IDW Returns To Vader's Castle With A Five-Week Miniseries Event This October

Bespin refugee - July 20, 2019

Chilling Tales of a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Return to Vader’s Castle

Star Wars Adventures Celebrates the Spookiest Season
with a Five-Week Miniseries Event in October

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 19, 2019) – Following the success of last year’s Tales from Vader’s Castle comic-book miniseries, IDW Publishing heads back to the lava planet Mustafar for more Halloween-timed storytelling in Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle.

Shipping weekly throughout October, this five-issue story pairs Star Wars Adventures mainstay writer (and returning Vader’s Castle scribe) Cavan Scott with Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie) for the story of torment deep within Fortress Vader, one that frames five tales of terror to thrill young and mature readers alike!

“I am over the moon to be returning to Vader’s Castle for another helping of Halloween horror from a galaxy, far, far away. And what better way to celebrate the scariest time of the year than by focusing on the villains of the Star Wars saga?” says Scott. “The response to our last visit to Mustafar was phenomenal, and I hope fans will join us once again, embracing the dark side in the company of Sith, warlords, and crazed Imperial scientists.”

Francavilla says, "I'm hyper-excited to be back working on Vader’s Castle! I had so much fun doing the covers for the first mini, and Cavan’s tales are such a delight, that I was happy to hear from IDW that there would be a sequel. I agreed to work on interior pages as well, so it's double the fun for me and for all the readers!"

Each issue focuses on a different villain, each story written by Cavan Scott and illustrated by a renowned comic creator:

#1: Darth Maul, illustrated by Megan Levens: “Maul is the counterpoint and nemesis of my favorite character from the saga, Obi-Wan Kenobi, so getting to tell a part of his story (and draw those fabulous tattoos) was something I didn't hesitate to sign up for!”

#2: Grand Moff Tarkin, illustrated by Kelley Jones: “Although I rooted against him, I always had a sneaking admiration for Tarkin, as he was – in all honesty – the real evil of the Empire: cold, calculating, and all too human!”

#3: Asajj Ventress, illustrated by Nick Brokenshire: “I can't wait to show you the super-creepy shenanigans we're getting up to in the Star Wars universe!”

#4: Jabba the Hutt, illustrated by Nicoletta Baldari: “These are the comics you're looking for!"

#5: Darth Vader, illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III: “I told IDW that I'd draw the Kessel Run in less than 14 parsecs if they could get me on this book again, and they told me I could do it… but only if it was in under 12.”

Each issue of Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle will feature Cover A by Francesco Francavilla, Cover B by that issue’s respective guest artist, and a special black-and-white retailer incentive edition by Francavilla. Issue #1 will also include a special Derek Charm retailer incentive variant.

For information on how to secure copies of Star Wars Adventures, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.

For Further Reading:


Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle • FC • $12.99 • ISBN: 978-1-68405-407-7

About IDW
IDW Publishing stands proudly at the forefront of printed visual entertainment, cultivating a formidable library of world-renowned licensed brands and creator-owned original IP. Its diverse array of comic books, graphic novels, and art books deliver reading enjoyment to fans of all ages. Its award-winning imprints The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions preserve the valuable cultural history of the sequential art medium, while titles under the critically acclaimed Top Shelf and Black Crown banners celebrate fiercely independent voices. IDW Publishing is a division of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: IDWM), a fully integrated media company with robust offerings in publishing, tabletop gaming, multimedia entertainment, and art exhibition via the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.
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