Darth Vader 016 Cover

The Shu-torun War #1

Published February 10th, 2016


Vader #16 is the sixteenth issue of the canon comic book series Darth Vader. It was published on February 10, 2016 by Marvel Comics.



  • TypeComic book
  • FormatIssue
  • AudienceAdult
  • SeriesDarth Vader
  • Release StatusReleased
  • Release Date02/10/2016
  • Episode Number#16
  • Story ArcsThe Shu-torun War

Publisher's Summary

The planet Shu-torun (introduced in the Darth Vader Annual) is revolting.
Darth Vader is tasked with leading a military assault.
Has Vader’s rise to glory begun?

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Opening Crawl

Book III, Part I

It is a time of rebuilding for the Empire. After the Death Star’s destruction, Darth Vader, the Emperor’s chief enforcer, struggled to keep his place after he was seemingly put in a rivalry with the cybernetically-enhanced operatives of a cyborg specialist named Cylo.

Vader was sent to the ore-rich planet of Shu-torun to bring its leadership in line. After assassinating the ruling family and installing its youngest daughter as Queen, Vader promised worse for their planet should it not fall in line.

Soon after, one of Cylo’s agents, a cyborg Mon Calamari named General Karbin, laid a trap for Vader, setting the Dark Lord against a Rebel Fleet with no backup. Vader survived and made Karbin pay for his deception, but in doing so, his secret ally Doctor Aphra was captured by the rebels….