Late last year we got a glipmse at some cover art and variants for the 5 part comic mini-series from Marvel – Star Wars: Darth Maul. And it looks like writer Cullen Bunn, artist Luke Ross and a slew of other artist held true to their promise of bringing new life to the Sith Lord adding more variant cover art to the one released earlier.
The mini-series is set to explore the former Sith’s early years in a story set before Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
Writer Cullen Bunn also gave insight to the significance of Darth Maul’s narrative taking place pre- The Phantom Menace:
The setting gives us a chance to see Maul in a new light. We don’t know much about him in before the events of The Phantom Menace. This lets us explore a different side of his personality and add some important new events and characters into his backstory.
In addition, the pre-Phantom Menace galaxy has a different feel and tone from what you’ve seen in the other Marvel comics, so that helped to set this book apart.
Bunn also gave insight to fans on what to expect from the narrative specifically the relationship between Master Sidious and student Darth Maul:
The relationship between a Sith Master and apprentice is not a kind one. We’ll see a bit of contentiousness between the two. Maul is railing against the edicts his master has put before him. Sidious is taking delight in seeing these rules make Maul more and more angry, more powerful in the dark side of the Force.
But this is a story about a student rebelling against a very cruel teacher. I feel like this tale helps to shape everything that happens between Sidious and Maul from this point forward.
Check out the variant cover art for the coming Darth Maul:
Star Wars Rebels Variant
Rafael Albuquerque’s Variant
Mark Brooks Variant
John Tyler Christopher’s Action figure variant
Terry and Rachel Dodson’s 40th Anniversary Variant
Darth Maul hits comic shelves starting with issue #1 come February 1st 2017