STAR WARS: DARK DROIDS: The Horrors Heading To the Star Wars Galaxy Announced at Star Wars Celebration
During Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023, a new saga in Marvel’s Star Wars comics is hitting shelves this summer. Led by writer Charles Soule and artist Luke Ross, Marvel will launch the new event and limited series STAR WARS: DARK DROIDS. This event will also spin off into new series and tie into four ongoing series that are currently bridging the gap between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi films: Star Wars, Star Wars: Darth Vader, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, and Star Wars: Bounty Hunters.
DARK DROIDS will delve into the horror genre, which is new for the Star Wars universe. This new threat includes corrupted droids, cyborgs, and everything in between. What will the universe do when their friendly neighborhood droid goes off the rails?
Marvel’s Description of STAR WARS: DARK DROIDS:
“Who or what is the Scourge — and why is no droid safe? As a corruption spreads from one droid to the next, the Rebel Alliance and the Empire both face chaos! What role does Ajax Sigma from last year’s Star Wars: Revelations one-shot play in all of this? And whose side is he on?”
The DARK DROIDS event features multiple tie-ins from ongoing STAR WARS comics this August. These tie-ins feature work from writers: Charles Soule, Greg Pak, Alyssa Wong, and Ethan Sacks and Artists: Luke Ross, Madibek Musabekov, Raffaele Ienco, Minkyu Jung, and Davide Tinto.
STAR WARS #37
Something has gone horribly wrong with Lobot, putting the Rebellion at terrible risk! Lando Calrissian will do anything to save his friend, even if it means betraying the Rebels. Will the SCOURGE OF THE DROIDS destroy any chance to cure Lobot, or will he be lost forever?”
Star Wars: Darth Vader #37
“CURSE OF THE JEDI!
Killer Droids have taken over Darth Vader’s flagship Super Star Destroyer, the Executor!But even with the powerful Kyberite shield, the Dark Lord of the Sith cannot fully control the Force!Will the lessons of Jedi Masters Qui-Gon and Obi-Warn save him from the SCOURGE — or make him a tool for its galactic conquest?”
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #35
“The Milestone 75th Issue of Doctor Aphra!
Something is rotten in the House of Tagge! Sent by Domina Tagge to investigate a series of strange droid malfunctions, Doctor Aphra faces a deadly enemy from the past—a horde of Clone War-Era Prototype Battle Droids designed by Domina herself! Is this sabotage? Betrayal? Or something far, far worse?”
Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #37
“The Haunting Secret Mission of Jango Fett!
The Bounty Hunters must contend with the looming shadow of the sins of Boba Fett’s father! What is the secret that lurks on the mysterious droid outpost, The Haven? Who is Tarr Kligson and what is his connection to Jango Fett?”
It all kicks off with STAR WARS: DARK DROIDS #1 available at your favorite local comic shop on August 3rd.
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