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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Comic Review: Star Wars Darth Maul Son of Dathomir

Writer: Jeremy Barlow
Penciller: Juan Frigeri
Inker: Mauro Vargas
Colorist: Wes Dzioba
Cover Artist: Chris Scalf
Dark Horse Comics
Genre: Action/Adventure, Science-Fiction, Star Wars
Publication Date: May 21, 2014
Format: FC, 40 pages; Miniseries
Price: $3.50
UPC:7 61568 24765 7 00111

Getting cut in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi and being rejected by his former Sith master Darth Sidious isn’t going to defeat Darth Maul. In fact, it only makes him mad enough to take on the galaxy—with an army of Mandalorians!

A part of The Clone Wars season 6 you never saw!

* Based on unaired episodes of The Clone Wars television series!

After surviving his confrontation with Obi-Wan Kenobi on Naboo, and was saved from madness by the Dathomir witch Mother Talzin, Darth Maul constructed a vast criminal syndicate known as the Shadow Collective, gathering the galaxy’s most feared crime lords. Black Sun, the Pykes, and even the mighty Hutts have all fallen in line behind the dark warrior. From a base of operations on the planet of Mandalore, Maul plotted revenge against his many enemies. But Maul’s lust for power and conquest has drawn a great enemy upon him—his former master, Darth Sidious. Judging Maul a threat to his own designs, Sidious defeated his former apprentice, ruthlessly murdering Maul’s brother Savage Opress and leaving Maul beaten but, curiously, still alive and imprisoned .

We find that Maul did not die when Obi-Wan Kenobi slashed his body in half with his lightsaber. It seems that a member of the Night Sisters, the witch Mother Talzin. Found him and has brought him back from the dead. Gathering Mandalorian troops, the Black Sun, The Pykes, and the Hutts to join with his Shadow Collective, Maul is out for revenge against his former Sith master, Sideous, Sideous’s new apprentice, Count Dooku, General Grievous and the Droid troops of the Separatists. They battle each other, at what seems to be the time of the Clone Wars. Though neither Anakin or Padme is in this comic, we do get to see Obi-Wan, Jedi Master Mace Windu, and some other Jedi in a few scenes. All of the story leads to an ending scene set on the planet of the Night Sisters, Dathomir.

It was interesting to see Maul back. This is a good facet to the time of the Clone Wars, letting us see that Sideous’s people had to fight on two fronts, not just against the Jedi and the Clone troops. The artwork and colors are great. The storyline is good. Maul fans will be happy with this comic.

I give Star Wars Darth Maul Son of Dathomir 4 ‘May the Force Be With You’ sheep.

Pamela K. Kinney

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