Darth Maul, the tattooed Sith from The Phantom Menace, is getting a prequel comic next year.
Written by Cullen Bunn, the five issue series from Marvel will delve into the villain's past beginning in February with issue #1. Luke Ross will provide the artwork.
According to USA Today: "The comic finds Maul an untested warrior under the training of Darth Sidious. 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."
Given that Darth Maul has an active role in Star Wars Rebels these days, it will be very interesting to see how this new series will impact his future moving forward.
This is not the first time the character's past has been explored since Disney acquired Lucasfilm, but it's great to see another piece of Darth Maul's history falling into place!
Will you be snagging the new Star Wars: Darth Maul series next year?
Source: USA Today
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