Darth Vader 018 Cover

Darth Vader #18

Published March 30th, 2016


The Shu-torun War #3 is the eighteenth issue of the canon comic book series Darth Vader (2015), set in the classic era. It was published on March 30, 2016 by Marvel Comics.



Publisher's Summary

With resources vital to the Empire on the line, Vader makes his move…
But Cylo and his forces are looking to show him up before he can!
Full-scale warfare on the surface of Shu-torun!

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Publishing Team


Opening Crawl

Book III, Part III

It is a time of chaos for the Empire After the destruction of the Death Star, Darth Vader is showing no mercy to any rebel sympathizers.

In an effort to regain allegiance from the ore-rich planet, Shu-torun, Vader has assassinated the royal family and cast the throne to its youngest surviving daughter, the new Queen Trios. Despite the deadly warning, rebel acts continue, requiring further reprimand from the Empire.

Elsewhere, Vader’s secret ally, Dr. Aphra has fallen into the hands of rebels. Vader has issued a bounty for her recovery, dead or alive, prepared to bring an
end to any who dare test him. Meanwhile, Shu-torun has banded together to fight back against Vader’s attacks. Hope seems slim, until a new ally surfaces: Cylo….