For decades, fans of Star Wars wondered how Luke Skywalker’s father went from being a hero of the Republic to Darth Vader. Beginning in 1999, the Star Wars prequels nominally answered those questions. But it wasn’t until the animated series, The Clone Wars was released that Lucasfilm had enough screen time to properly dive into the long process of sliding towards the Dark Side. But while the rise and fall of Anakin Skywalker has now been explored in depth, there’s still a chunk of the elder Skywalker’s life that is shrouded in mystery: The gap between the end of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and the beginning of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
It’s a gap Lucasfilm and Marvel aim to fill with their upcoming comic Darth Vader. Not to be confused with the other Marvel comic entitled Darth Vader that takes place during in the aftermath of A New Hope (seriously guys, giving both comics the same name is confusing), the new series will be from the creative team Charles Soule (Poe Dameron, Astonishing X-Men) and Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-Man) and pick up right where Revenge of the Sith leaves off.