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Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 is a great start to a post-Empire Strikes Back universe to fill in the gaps for fans. The artwork by Raffaele Ienco and colors by Neeraj Menon are top-notch, with action that will get you up out of your seat. The cliffhanger on the last page makes Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 a must-read!
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Panel Breakdown: DARTH VADER #1 By Grek Pak, Raffaele Ienco & Neeraj Menon

Welcome to PANEL BREAKDOWN, a weekly series where we take a look at our favorite panels of a comic book. This week we are talking about the new Marvel Comics series Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 written by Greg Pak, with art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, and you are reading Joe Caramagna’s letters.

With Star Wars: Darth Vader #1, we take a look at the action sequence that takes place over 8-pages on Tatooine. The panel setup and the artwork by Ienco make it really easy to get sucked into the story and start swinging your pencil around like a lightsaber.

About Star Wars: Darth Vader #1:

“JOIN ME, AND TOGETHER, WE CAN RULE THE GALAXY AS FATHER AND SON!”
THE TRAGEDY OF DARTH VADER CONTINUES!
In the shattering climax of The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader infamously reveals his true relationship to Luke Skywalker and invites his son to rule the galaxy at his side. But Luke refuses — plunging into the abyss beneath Cloud City rather than turn to the Dark Side. We all remember Luke’s utter horror in this life-altering moment. But what about Vader? In this new epic chapter in the Darth Vader saga, the dark lord grapples with Luke’s unthinkable refusal and embarks on a bloody mission of rage-filled revenge against everything and everyone who had a hand in hiding and corrupting his only son. But even as he uncovers the secrets of Luke’s origins, Vader must face shocking new challenges from his own dark past.
Writer Greg Pak and artist Raffaele Ienco unleash Darth Vader on his dark quest of vengeance and discovery this February! With covers by InHyuk Lee!


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As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.

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