Who is Darth Maul?
Darth Maul is introduced in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. He is the Sith apprentice to Emperor Sheev Palpatine (Darth Sidious). They don’t give much information about the character in the movie. In fact, he is sliced in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber. Even with his short time in the movie he became one of the most popular characters. There have been many stories written about him surviving his defeat by Obi-Wan.
Darth Maul does appear in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. You learn more about his origin in the third season of Clone Wars. Darth Maul is a warrior of the Nightbrother clan on the planet Dathomir. This planet is inhabited by the dominant Nightsister witchcraft society led by Mother Talzin. Maul’s tattoos are described as the markings of a warrior. It is also revealed that he has a brother named Savage Opress.Darth Maul becomes insane and suffers amnesia as a result of being defeated by Obi-Wan. Savage Opress finds Maul and brings him to Mother Talzin back on Dathomir. Talzin is able to restore Maul’s mind and gives him robotic legs. Maul sets out with Opress as his apprentice to get his revenge on Obi-Wan.
New Darth Maul comic book
Marvel has been doing a spectacular job with the Star Wars comics. With Darth Maul being one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars Universe it is safe to assume this comic will be flying off the shelves at your local comic book store.
Independent comic book publisher Aspen Comics is pleased to announce another exclusive release from their hugely popular www.AspenStore.com Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald variant cover series for Marvel Comics, this time for the release of their highly anticipated Star Wars comic book, Darth Maul #1.
One of only a small handful of contemporary Star Wars images Michael Turner illustrated before his passing, this exclusive www.AspenStore.com cover featuring the fearsome Darth Maul is an absolute must for any comic book, Michael Turner or Star Wars fan. Colored for the first time by the incomparable Peter Steigerwald, the comic book galaxy just got a little bit deadlier with the release of this brand new Michael Turner Darth Maul exclusive cover!
The Darth Maul #1 www.AspenStore.com Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald exclusive cover will be available for pre-order starting on Saturday, January 14th at noon (PST)/3:00 PM (EST) and will feature a color variant (limited to 3,000 copies) in addition to a special black and white sketch variant (limited to 2,000 copies and available only in the Darth Maul #1 www.AspenStore.com set). Darth Maul #1 will be released February 1st.
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Luke Ross (CA) Rod Reis
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.
In Shops: Feb 01, 2017
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