Darth Vader 005 Cover

Darth Vader #5

Published May 13th, 2015


Vader #5 is the fifth issue of the canon comic book series Darth Vader (2015), set in the classic era. It was published on May 13, 2015 by Marvel Comics.



  • TypeComic book
  • FormatIssue
  • AudienceAdult
  • SeriesDarth Vader (2015)
  • Release StatusReleased
  • Release Date05/13/2015
  • Episode Number#5
  • Story ArcsVader

Publisher's Summary

Vader continues his investigation into the Emperor’s secrets…
Not everyone wants him to find out the truth.
Who is Vader’s mysterious new rival?

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Opening Crawl

Book I, Part V

Crisis strikes the galaxy. After the destruction of the DEATH STAR, the Sith Lord DARTH VADER has been deemed responsible by Emperor Palpatine. Dishonored, Vader now seeks his own agenda – the identity of the Force-strong rebel pilot responsible for the Death Star’s ruin.

Enlisting the assistance of archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA, Vader has acquired a personal army composed of battle droids from a forgotten factory on the planet Geonosis. And with the help of Black Krrsantan and droids Triple-Zero and BT, Vader has captured the mysterious agent CYLO-IV who is secretly working for the Emperor.

Now with the might of an army under his hand, Vader sets out to the far reaches of space to hunt down those whom the Emperor has deemed worthy enough to replace the Dark Lord of the Sith….