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Star Wars

The Complete Vader

By Ryder Windham; Peter Vilmur

Lucas Books, Hardcover, 9780345522979, 183pp.

Publication Date: October 18, 2011


Star Wars: The Complete Vader is the definitive book on the history, myth, and cultural impact of Darth Vader. From his early development in the first Star Wars film by George Lucas, to the new legends created in comics, videogames, and novels, to his ongoing appearances on everything from television commercials to bedspreads, Vader presents a complete view in all his incarnations as the Dark Lord of the Sith. Going beyond the films to cover his further adventures in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the book combines new insight with exclusive interviews and photographs from the Lucasfilm Archives. Interactive reproductions of rare memorabilia fire the imagination, while pages packed with never-seen-before images explore the world’s endless fascination with the notorious Darth Vader.

About the Author
Ryder Windham is the author of more than fifty Star Wars books, including Star Wars: The Complete Vader and Millennium Falcon: A 3-D Owner s Manual. A former graphic designer and comic book editor, he is an instructor and the Certificate Advisor for the Comic and Sequential Art Program at Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education and an honorary member of the 501st Legion. He resides with his family in Providence, Rhode Island.

Pete Vilmur has worked at Lucasfilm for three years as content developer for and, and has authored dozens of articles for the company's fan club magazine, Star Wars Insider. A life-long Star Wars collector, this is Vilmur's second book with Sansweet, the first being 2005's Star Wars Poster Book.