Victor Von Doom goes toe-to-toe with Darth Vader in this amazing Art

The Dark Lord of the Sith might have gone up against Batman recently, and that's all well and good - but what would happen if he brawled with everyone's favourite All-Caps leader of Latveria? Comic artist icon Alex Ross imagined just that in this awesome piece of work. » 11/26/14 4:37pm 11/26/14 4:37pm

Caption this comic for a chance to win a copy of Vader's Little Princess

In Darth Vader and Son, cartoonist Jeffrey Brown asked the question, "What if Darth Vader raised Luke Skywalker?" Now he's giving Leia the same treatment with Vader's Little Princess. Want to get your hands the book for free? Write a caption for this Vader/Leia moment for a chance to win a copy. » 4/06/13 9:30am 4/06/13 9:30am

Darth Vader has no idea how to get to Tokyo Disneyland

It seems like the Dark Lord of the Sith and his small Stormtrooper retinue got a bit lost on their way to Tokyo Disneyland's Star Tours event. The trio wander about Tokyo and the nearby countryside, enjoying the sites, listening to a little shamisen music, and, uh... getting attacked by fresh fish. And is that Darth… » 3/20/13 9:50am 3/20/13 9:50am

Please speak up so the Dark Lord of the Sith can hear you

They say in space no one can hear you scream. But in Darth Vader's E-3778Q-1 life support armor, it can be pretty difficult to hear much of anything. You'd think as elaborate as his suit is, it'd have some kind of hearing aid - or at least a volume control - but I guess not. No wonder he's so cranky throughout the… » 1/07/13 4:46pm 1/07/13 4:46pm

How to make your voice sound like Darth Vader

Darth Vader wouldn't be Darth Vader without James Earl Jones — no doubt about it. But that doesn't mean you can't try to recreate his spine-chilling voice with the help of some reasonably accessible audio tools — and you don't have to be a recording engineer to do it. Here are some neat ideas (along with some video… » 12/03/12 3:31pm 12/03/12 3:31pm

A newspaper profile of Darth Vader from 1977, when he was a nobody

Darth Vader is many things: iconic villain, tragic figure, ambiguously Jewish Sith lord. But back when Star Wars opened, Darth was nothing but — as The San Francisco Chronicle put it — a run-of-the-mill "star creature" and "metallic creature." For more fun with Darth Vader and local papers, see the time David Prowse … » 10/08/12 5:50pm 10/08/12 5:50pm

6 Times Famous Supervillains Lost Their Damn Minds

Audiences tend to laud iconic scoundrels for one or two particularly nefarious capers. For example, everybody relishes Darth Vader's misbehavior in The Empire Strikes Back, but nobody remembers when he tried to out-scheme Princess Leia out of obtaining a bank loan. Here's a half-dozen memorable times your favorite bad… » 9/17/12 10:30am 9/17/12 10:30am

This 500-pound Darth Vader cake could feed the entire Death Star

Have you ever wondered what Darth Vader would look like if he hailed from Candyland? After building a 300-pound, Imperial-stormtrooper-shaped pastry earlier this year, the bakers at Amanda Oakleaf Cakes upped the ante and recreated Anakin Skywalker out of gâteau. This Sith dessert was served last weekend at the 501st… » 8/28/12 12:35pm 8/28/12 12:35pm

"Naked Darth Vader" is the most bizarre science press release we've…

As someone who deals with academic press releases on a frequent basis, I have to sympathize with journal and university press offices. They have to put together a press release that's attention grabbing enough to pique the interest of writers, is clear enough to explain the concepts to the untrained, but doesn't lose… » 8/24/12 7:30am 8/24/12 7:30am