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Vader Down

Published by Marvel Comics


Star Wars: Vader Down is a comic book crossover event, set in the classic era. The six-issue series was published monthly by Marvel Comics. It began publication on November 18, 2015, and concluded on January 06, 2016.



  • TypeComic book
  • FormatCrossover event
  • FrequencyMonthly
  • AudienceAdult
  • Release StatusEnded
  • Release Date11/18/2015
  • End Date01/06/2016
  • Number of episodes6
  • Story ArcsVader Down

Publisher's Summary

Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at STAR WARS: VADER DOWN #1 – the kickoff to the blockbuster six-part crossover. Chartbusting writers Jason Aaron (Star Wars, Doctor Strange) and Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader, Young Avengers) join forces with fan-favorite artists Mike Deodato (Original Sin) and Salvador Larroca (Darth Vader) to combine both titles in the mighty Marvel manner!

Vader’s TIE Fighter has been shot down. Seeing this as their one, best chance to take him down once and for all, the Rebellion is ready to throw everything they have at him. Alone, outnumbered and outgunned, Darth Vader must now face the entire might of the Rebel Fleet. But the Rebels are about to learn the true unrestrained power of the Dark Side of the Force.

To defeat their greatest enemy, the Rebel Alliance will risk it all. Yet with it all on the line, could this risky gambit cripple their forces in the fight against the Empire? Find out at this can’t miss crossover event begins on November 18th in the oversized STAR WARS: VADER DOWN #1 and continues in the pages of STAR WARS and DARTH VADER!

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Comic Issue(s)

Darth Vader 013 Cover

Darth Vader #13

The first crossover of Star Wars’s new Marvel age continues here! Vader vs. All the Rebels…it’s not a fair fight!

Star Wars 013 Cover

Star Wars #13

Bringing together the smash-hit Star Wars and Darth Vader series! Leia comes face to face with true evil!

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Darth Vader #14

Han & Luke take on Vader’s forces…and more? Meanwhile…Leia makes a hard decision. Marvel’s first Star Wars event continues here!

Star Wars 014 Cover

Star Wars #14

CHEWBACCA VERSUS BLACK KRRSANTAN! What else do you need? Marvel’s first Star Wars event continues!

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Darth Vader #15

Luke Skywalker—captured by the Empire! Darth Vader—beset by enemies on all sides! The finale of the biggest Marvel Star Wars story yet!