For the past few years Marvel has been publishing “Black, White & Red” anthology series spotlighting “deadly characters such as Wolverine, Elektra, and Deadpool and showcases their most shocking adventures in stunning black, white, and RED!” The publisher is traveling to a galaxy far, far away for its next series with Star Wars: Darth Vader – Black, White & Red limited series arriving this April.
Announced earlier today on StarWars.com, the series will feature all-star lineup of comics talent including Jason Aaron who launched Marvel’s Star Wars ongoing series back in 2015. Aaron will be collaborating with artist Leonard Kirk for a story that spans all four issues.
The chance to revisit Vader incredibly excites Aaron as he told StarWars.com:
“‘All I am surrounded by is fear. And dead men.’ That moment from ‘Vader Down’ is still one of my favorite things I’ve written during my time at Marve. lI loved getting to let Darth Vader cut loose with all his power in such an epic way. And I couldn’t pass up the chance to revel in the dark side again and put Vader in an even more perilous situation… and then see how he carves his way out.”
The first issue issue will also include a story written and drawn by creator Peach Momoko in her first-ever interior work for a Star Wars comic. Likewise this will be writer Torunn Grønbekk‘s first Star Wars comics project. Alex Maleev provides the cover art for the first issue of the series. No other members of the creative team were listed in the announcement.
Editor Mark Paniccia expressed great excitement for the series:
“This is a project we’ve been waiting to do for a while and we’ve got more amazing talent lined up that I can’t wait to announce. It’s such a thrill to use this unique storytelling approach on one of the greatest villains in the galaxy.”
Star Wars: Darth Vader – Black, White & Red is due out in stores and digitally on Wednesday, April 26th.