Marvel Comics has had great success with their Star Wars comic books across various monthly titles and limited series. One reason is who they put focus on outside of the main Star Wars book itself. Darth Vader was much loved and just wrapped up its run, Poe Dameron has a monthly book, and there have been miniseries for Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, and Chewbacca among others. Then of course the ones tied to the current TV series, Star Wars Rebels.
No doubt there are several characters fans want to see get that treatment and there is one who is set to get his own miniseries next year and that would be Darth Maul.
Darth Maul will be a five-issue miniseries penned by current Uncanny X-Men writer and The Sixth Gun creator, Cullen Bunn with art duties being handled by Luke Ross, who just happens to be drawing the comic adaptation of The Force Awakens at Marvel. Debuting in February, the book will follow the early days of the spiky, angry Sith Lord when training himself under the guidance of Darth Sidious and hunting down criminals left and right since he’s not allowed to engage with Jedi yet. He later learns that Eldra Kaitis, a young Jedi Padawan, has been taken by a crime lord and sees this as his chance to go up against a real Jedi or possibly turn her to the Dark Side.
The book will be set before the events of The Phantom Menace, but Bunn has said that he’s taking the viciously violent Maul seen in the first prequel film and combining it with the cunning one that’s been shown on The Clone Wars and recently on Rebels.
As to why this is the approach being taken, Bunn said to USA Today, “I like seeding where that impatience and anger comes from.”
He further added that Eldra will have a huge impact on Maul as he moves forward in his life and that the book will look at how Sidious sees himself in his apprentice.
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