soule first sat in a darkened movie theater and watched the newly born Darth Vader lurch off the surgical slab with an agonized cry of mourning, he’s been waiting to discover what happened after the credits rolled on Revenge of the Sith.

More than a decade later, his comic book series Marvel’s Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith picked up at this pinnacle moment and invited fans on a visceral exploration of Anakin Skywalker’s transition beneath the mask. We’ve watched as he grew accustomed to his mechanized suit, sometimes being forced to rebuild himself from droid parts in the heat of battle. The story brought us closer to understanding Vader’s motivations and the Emperor’s power over his apprentice. His turn to the dark side has been punctuated by moments of light, an ambiguous action that can at once be read as Vader protecting his own interests or protecting the future, and levity.

Today, with the final issue in the series on store shelves, we finish this journey at Darth Vader’s side in the most intimate exploration of his inner self yet. Or as Soule described it in his initial pitch for the final issue: “Very trippy, very dark, and intense and strange.”

Please beware the full interview does contain spoiler, so appraoch with caution uintil you’ve read the final instalment.


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