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Darth Vader Annual #2 (2018)

Published July 18th, 2018


Darth Vader Annual #2 (2018) is a issue of the canon comic book series Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith, set in the prequel era. It was published on July 18, 2018 by Marvel Comics.



Publisher's Summary

DARTH VADER intends for the Empire to hold no secrets for him — or from him. Which means it is time to dig into the pet project of GOVERNOR WILHUFF TARKIN and ORSON KRENNIC: the massive battle station being built on GEONOSIS. Opportunity arises when the project is hindered by sabotage from unknown forces. THE EMPEROR calls on his dark enforcer to root out the source of treachery that threatens to destabilize the Empire’s galactic ascent.

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Opening Crawl


The Republic is overthrown and the Jedi defeated. Emperor Palpatine, Dark Lord of the Sith, rules the galaxy with an iron fist.

Order and security is bloodily maintained by Palpatine’s apprentice, the fearsome Darth Vader, whose fall to the dark side of the Force and defeat at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi leave him confined to a suit of cybernetic armor to preserve his life.

Now, Vader lives only to serve his master’s Empire — but he isn’t Palpatine’s only weapon. The Emperor has many loyal servants, such as Governor Wilhuff Tarkin, whose plans to safeguard the New Order could threaten even Darth Vader’s powerful position….