Marvel Comics Presents STAR WARS Fans With The First,
Official Reveal of DARTH MAUL's Backstory!
Say what you will of the Star Wars prequels, everyone can agree that the highlights lay in those film's villains and major battles. And that's no more truer for the character of DARTH MAUL!
Maul came and went in George Lucas' first film, in his critically controversial prequel trilogy, THE PHANTOM MENACE.
In the film, he was the then-current pupil of Darth Sidious. After killing Obi-Wan's master Qui-Gon Jinn, he was quickly dispatched by the young Kenobi, but caught the intrigue of fans everywhere, whether they liked the movie or not. The character's history has been expanded in what is now considered the Star Wars "Legacy" stories, but the character never truly returned until the fourth and fifth seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, where we not only saw his return, but even met his brother Savage Opress, and learned a little more about where Maul came from.
He can now be seen in season 3 of Star Wars Rebels, on DisneyXD. But, what of his past? We've seen plenty of what happened to him after The Phantom Menace and what he was up to during the rise of the Rebellion.
Well, now, finally, after 18 years, the question of his mysterious past will OFFICIALLY be told!
On Wednesday, February 1st, come into Soundwave Comics and grab yourself the first issue, of five, of Marvel's STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL comic book mini-series!
Bred on hate, fear, and anger...steeped in the ways of darkness...and trained to kill. Darth Maul's time as 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.
This first issue will also come with a fantastic slew of variant covers!
(1:10) Incentive "Animation" Variant Cover
(1:15) Incentive "Movie" Variant Cover
(1:25) Incentive Variant Cover by Rafael Albuquerque