Darth Vader’s all-black suit, complete with cape, is one of the iconic bad-guy outfits. But could you actually piece all the necessary components together, and if so, how much would it cost?
Obi-Wan Kenobi being struck down—and becoming more powerful than we could possibly imagine—is a defining moment in the Star Wars saga. It informs so much of Luke’s journey from farmhand to Jedi Knight. It’s a chapter in the tragic tale of Anakin Skywalker. But in the initial script, it wasn’t going to happen.
Darth Vader is fearsome. Darth Vader is tragic. But also? Darth Vader is the sassiest Sith lord around. From the Star Wars movies to the current comic, Vader is capable of pulling out fantastic insults and comebacks, as easily as his lightsaber. Here are some of the our favorite put-downs from the Dark Lord himself.
After the release of the Rogue One trailer, the internet was abuzz with theories that parts of the new Star Wars film were filmed in a London Tube station. Which is, of course, not true. Everyone knows that the Death Star has an incredibly comprehensive public transit system—possibly the best in the universe.
The second season of Star Wars Rebels just ended, with an episode that had huge ramifications not just for the show, but for Star Wars as a whole. Death! Deceit! New characters! Old characters! Twists! Mystery! It’s the kind of episode you just have to talk about—and we did just that, with the best person possible. …
The second season of Star Wars Rebels will conclude on March 30 with an hour-long episode and a major battle—a battle fans have been waiting for for years, but the combatants never saw coming. It’s the battle between Anakin Skywalker and his former apprentice, Ahsoka Tano.
“We’re doomed.” C-3PO’s classic Star Wars line was sort of a joke—but it could be literally true, when it comes to the heroes of Star Wars Rebels. Because there’s no way that all of these people can all still be alive by the end of the series. Right?
There are a lot of dumb Star Wars-branded products on the market, and a Darth Vader toothpick dispenser certainly had the potential to be one of the worst. But by having Vader snatch and wield a toothpick like it was his lightsaber, Bandai has made this absurd collectible a must-have addition to any collection.
Darth Vader’s Imperial March is - apart from the Main Theme - the most iconic part of the music of Star Wars. It’s big, bombastic and menacing. So, what happens when you change the key that piece is in?
The Lord of the Knights of Ren got swindled. It turns out the semi-melted helmet he opens his heart to in The Force Awakens isn’t Vader’s real helmet from his pyre on Endor in Return of the Jedi—and here’s the proof.
Kylo Ren had a huge legacy to live up to in the new Star Wars, because Darth Vader is one of cinema’s all-time great villains. But Vader’s legacy is also a huge part of what makes Kylo Ren so fascinating—because he’s everything that Anakin Skywalker should have been in the prequels.
Darth Vader is many things—tragic villain, almighty horror, dab hand with a lightsaber—but he is not a dancer. Thanks the the Darth Vader Annual, we now know that this is what happens when you’re stupid enough to insist that the Dark Lord of the Sith take you for a twirl on the dance floor.
If the Smithsonian is where the nation keeps some of its greatest treasures, then it’s time to toss a few Muppets and pack away those ruby slippers to make room for what is clearly the greatest gingerbread creation of all time.
It’s been a remarkable year for comics. Huge publishers like DC and Marvel have rejuvenated their line-ups with tons of amazing books; beyond the big two, there’s been some of the most compelling, challenging material in the industry we’ve seen in years. It was hard to narrow it down, but here’s 20 of 2015’s best.
Marvel’s new Star Wars crossover event, Vader Down, is pretty much all about reminding us that Darth Vader is not a Sith Lord to be trifled with. And while Vader does get some nifty moments in the event’s second part, the best moment comes thanks to a member of the comic’s amazing supporting cast.
Darth Vader should be an immensely intimidating figure. Emphasis on the should, because over the years, his appearances in increasingly silly scenarios as part of Star Wars’ place in pop culture have blunted his reputation. But Vader Down’s first issue is a fantastic reminder that we should never underestimate the…
It’s always the most embarrassing part of a fallen regime. All those statues, no longer relevant. Usually they come down, hence the severed head of Vladimir Lenin recently unearthed in Berlin. But what to do with all those Lenins still standing? Turn them into the likeness of a more benevolent leader, of course.