Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir

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Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir
Promotional cover art for issue #1
Publication information
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Format Limited series
Genre
Publication date May 21, 2014 (2014-05-21)–August 20, 2014 (2014-08-20)
No. of issues 4
Creative team
Written by Jeremy Barlow
Artist(s) Juan Frigeri
Inker(s) Mauro Vargas
Colorist(s) Wes Dzioba
Collected editions
Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir ISBN 978-1616555511

Star Wars: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir is a four-issue Star Wars comic limited series, centered on Darth Maul immediately following the events of the 2008 animated television series The Clone Wars. The comic is based on the scripts and storyboards of an unproduced four-episode story arc intended for a potential seventh season of The Clone Wars. Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir was the last Star Wars comic published by Dark Horse Comics before Lucasfilm transferred the license to Marvel Comics in 2014.

This is the only Star Wars comic published by Dark Horse Comics to remain canon following the purge of the previously existing Expanded Universe, the comic had gone out of print, resulting in copies of the comic skyrocketing in price on secondhand sales sites. However, it will be reprinted by Marvel in 2017. [1]

Plot[edit]

Following the events of the 2013 The Clone Wars episode "The Lawless", Darth Maul has been captured by Darth Sidious, he is tortured by Count Dooku for information about the Shadow Collective and the allies Maul has made. Maul escapes and heads to Zanbar to command the Death Watch army, but is followed by General Grievous and his droids, they battle Maul and the Mandalorians, who are soon overwhelmed by the droids. Maul flees and confers with Mother Talzin, who is revealed to be his biological mother, and plots to draw out Sidious by capturing Dooku and Grievous, the scheme works, and Talzin is able to restore herself to her physical form, but sacrifices herself to save Maul and is killed by Grievous. Although Maul escapes with a company of loyal Mandalorians, the Shadow Collective has fallen apart due to the conflict with Sidious, as the Hutts, Pykes, and Black Sun have all abandoned Maul.

Publication history[edit]

The Clone Wars was canceled in 2013 after five seasons.[1] An unproduced four-episode story arc intended for the series' seventh season was adapted into the Son of Dathomir comic miniseries using the completed scripts and designs.[2][3][4][5] The Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni wrote on Facebook that the four completed source scripts "came out of one of our story conferences with George Lucas".[4]

Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir was the last Star Wars comic published by Dark Horse Comics before the license was transferred to Marvel Comics in 2014.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Franich, Darren (March 11, 2013). "Star Wars TV: Clone Wars canceled, Detours postponed". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ Pablo Hidalgo on Twitter
  3. ^ "Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir Concept Art Gallery". StarWars.com. Retrieved February 23, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Filoni, Dave (January 10, 2014). "Happy New Year!". Facebook. Retrieved February 23, 2017. 
  5. ^ "The Clone Wars Legacy". StarWars.com. September 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Disney's Lucasfilm and Marvel Entertainment Join Forces to Publish Star Wars Comics and Graphic Novels". StarWars.com. January 3, 2014. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 

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