|The back story of Darth Vader, as presented in the Star Wars Official Poster Monthly, issue 2|
Star Wars told us relatively little about its mysterious villain, Darth Vader.
We knew he was a young Jedi Knight who turned to the dark side, murdered Luke's father and helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the other Jedi. But was he human, alien, part-machine? What was under that mask, and why did he make that mechanical breathing noise?
So much remained untold that it was thrilling to see a magazine article that gave us Darth Vader's back story – even if it was different from the one that would be developed in The Empire Strikes Back and afterwords.