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A man dressed as Darth Vader from Star Wars walks though Times Square during unseasonably warm weather on Christmas eve in the Manhattan borough of New York December 24, 2015. Reuters/Carlo Allegri

The Marvel comic series “Star Wars: Darth Vader” will reportedly end by August. The comic series is written by Kieron Gillen and the art is by Salvador Larroca. After telling multiple stories of the character through the comics, issue number 25 is said to be the last in the series.

The comic series focused on the events just after “A New Hope,” in which the first Death Star was destroyed. Darth Vader was held responsible for the heavy loss the Empire faced and the story focused on how he worked to regain his power and get back in the good books of the Emperor.

The final arc of this story is titled “End of Games” and it will mark the end of the comic series in August, IGN reports. The stories of Darth Vader are one of three comic series. The other two are “Star Wars” and “Poe Dameron.”

The report notes that the Darth Vader series has been the best selling series for Marvel ever since its launch. The cover page of “Star Wars: Darth Vader” has now been released, to tease the fans the final chapter.

Explaining the sudden announcement of the end of the comic series, Gillen pointed out that they have always maintained that this story that they are telling has a beginning, a middle and an end. The team realised that they were closer to the end after “Vader Down” and decided to end the series the best way they could, without having to “pad it out extraneously.”

The writer did not reveal the timeframe for the end of the comic series, but teased that the Darth Vader you see towards the end of the series is in the same powerful position as in “The Empire Strikes Back.”

The last comic in the “Star Wars: Darth Vader” will be set around the Executor, one of the most powerful ships in the Empire’s fleet. Gillen said that this has been his favourite comic to write so far.