What’s black, white, red, and is as violent as a Sith Lord can be? Darth Maul of course, and he’s heading to comics shops this spring.
Yeah, that’s fitting
Marvel Comics’ Black, White & Red line is expanding once again, and once again it’ll be doing so within the Star Wars universe. Following up on the Darth Vader series will be Star Wars: Darth Maul – Black, White & Red, heading to the racks this April.
Set to be a four part mini-series, Marvel will be trying something new for the label, as this new comic will include a set of what will be all standalone stories. So while you can probably expect the themes (and obviously main character) to stay the same, the publisher is promising a different “blockbuster” every month.
Wolverine and Ghost Rider scribe Ben Percy will be telling these tales of rage, with Black, White & Red veteran Stefano Raffaele attached for the visuals.
When he first appeared 25 years ago in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Darth Maul gripped fans’ imaginations with his quiet but captivating presence, his unique lightsaber and dueling skills, and of course, his iconic look. The new series will offer sagas set throughout the character’s mysterious history, diving into his never-before-seen missions and further exploring his twisted bond with his dark master, Palpatine. The series’ first story will see Maul initiate a one-man war against a newly discovered adversary for the Sith.
A prison ship – transporting a mysterious group known as the Final Occultation– goes offline, and Darth Maul is sent by Palpatine to investigate. What he finds on board is the stuff of nightmares!!! Now it’s up to him to stop this profoundly dark and unstable threat that wishes to bring chaos to the galaxy.
“The silent assassin has a busy inner world. He is loyal to Palpatine, but that does not make him a puppet or a tool. He is willing to make his own decisions — ones that could shake the very fabric of the galaxy — as is the case in this chiller and thriller of a story, ‘The Final Occultation,’” Percy told StarWars.com.
“Darth Vader: Black, White & Red was a huge success for us and fans went wild for it,” Editor Mark Paniccia shared. “We immediately started getting requests to feature Darth Maul for our next journey into the unique Black, White & Blood comic format. Ben and Stefano serve a story filled with horrors you haven’t seen before in a Star Wars tale.”Marvel Comics press release
Look for Star Wars: Darth Maul – Black, White & Red #1 (of 4) on the racks this April the 25th.