Darth Vader 009 Cover

Darth Vader #9

Published September 9th, 2015


Shadows and Secrets #3 is the ninth issue of the canon comic book series Darth Vader (2015), set in the classic era. It was published on September 09, 2015 by Marvel Comics.



Publisher's Summary

Vader has a new mission to do for the Empire.
Unfortunately, it’s completely at odds with his own mission.
What’s a Dark Lord to do?

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Opening Crawl

Book II, Part III

It is a period of insurgency. After the destruction of the Death Star by a Force-strong rebel pilot, the Sith Lord DARTH VADER was deemed responsible by his master, Emperor Palpatine. Enlisting the help of archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA and droids, Beetee and Triple-Zero, Vader is able to pursue his own agenda under the Empire’s ever watchful eye.

Using the expertise of Aphra and a carefully selected crew of bounty hunters, Vader looted a stash of credits from an Imperial cruiser under the guise of an accident. Complete with a droid army, a team of bounty hunters, and an Imperial fortune on hand, Vader is one step closer to finding the Rebel pilot.

Now in the Anthan system, Vader’s new adjudant Imperial Inspector Thanoth gets to the bottom of what happenedon the ill-fated Imperial cruiser…