Published on April 4th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning


Horror comes to a galaxy far, far away in Star Wars: Vader’s Castle–The Deluxe Library Collection coming soon from Dark Horse Books and Lucasfilm Publishing. This large format hardcover volume collects all the stories from the Sith Lord’s sinister lair, including the only reprinting of the one-shot, Shadow of Vader’s Castle. Featuring creepy new cover art by Francesco Francavilla, the deluxe book collects the following comics stories: Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle, Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle, Star Wars Adventures: Shadow of Vader’s Castle, Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader’s Castle, and the Star Wars Adventures: Free Comic Book Day 2019 short story “Droid Hunters.”

These tales are written by Cavan Scott (Star Wars: Tales from the Death Star) and rendered in ghastly detail by acclaimed artists Francesco Francavilla (All-Star Batman), Derek Charm (Star Wars Adventures), Megan Levens (Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures), Kelley Jones (Dracula Book), Corin Howell (Calamity Kate), Robert Hack (The X Files), Nicoletta Baldari (Disney’s Frozen Adventures), Nick Brockenshire (Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures), and Charles Paul Wilson III (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), colored by Charlie Kirchoff (Star Trek), Michelle Madsen (Criminal Macabre), Valentina Pinto (Calamity Kate), and Michael Devito (The Stuff of Legend), lettered by Robbie Robins (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Tom B. Long (Transformers), Andworld Design (Something is Killing the Children), Shawn Lee (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and Valeria Lopez (Wellington).

Exhumed from the lava mines of Mustafar comes the complete legends of Darth Vader’s castle: a shadowy tower haunted by the dark side. Join Rebel Commander Lina Graff, Lieutenant Hudd, and their friends as they sneak through the citadel’s dank corridors in search of escape. Along the way they trade terrifying tales of Obi-Wan, Han, Chewbacca, the Ewoks, and other galactic heroes facing off against interstellar creeps such as menacing Sith, soulless stormtroopers, possessed droids, alien witches, mutant monsters, and more! When Hudd falls into the clutches of Vaneé, the castle’s creepy caretaker, he is treated to further spine-chilling stories of the galaxy’s most vile villains, including Darth Maul, Asajj Ventress, Jabba the Hutt, and Vader himself! Even after the band of rebels flee the fortress, they are pursued by nightmares of rampaging were-Wookiees, Dagobah swamp monsters, and other ghouls!

And for the first time, the Shadow of Vader’s Castle one-shot is collected here, in which the Mustafarian locals share their own hair-raising legends about the villainous stronghold.

Are you brave enough to set foot in the Sith Lord’s fortress of fear?

The Star Wars: Vader’s Castle the Deluxe Library Collection hardcover volume contains 424 pages and measures 8 x 12.1875″. The collection will be available September 24, 2024 in bookstores and September 25, 2024 in comic shops. It is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, TFAW and at your local comic shop and bookstore and will retail for $49.99.

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Praise for Star Wars comics:

“Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle is the perfect return to Star Wars ghost stories that will be sure to delight younger fans and possibly interest older ones. Will you step into Vader’s Castle?”—The Brazen Bull

“Star Wars: Tales from the Death Star is a fantastic addition to the Star Wars universe, providing a fresh look at the iconic location that has remained so relevant and significant in the movies.”—Capes and Tights

“The art, the writing, the colors and the great cliffhanger combine into a grand adventure worth coming back for. (Star Wars: Ghost’s of Vader’s Castle)”—Comic Crusaders

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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