September 22, 2023
Comic Review | Star Wars: Darth Maul

Liam embraces the teachings of the Sith for his rendezvous with Darth Maul in Marvel’s compelling Star Wars adventure

Bred on hate, fear, and anger…steeped in the ways of darkness…and trained to kill. Darth Maul’s time as an apprentice to Darth Sidious has long been cloaked in shadows, but at last, we will reveal his tale of revenge. From writer Cullen Bunn (DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, WOLVERINE) and artist Luke Ross (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, HERCULES) comes a tale of rage unleashed as Darth Maul prepares for his first encounter with the Jedi.

Star Wars: Darth Maul | by Cullen Bunn and Luke Ross

Comic Review | Star Wars: Darth Maul

When Darth Maul was introduced towards the end of The Phantom Menace in 1999, fans instantly fell in love despite the character having little to no screen time. Maul’s story didn’t really develop any further until the Clone Wars animated series was released. Now Maul has had his story developed further in the 2012 Marvel 5 issue comic run.

Set prior to the events of The Phantom Menace, Maul is growing impatient with his master as Sidious’ plans do not seem to be progressing. When an opportunity arises for Maul to test his skills against a Jedi, Maul dives head first into the action.

Comic Review | Star Wars: Darth Maul

Maul firstly goes to Twon Ketee where he unleashes his rage on a group of Rathtar’s, but that isn’t enough, he’s eager to kill a Jedi, leading him to Coruscant to hunt down a string of opponents, one of whom being Jedi padawan Eldra Kaitis who is on the run from some very dangerous people.

Despite the story not necessarily being what fans would have hoped for, it still provides an insight into Maul learning about the limits of his rage and his desire to kill. Readers also get an insight into the relationship between the Sith Master and Apprentice.

Comic Review | Star Wars: Darth Maul

Although I personally feel like there are other stories surrounding Maul that probably should have been covered first, Cullen Bunn’s 5 issue series was still fun to read with some excellent artwork provided by Luke Ross. Fans get to see the limelight on Maul as he finds himself in some interesting situations and encounters, leaving readers hooked throughout.

Star Wars: Darth Maul by Cullen Bunn and Luke Ross is published by Marvel Comics and is widely available from all good comic book stores now.


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