The final issue of Darth Vader & The Lost Command will be on shelves this Wednesday (5/25). Last issue saw Vader betrayed, ambushed, set on fire, and left chained up to face his past in the bowels of an alien cathedral. In Issue 5, Vader has to dig deep to escape his captors and finish his mission to find Moff Tarkin’s son… In the preview below, Vader finally confronts Captain Shale during his search for Garoche Tarkin and the Lady Saro.
Again, the entire art crew (Rich Leonardi on pencils; inker Daniel Green; colorist Wes Dzioba; and letterer Michael Heisler) has done a fantastic job, and Tsuneo Sanda’s cover is stellar.
You can pick up Darth Vader & The Lost Command #5 at your local comic book shop or order from TFAW.
As always, Free Comic Book Day was a blast. Blue Moon has posted a few pics here.
Along with signing a bunch of our own stuff, Michael Stribling and I were also scribbling on a special print that he produced based on a setting and characters I’ve been kicking around for a while. Currently codenamed “The Dark Divide,” I’m working on bringing the world to life in several arenas: One of our current projects at Fearless Studios is a prototype of core gameplay inspired by the concept; I just wrapped up the rough draft of Chapter 11 of a novel; and Cedrick (my Fearless co-founder) and I are discussing funding for a comic book limited series or graphic novel.
The image below is a teaser with early concepts for two of the (probably way too large) cast. The version we signed had some text on it, but none of the logos are final, so I’ve opted to post the unadulterated version here (mostly so I could type “unadulterated”). Click on the image to enlarge (but be warned; the final image is pretty big…).
Without going into virtually ANY detail on the concept or characters, I will say that I love the semi-transparent tentacles… And, I’ll mention that we’re really working hard to make these characters as iconic as possible – hence the big green goggles on the gunslinger in the foreground. We’re not completely there yet, but it’s coming along. Any feedback is welcome!
I’ll be at Blue Moon Comics Saturday 5/7 from 12-4 celebrating Free Comic Book Day with the talented Michael Stribling. Blue Moon will have some copies of Darth Vader & The Lost Command on hand for signing, and I’m sure Michael will have some of his work on display as well. As a special bonus, Michael can show something he’s working on that’s the first official collaboration between the two of us — an original image based on some characters and a world I’ve been kicking around for a while, and which has evolved into one of the game concepts we’re developing at Fearless Studios. Stop by if you’re in the North Bay!