Darth Vader 008 Cover

Darth Vader #8

Published August 5th, 2015


Shadows and Secrets #2 is the eighth issue of the canon comic book series Darth Vader (2015), set in the classic era. It was published on August 05, 2015 by Marvel Comics.



Publisher's Summary

Bounty Hunters on the attack—against the Empire!
Darth Vader and Aphra continue their alliance – but how long will it last?
Plus: Who is Tagge’s mysterious new agent?

Creative Team

Publishing Team


Opening Crawl

Book II, Part II

Chaos disrupts the galaxy. After the destruction of the Death Star by a mysterious Force-strong rebel pilot, the Sith Lord DARTH VADER was deemed responsible by his master, Emperor Palpatine. Now pursuing his own agenda, Vader enlisted the assistance of the bounty hunter BOBA FETT and archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA.

In an attempt to find the boy who destroyed the Death Star, Vader returned to the desert planet of Tatooine only to find an empty husk of a hut, scorched with blaster marks where the boy battled the infamous bounty hunter.

Elsewhere on the Outer Rim planet Son-Tuul, a gathering of bounty hunters and mercenaries are greeted by Aphra, who offers them the chance to steal the sum of a lifetime from an Imperial ship….