Earlier this week Lucasfilm announced on the official Star Wars website that it was rolling out a brand new Darth Vader comic series by Charles Soule, the comic writer known for Anakin and Poe Dameron. With art done by Giuseppe Camuncoli, the series picks up right after the events of Revenge of the Sith and features Vader's time in the Dark Side.
In a new interview with IGN Soule describes the book as "Darth Vader: Year One" and reveals a few details on the opening scene of the comic as well as the series' first arc.
"The book begins one second after the end of Revenge of the Sith. Darth Vader is in the armored suit...he has shouted ‘No!' in the way we see in the film, and then it picks up immediately after that point. So we see him adjusting to that. We see him learning to be more machine than man. We see him going through some really, really cool early moments of his early mythology and history."
The writer also promises that the series will tackle more expansively on the lightsaber lore and explore how Vader builds his red lightsaber after turning to the Dark Side.
"The first arc is going to revolve around Vader's construction of his red lightsaber, because at the end of Revenge of the Sith, he obviously loses his blue saber when he gets all chopped up and Obi-Wan takes it to eventually give to Luke down the road. So we end up with a character who is known as having this iconic sword, like his magical red sword, but he doesn't have it yet. So what better way to start a big huge series than with a quest for a magic sword?"
The films in the Star Wars saga definitely don't have that much time to explore the lore behind lightsabers, however through Darth Vader and series like Star Wars Rebels and Clone Wars it seems like fans will be able to learn more about the many mysteries of the lightsaber.
Darth Vader #1 is set to arrive in June.