While we’re all eagerly awaiting to see what happens to Darth Maul in “Star Wars Rebels” this season, we will also be learning more about his past early next year, as Marvel has just announced a new 5 issue mini-series comic featuring the Sith lord, appropriately titled “Darth Maul.”
USA today had the exclusive announcement today, where they revealed that it will be released in February 2017, and will be written by Cullen Bunn, with art by Luke Ross.
Here is the description from USA Today on the story for the new series, which takes place before “The Phantom Menace.”
The comic finds Maul an untested warrior under the training of Darth Sidious, who would later become the Galactic Emperor. Told to stand down from engaging with Jedi yet, Maul hunts down the worst of the worst in the cosmic underworld to vent his frustration.
After learning a young Jedi Padawan named Eldra Kaitis has fallen into the hands of a crime lord, Maul seizes an opportunity to test his skills against a real Jedi but also maybe turn someone else to the dark side.
I’m really excited about this series. Not only because it’s just another Darth Maul story, but this will be our first story in the new canon that takes place before Episode I, and the more stories we get in that time period the better in my opinion.
Be sure to check out the full article over at USA Today, where writer Cullen Bunn talks more about what he wants to bring to Darth Maul in this in new story.