Darth Vader Dark Lord Sith 018 Cover

Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith #18

Published July 11th, 2018


Bad Ground is the eighteenth issue of the canon comic book series Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith, set in the prequel era. It was published on July 11, 2018 by Marvel Comics.



Publisher's Summary

It is time for GRAND MOFF TARKIN to repay a long-standing debt to DARTH VADER…
…and settling what is owed will require every last bit of his cunning, and will cost more than he ever imagined.

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Opening Crawl


The Republic is overthrown and the Jedi Order is defeated. Emperor Palpatine rules the galaxy with an iron fist.

Order and security is viciously maintained by Palpatine’s apprentice, the fearsome Darth Vader. Vader’s fall to the dark side and defeat at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi leave him confined to a suit of cybernetic armor to preserve his life. Now, he lives only to serve his master’s Empire.

Chief among Palpatine’s military commanders is the cunning Governor Wilhuff Tarkin, whose ruthless efficiency has secured him a powerful position in the new order….