Marvel Continues the Star Wars Mania With ‘Vader Down’

Preview pages and variant covers

After a huge splash, Star Wars comics sales have remained pretty high, and obviously excitement is going to get pretty frenzied in the next couple of months. It’s no wonder Marvel committed to an exclusive contract with Jason Aaron – he has done a great job bringing life to these “lost” tales. Do we need a crossover? Maybe not. Are we going to buy it anyway? Of course.

From Marvel:

Two of the biggest comics in the world collide this November as STAR WARS and DARTH VADER cross over for the first time! And it all starts right here!

Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at STAR WARS: VADER DOWN #1 – the kickoff to the blockbuster six-part crossover. Chartbusting writers Jason Aaron (Star Wars, Doctor Strange) and Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader, Young Avengers) join forces with fan-favorite artists Mike Deodato (Original Sin) and Salvador Larroca (Darth Vader) to combine both titles in the mighty Marvel manner!

Vader’s TIE Fighter has been shot down. Seeing this as their one, best chance to take him down once and for all, the Rebellion is ready to throw everything they have at him. Alone, outnumbered and outgunned, Darth Vader must now face the entire might of the Rebel Fleet. But the Rebels are about to learn the true unrestrained power of the Dark Side of the Force.
To defeat their greatest enemy, the Rebel Alliance will risk it all. Yet with it all on the line, could this risky gambit cripple their forces in the fight against the Empire?

Find out at this can’t miss crossover event begins on November 18th in the oversized STAR WARS: VADER DOWN #1 and continues in the pages of STAR WARS and DARTH VADER!

STAR WARS: VADER DOWN #1 (SEP150827)
Written by JASON AARON
Art by MIKE DEODATO
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Variant Cover by JOELLE JONES (SEP150829)
Connecting Variant A by CLAY MANN (SEP150828)
FOC – 10/26/15, On-Sale – 11/18/15

DARTH VADER #13 (SEP150830)
Part 2 of VADER DOWN
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by SALVADOR LARROCA
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Connecting Variant B by CLAY MANN (SEP150831)
FOC – 11/02/15, On-Sale – 11/25/15

STAR WARS #13 (SEP150832)
Part 3 of VADER DOWN
Written by JASON AARON
Art by MIKE DEODATO
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (SEP150834)
Connecting Variant C by CLAY MANN (SEP150833)
FOC – 11/09/15, On-Sale – 12/02/15

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