Are you ready for more Return To Vader’s Castle? Issue #2 drops today!
Read the official solicit:
Return to Vader’s Castle for a spooky spin on your favorite villains from a galaxy far, far away…
This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars Galaxy and features a wretched hive of scum and villainy including Darth Maul, Grand Moff Tarkin, Asajj Ventress, Jabba the Hutt—all under the shadow of Darth Vader!
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, including Nicoletta Baldari, Nick Brokenshire, Francesco Francavilla, Kelley Jones, Megan Levens, and Charles Paul Wilson III!
Cavan is so excited for you to read the latest issue, and had this to say:
This is the idea that sparked off the entire mini-series. Micheal Siglain and I are rabid Hammer Horror fans and had often suggested the idea of turning Peter Cushing’s Moff Tarkin into the Empire’s very own Baron Frankenstein. It was a story we hadn’t been able to get into the original Tales From Vader’s Castle series, so pushed for a sequel. We also knew we wanted comic legend (and gothic horror fan) Kelley Jones to draw the issue. Kelley leapt at the idea and the pages are truly special, especially when you add Michelle Madsen’s incredible colours to the mix.
As for the creature itself, well, I knew I wanted a patchwork monster made up of different aliens and started making a list of potential body-parts. As anyone who knows me is all too painfully aware, I’m also an obsessive Doctor Who fan. One of my favourite serials is the Tom Baker classic, The Brain of Morbius, which sees everyone’s favourite Time Lord facing a Gallifreyan Frankenstein monster. In the show, Morbius’s brain is implanted in a stitched-together monster which has a huge claw as one of its hands. It only seemed fitting, therefore, that Tarkin’s monster had a Nephran claw, as made famous by Solo‘s Therm Scissorpunch…
Return To Vader’s Castle #2 is available in all good comic shops in North America.