Darth Vader 2020 031 Cover

Darth Vader (2020) #31

Published February 8th, 2023


Darth Vader (2020) #31 is the thirty-first issue of the canon comic book series Darth Vader (2020), set in the classic era. It was published on February 08, 2023 by Marvel Comics.



  • TypeComic book
  • FormatIssue
  • AudienceAdult
  • SeriesDarth Vader (2020)
  • Release StatusReleased
  • Release Date02/08/2023
  • Episode Number#31

Publisher's Summary


The Dark Lord finally comes face-to-face with Skakoan revolutionary Jul Tambor – and Sabé finally must pick sides! Is Jul just another selfish, revenge-driven monster? Or is he a freedom fighter who desperately cares about his people? Or both?
And is Vader more interested in crushing Jul – or completing the co-option of the Handmaidens of Padmé Amidala?

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Opening Crawl


Sabé has slipped further under the influence of the Empire. Seeking to liberate their companion or end her desecration of Padmé’s memory, Sabé’s fellow handmaidens launched a rescue operation.

The handmaiden Dormé infiltrated the ”Executor” to track down Sabé, but Darth Vader swiftly apprehended her. On Skako Minor, Sabé violated her orders to execute revolutionary Jul Tambor who then revealed that through the data banks of droids destroyed by the Sith, he has determined Darth Vader’s weakness.

Refusing to sacrifice one sister for another, the handmaidens rushed to Dormé’s rescue. They then threatened to activate the ”Executor”’s self-destruct protocol unless Darth Vader relinquished control over Sabé.

Now Jul Tambor has taken Sabé hostage, forcing the handmaidens to ally themselves with Darth Vader….