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Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith #1

Published June 7th, 2017


The Chosen One #1 is the first issue of the canon comic book series Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith, set in the prequel era. It was published on June 07, 2017 by Marvel Comics.



Publisher's Summary

The most fearsome villain of all time returns with an all-new series! When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and to the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that was once dear to him, the former Chosen One must take his first steps to a darker world… as Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith! Join Vader as he learns a new way — the way of Darth Sidious and his newly formed Empire… the way of the dark side.

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Opening Crawl

Part I

The Clone Wars are over. The Jedi are defeated. Palpatine has become Emperor, finally in position to bend the galaxy to his will through the power of the Sith.

Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker has fallen to the dark side of the Force. Swayed by Palpatine’s promise to help prevent the death of his pregnant wife, Padmé, Skywalker betrayed the Jedi and became the Sith Lord Darth Vader. Defeated by his old friend and former master Obi-Wan Kenobi, Vader was left to die on the volcanic planet Mustafar.

Retrieved by Palpatine, and placed into a suit of cybernetic armor to preserve his life, Vader awakens to learn that wife has died. Now, for Darth Vader, there is only rage, pain, and the new Galactic Empire….