Darth Vader 2020 042 Cover

Darth Vader (2020) #42

Published January 3rd, 2024


Darth Vader (2020) #42 is the forty-second issue of the canon comic book series Darth Vader (2020), set in the classic era. It was published on January 03, 2024 by Marvel Comics.



  • TypeComic book
  • FormatIssue
  • AudienceAdult
  • SeriesDarth Vader (2020)
  • Release StatusReleased
  • Release Date01/03/2024
  • Episode Number#42

Publisher's Summary

THE RISE OF THE SCHISM IMPERIAL! In the wake of DARK DROIDS, DARTH VADER explores his powers and takes on the most dangerous team of rebel heroes he’s ever faced! Meanwhile, the greatest threat to the EMPEROR’S rule is rising … from within THE EMPIRE] itself! Will the DARK LORD OF THE SITH destroy it … or join it? Featuring the comic-book debut of ENRIC PRYDE from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker!

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Opening Crawl


After facing a series of tests by Emperor Palpatine and Grand Vizier Mas Amedda during the scourge of the droids, Darth Vader eventually used the corrupted droids to his advantage, taking out the onslaughts of troopers sent after him.

Now a new threat to the Empire is rising from within, and they’ve got their eyes on Vader….