Prepare for some spooky Star Wars stories with October’s “Tales From Vader’s Castle” from IDW

Prepare for some spooky Star Wars stories with October’s “Tales From Vader’s Castle” from IDW

Star Wars is all sorts of great.  I hardly think that’s a controversial statement.

Spooky fun around Halloween time is also great. 

This October?  IDW gives us both, with the five-issue miniseries Tales From Vader’s Castle.  Releasing weekly in October, the series will relay several “campfire stories” set in a galaxy far, far away, each spookier than the last.  From writers Cavan Scott and Derek Charm, the series will have an all-star lineup of pencilers with covers from Francesco Francavilla.  Check out the details below.

Per IDW: 

Tales from Vader’s CastleCelebrates Spooky Stories in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Campfire Ghost Stories Get a Star Wars Adventures Spin in Weekly October Event

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 18, 2018) – IDW Publishing invites readers of all ages to explore the creepiest corners of the Star Wars universe 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.

“I’ve always loved scary stories, and where better to tell them than the lair of Darth Vader himself?” says writer Cavan Scott. “Being asked to write any Star Warscharacter is a joy, but tackling the Dark Lord of the Sith? That’s a childhood dream… or should I say, a nightmare! Vader terrified me growing up, and I can’t wait to add to the legacy of Star Wars’ villain, providing frightening new scares for the next generation.”

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?

Artist Derek Charm says, “Since this is a spookier story about these characters stranded on this nightmarish planet, it’s been fun really pushing the horror aspect in the art. The shadows are heavier, the colors are harsher, and everything has this apocalyptic vibe… like things may not work out for our heroes!”

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.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the creepy Cavan Scott, the frightening Francesco Francavilla, and an array of eerie artists into the creepiest corners of the Star Warsuniverse for Tales from Vader’s Castle,” says Michael Siglain, Creative Director of Publishing for Lucasfilm. “There’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than with these spooky stories from a galaxy far, far away.”

Tales From Vader’s Castle will release a new issue each week this October. 

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