Star Wars: Darth Vader #36 comes out next week on July 12th but today the stars smiled down upon us and have delivered an official preview of the issue.
This has not been my favorite run by any means but this issue has me intrigued.
In the preview, we see a droid revolutionary called Ought-Six giving a fiery speech to a room of droids about the way the galaxy (namely The Empire) treats non-organics. Ought-Six is the leader of the Droid Crush Pirates of Bestoon.
This is a droid group that either came from Bestoon (the same Bestoon from “Ochi of Bestoon) or simply operates from there that first appeared in Darth Vader #8 (2020). They were hired by Ochi and Sly Moore to take out Darth Vader and… it didn’t go well.
Now the droids are rebuilt and ready for vengeance against the Dark Lord of the Sith. Where, undoubtedly, they will get wrecked again.
In the preview, Ought-Six convinces our favorite murder droids BT-1 and 0-0-0 to exact their revenge by killing Vader and his ex-wife’s look-a-like, Sabe.
This seems to line up with where we are going with Dark Droids. The droids start to fight back and demand to be treated as sentient instead of just tools to use for the gain of organics.
Check out the full preview below and may the force be with you.
Also, if Sabe betrays Vader again can she just die? She’s flirted with treason too many times to still be alive.
Keep it real everywookiee.
Star Wars: Darth Vader #36
(W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) Leinil Yu
DEATH BY DROID! With his Force powers still out of control, Darth Vader’s more powerful and vulnerable than ever before… Which makes this the perfect time for him to be BETRAYED by one of his most trusted associates (and astoundingly, it’s not APHRA or OCHI)!
Featuring the return of TRIPLE-ZERO and BEE TEE – and the deadliest team up of droids Vader has ever faced!
In Shops: Jul 12, 2023