Collectors of all things Star Wars will be happy to learn that Marvel are finally re-publishing the much sought after Star Wars: Son of Dathomir comic book mini-series later this year.
Though originally published back when the Star Wars license was still held by Dark Horse Comics, the mini-series remains a part of the official Star Wars canon, as determined by the Lucasfilm story group.
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!
Debuting in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Darth Maul instantly became a fan favorite character. Thought to be killed at the end of the movie, the Sith apprentice managed to survive his wounds by focusing on his hatred of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the young Jedi knight who sliced him in half.
Pieced back together during The Clone Wars with the help of his brother Savage Opress and the magickal powers of Mother Talzin, Maul led the shadow collective in assisting the deathwatch takeover of the planet Mandalore. He then challenged his former master Darth Sidious for control of the Sith.
Following a defeat and subsequent capture by his former master, Maul never again appeared on The Clone Wars animated series before it’s cancellation. The Son of Dathomir mini-series was based on unproduced scripts from what would have been the shows 6th season and explored the characters fate in between the events of The Clone Wars and Rebels animated series.
An epic confrontation on Tatooine between Maul and Kenobi is set to take place in the upcoming Star Wars: Rebels episode titled “Twin Suns.”
Darth Maul currently stars in his own self titled mini-series at Marvel, featuring fan favorite Clone Wars characters Cad Bane and Aurra Sing.