While in Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #23, the Spark Eternal continues its quest for power.
In Marvel’s Star Wars: Darth Vader #26, the Sith Lord looks to finally capture Governor Tauntaza, an Imperial working secretly with Crimson Dawn. Vader has tracked Tauntaza to a fortress concealed by an artificial sandstorm, bringing up memories from his former life -- and skills long buried. In StarWars.com’s exclusive preview of the issue, Vader finds himself mounting a podracer once again and driving head first into the protective waves of sand. “I’m the only human who can do it,” he once said of podracing. It’s still true.
Meanwhile, in Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #26, the titular archaeologist -- still possessed by the evil Spark Eternal -- pays a visit to Crimson Dawn’s Archivist. Sana Starros, however, has a plan to rescue Aphra. She’ll just need some help…
Darth Vader #26, written by Greg Pak and illustrated by Raffaele Ienco, with a cover by Rahzzah, arrives August 24 and is available for pre-order now on ComiXology; Doctor Aphra #23, written by Alyssa Wong and illustrated by Minkyu Jung, with a cover by W. Scott Forbes, also arrives August 24 and is available for pre-order now on ComiXology. Both issues will also be available at your local comic shop.