27 Jun 2017 10:05 AM +00:00 UTC

Marvel & Lucasfilm Introduce New Jedi

Since Disney purchased Lucasfilm from George Lucas, we've seen a surge of Star Wars comics that expanded the stories of our favorite characters, and we're introduced to new characters we've never seen in the films before. In Darth Vader #2, written by Charles Soule with art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, one of those new characters was just introduced, and he's a Jedi named Kirak Infil'a, and he has an epic confrontation with the greatest Sith lord himself, Darth Vader.

Here's what the issue's solicitation's description says:

"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 into 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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In the series that takes place after Revenge of the Sith, Vader has to prove himself as a worthy adversary.

In the second issue, Vader has to seek out a Jedi's lightsaber so he can steal it and reconstruct into a weapon for the Sith. The comic shows that Kirak infil'a has been inactive in recent years, which will make Vader's hunt more challenging. The comics show us a glimpse of the Jedi.

(Image: Marvel Comics)

The teaser for issue #3 tease that an epic duel will take place between Darth Vader and the newly-introduced Jedi:

(Image: Marvel Comics)

Darth Vader #3 will be available on July.

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