Nickel Review: Darth Maul Son of Dathomir #1

It was kind of odd to read what’s obviously a Clone Wars story in a comic book format with art that’s a different style from the show, but it made for an inspired start to this four issue series.

It picks up after Maul’s last televised appearance in 2013, when he is captured by former boss Darth Sidious. After some taunting and torture at the hands of Count Dooku, Maul is sprung free by his Mandalorian pals. From there Maul gets to kick all kinds of butt and even battle General Grievous.

The purpose Maul is supposed to serve for Sidious and Dooku is to draw out their main rival, Mother Talzin. We saw in those episodes with Jar Jar and Mace Windu that she’s still in the game but I can’t remember if this arc is supposed to take place before or after the Disappeared arc. It looks like Talzin took notice because next issue will bring in the Nightbrothers.

I would have preferred to have seen this on t.v. and maybe one day we will. But file this one under “it’s better than nothing.” The artwork is really good and the story is interesting and action-packed. I wonder what other Clone Wars characters will turn up before the series ends of if this is just Dark Side characters. We shall see.

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One Response to “Nickel Review: Darth Maul Son of Dathomir #1”

  1. Keith Palmer Says:

    I could agree this issue “felt” like Clone Wars, even if it didn’t really look like it. The action scenes did sort of leave me thinking they’d have been more impressive animated, though. Grievous’s forces assaulting Maul’s encampment struck me as one of those “who would win if…” setups left carefully not quite decisive in an “official” work, but was interesting anyway. I was wondering myself whether there’d be an exclusive cast of “bad guy” characters in this series, too. Anyways, I’m waiting for the next issue.

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