Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 13: Burning Seas, Part I is the thirteenth issue in Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith, a comic book series by Marvel Comics. It was written by Charles Soule and was released on March 14, 2018.

Publisher's summaryEdit

As the Empire's grip tightens, the stirrings of Rebellion begin in the Mon Cala system. Order must be maintained…a job which falls to Vader, his inquisitors…and a man named Wilhuff Tarkin.[1]

Plot summaryEdit

Part I
Three [sic] years have passed since the ascension of
Emperor Palpatine, the formation of the Great Galactic
Empire, and the descent of former Jedi Knight Anakin
Skywalker into his new form as twisted half-man,
half-machine  Darth Vader — Sith apprentice to

Vader and his squad of evil Force-wielding hunters,
the Inquisitors, have had great success seeking out
the few survivors of the purge that destroyed the noble
Jedi Order just prior to Palpatine's rise. Few Jedi
remain in the galaxy.

But now, a threat has arisen to the Emperor's
still-new, still-vulnerable again, and Vader must
confront both his past and present....


The comic states that three years have passed since the proclamation of the New Order, despite the Sixth Brother's death in the novel Ahsoka, which is set just one year after the Empire's formation. Lucasfilm Story Group member Matt Martin clarified the issue on Twitter, stating that the comic should read one year instead of three.[2] The comic also refers to Wilhuff Tarkin as a Grand Moff, despite the novel Tarkin establishing that the rank was not created until 14 BBY.[3] These continuity errors were fixed in the digital versions of the comic, and they are slated to be fixed for the trade paperback release.

In one panel, Commander Jordo, an Imperial Security Bureau officer in white uniform, is depicted with a standard Imperial military uniform, despite being in the same sequence of events where he was depicted in the standard white ISB uniform. In another panel, Tarkin also appears to refer to Colonel Bergon as Commander Jordo.



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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 MarvelLogo Darth Vader (2017) #13 on Marvel Comics' official website (backup link)
  2. TwitterLogo @missingwords (Matt Martin) on Twitter "No. The Palpatine line should be one year. Although I'd assume he's generalizing and it's not literally one year to the day." (screenshot)
  3. Tarkin

External linksEdit

Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith
The Chosen One: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
The Dying Light: 7 · 8 · 9 · 10
The Rule of Five: 11 · 12
Burning Seas: 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17
Bad Ground: 18
Fortress Vader: 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25
Trade paperbacks
1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Annual 2 · Hardcover 1
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