Darth Vader 009 Cover

Shadows and Secrets #3

Published September 9th, 2015

About the Issue

Vader #9 is the ninth issue of the canon comic book serie Darth Vader published by Marvel Comics. It was released on September 09, 2015.


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?

Creative Team

Publishing Team


Opening Crawl


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...