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Darth Vader 2015 Comic Run

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The Darth Vader 2015 Comic Run is a canonical series published by Marvel Comics, starting in February 2015. Penned by Kieron Gillen and illustrated by Salvador Larroca, the narrative runs alongside the events of the Star Wars comic series, bridging the gap between 'A New Hope' and 'The Empire Strikes Back'.

The main plot sees the iconic Sith Lord, Darth Vader, plunged into numerous political and personal struggles after the destruction of the Death Star. Held responsible for the traumatic setback, Vader falls out of favor with Emperor Palpatine and becomes the target of his master's machinations. The series delves into Vader's complex character, illustrating both his destructive power as well as his resourcefulness and cunning in pursuit of his own secret objectives.

In his journey, Vader is driven by a dual agenda: to regain his standing in the Emperor's eyes and to discover the identity of the young Rebel pilot who destroyed the Death Star. The 25-issue comic series presents Vader as a multidimensional figure in a dangerous, political landscape and introduces new key characters in his story, such as Doctor Aphra, and the murderous droids, Triple Zero and Beetee.

The series, which ended in October 2016, received critical acclaim for its storytelling and visually stunning depiction of the Star Wars universe. It successfully expanded upon the character of Darth Vader beyond his previously established persona, adding nuance, depth, and intrigue to the Dark Lord's journey. The Darth Vader 2015 Comic Run is widely recognized as a significant contribution to the broader Star Wars mythology.

In a nutshell, the series stands as a fascinating exploration of one of the galaxy's most notorious villains, revealing new aspects of his character and offering fans insightful context about his actions and motivations in the original Star Wars trilogy.

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