Darth Vader 011 Cover

Darth Vader #11

Published October 21st, 2015


Shadows and Secrets #5 is the eleventh issue of the canon comic book series Darth Vader (2015), set in the classic era. It was published on October 21, 2015 by Marvel Comics.



Publisher's Summary

Aphra’s private investigation on behalf of Vader…
Vader’s investigation on behalf of the Empire…
It all come crashing together… with deadly results.

Creative Team

Publishing Team


Opening Crawl

Book II, Part V

It is a period of foreboding. After the destruction of the Death Star by a Force-strong rebel pilot, the Sith Lord DARTH VADER has taken it upon himself to discover the pilot’s true identity under the Empire’s ever-watchful eye.

Using the expertise of droid archaeologist DR. APHRA and her lethal droids BT-1 and 0-0-0, Vader looted a stash of credits from an Imperial cruiser, making it look like an accident. Aphra, using the stolen credits, located Commodex Tahn, the mortician who oversaw Senator Amidala’s burial, and confirmed Vader’s suspicions about the rebel pilot.

However, Vader’s new adjutant Inspector Thanoth knows that all is not what it seems and plans to investigate further. Thanoth has discovered the location of an information broker called THE ANTE and has created a strike force to bring him down….