Darth Maul, the most underused character in the Star Wars toy box, or the most overused character in the Star Wars toy box? We’re about to find out, as Marvel announced a new Dark Maul series beginning in February, 2017.
The series is written by Cullen Bunn, a name who keeps popping up again and again across many comic book publishers, which makes me wonder if he is about to be the most prolific comic book writer in recent times.
“Darth Maul was, as you might imagine, my favorite character in The Phantom Menace,” said Cullen Bunn in an interview with Marvel.com. “I loved that we were seeing a new kind of Sith. Though he was only in the movie for a few short scenes, he left his mark. I couldn’t help but wonder what had driven his brash, impatient anger. That’s part of what we’re exploring with this book.”
Joining Bunn is artist Luke Ross, who worked on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation.
Here is how Marvel describes the series:
Bred on hate, fear, and anger. Steeped in the ways of darkness…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. His master tells him to embrace his anger, but to stay hidden and bide his time. Maul has waited long enough – his patience growing ever thinner. His moment to step into the light has finally come. Prepare for a tale of unbridled rage as Darth Maul readies one of his first encounters with his mortal enemy…with the Jedi.
The first issue arrives in February 2017.