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 Adventuresmainstay writer Cavan Scott with Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla for the story of torment deep within Fortress Vader, one that frames five tales of terror to thrill young and mature readers alike!
Each issue focuses on a different villain, each story written by Cavan Scott and illustrated by a renowned comic creator:
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!”
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!”
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!”
Jabba the Hutt, illustrated by Nicoletta Baldari: “These are the comics you’re looking for!”
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.
(w) • Derek Charm, Chris Fenoglio, Kelley Jones, Corin Howell, Robert Hack,
Charles Paul Wilson III (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)
How do a band
of rebels distract themselves when sneaking into the creepiest place in the
galaxy? Tell scary stories of course! Follow Lina Graf, Crater, and friends as
they sneak—and fight—their way into the terrifying castle of Darth Vader! Along
the way, they’ll trade spooky stories featuring the most terrifying villains
and creatures in the universe!
TPB • FC • $12.99 • 120 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-407-7
Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle #5 (of 5)
Cavan Scott (w) • Derek Charm, Charles Paul Wilson III (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Tales from Vader’s Castle puts a spooky spin on your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away! This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features Rebels stars Hera, Kanan, and Chopper; Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku; Han Solo and Chewbacca; the Ewoks; and of course, Darth Vader—all under the shadow of Vader’s Castle! Fans will be excited to discover these creepy stories by fan-favorite writer Cavan Scott with art by the greatest talent from across the galaxy.
Joe Hill (w) • Charles Paul Wilson, III (a) • Gabriel Rodriguez (c)
A graphic novel prequel to Hill’s New York Times bestselling novel NOS4A2. Discover the terrifying funhouse world of Christmasland and the ageless monster who rules it. Climb into the passenger seat as Hill and artist Charlie “Talent” Wilson III explore Charlie Manx’s twisted beginnings, introduce a new and depraved cast of characters to Christmasland, and take us for a 100 MPH ride down an icy nightmare road in a car with no brakes…
IDW Publishing is providing a chance for readers of all ages to explore the creepiest corners of the Star Warsuniverse in Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle, a thrilling five-part comic book event with new issues hitting stands every Wednesday in October. Fan-favorites Cavan Scott and Derek Charm team up with an incredible roster of guest artists for this special miniseries, just in time for Halloween.
The weekly series features beloved characters from throughout the galaxy, including Rebels stars Hera, Kanan, and Chopper; Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku; Han Solo and Chewbacca; and the Ewoks! What frights and scares await them in Darth Vader’s castle?
Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla provides cover artwork for each Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle issue, while different renowned creators (Kelley Jones, Chris Fenoglio, Corin Howell, Robert Hack, and Charles Paul Wilson III) lend their distinctive styles to spooky tales over the course of the five weeks.
Delilah S. Dawson (w) • Elena Casagrande & Silvia Califano (a) • Catherine Nodet (cover a) • J.J. Lendl (cover b) • Charles Paul Wilson III (cover ri)
Witness the stunning conclusion to our first installment of Case Files! While investigating a rash of bizarre crimes in a small Florida town, Scully and Mulder find themselves in the clutches of an alligator-worshiping cult!
Erik Burnham & Tom Waltz (w) • Dan Schoening, Charles Paul Wilson III, Cory Smith (a) • Kevin Eastman (c)
This oversized Deluxe Edition features extra art, creator annotations, and more! When a new invention goes haywire, the Turtles are sent to a whole new type of New York City. One with a whole lot more ghosts… and Ghostbusters! The two teams will have to learn to get along quickly, because a new foe from the Turtles’ past has followed them and aims to conquer NYC!
HC • FC • $24.99 • 132 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-873-1
World Fantasy, International Horror Guild, and Bram Stoker Award-winning author Joe Hill turns his attention to a legend—Tales From The Darkside.
Originally planned as a reboot for the storied series, Hill’s scripts for these never-broadcast television episodes allow the New York Times bestselling author to stretch his creative muscles, his effortless mastery of the twisted subject matter injecting new terrors into this silver screen legend.
Joining Hill in resurrecting this classic is Charles Paul Wilson III, known to many Joe Hill fans as the artist responsible for the nightmare vision made real in their most recent collaboration, Wraith, a graphic novel prequel to the Hill’s bestselling book N0S4A2. In Tales From The Darkside, Wilson’s tack-sharp interpretation of Hill’s vision is on display in a series of illustrations accompanying the scripts.
First created by George A. Romero, Tales From The Darkside offered a grim but compelling anthology-style series. Hill’s scripts for the unaired reboot of the series will debut in the eponymous comic series beginning this June, but fans looking for more raw Hill, this new scriptbook provides a unique glimpse into the creative process, and a look at what could have been.
Look for Tales From The Darkside: Scripts by Joe Hill wherever books are sold this October.