Marvel Comics has announced a horror-themed Star Wars event called “Dark Droids” set to launch in August 2023. Spearheaded by writer Charles Soule and artist Luke Ross, the limited series will take place between “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.” The story will unfold across several Star Wars titles including; Star Wars, Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra, and Bounty Hunters. The story revolves around the Scourge, a new threat which corrupts droids and cyborgs throughout the galaxy. The event will feature additional creators including Ethan Sacks, Alyssa Wong, Cavan Scott, and Marc Guggenheim. The first issue of “Dark Droids” hits shelves on Aug. 3, 2023.