At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge.
erhaps no character in Star Wars storytelling has as compelling and surprising of a journey as Maul. At first motivated by a desire to please his master and only father figure, yet in many ways a caged animal with a feral bloodlust for Jedi, Maul is a truly frightening and heartbreaking figure.While the Phantom Menace, Clone Wars, Rebels, and even Solo present part of the picture with regard to Maul that is certainly a roller coaster of a spectacle, the stories to be found in the novels and comics are just as essential to dive deep with Darth Maul.
No matter your interest, there’s a corner of Maul’s story for you. Unless your interest is something fluffy and bubbly–Maul doesn’t exactly do that. But here you’ll find his origins—from Dathomir, he’s taken under the tutelage of a Sith Lord while kept on a short leash, all in the name of galactic domination. From there, Maul serves as a dark foil against the idealistic Jedi as he assassinates from the shadow. He experiences life-altering injury, to say the least, sending him down a psychotic path of rejection and revenge. His rivalry with Kenobi forms a long-standing obsession spanning long stretches of galactic upheaval. That’s not to mention his stent as a crime lord in the seedy criminal underworld of Black Sun! By the time you get past the Phantom Menace, Maul may be only half a man, but he’s certainly a fully-formed character!
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Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? It's a sprawling tale that establishes several important origin stories for characters fans know well. Readers learn how Plagueis seduced Palpatine to the dark side and how their alliance led to the Sith apprentice’s ultimate betrayal of his master. This is how darkness truly began to rise.
Darth Plagueis: Like all Sith Lords before him, he craves absolute power. But like no Sith Lord ever, he possesses the ultimate power—over life and death.
Darth Sidious: In secret he masters the power of the dark side, while publicly climbing to the highest government office.
One desires to rule supreme; the other dreams of living forever. Together, they will destroy the Jedi and rule the galaxy. Unless merciless Sith tradition becomes their undoing. . . .
Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
Plans for the Trade Federation’s blockade of Naboo is at risk of being compromised, so Darth Sidious sends his skilled apprentice to Coruscant to take care of the problem. Completely loyal to his master, Darth Maul vows to crush any threat that is prone to delivering their secret agenda to the Jedi.
Shadow Hunter is a spectacular display of a Sith apprentice’s devotion to their master. Darth Maul had been trained by Darth Sidious since he was a child, and it shows in the way he hunts his prey and fuels on his anger to finish the job.
For the infamous, power-hungry Sith, beholden to the dark side, the time has come to rise again.
After years of waiting in the shadows, Darth Sidious is taking the first step in his master plan to bring the Republic to its knees. Key to his scheme are the Neimoidians of the Trade Federation. Then one of his Neimoidian contacts disappears, and Sidious does not need his Force-honed instincts to suspect betrayal. He orders his apprentice, Darth Maul, to hunt the traitor down.
But he is too late. The secret has already passed into the hands of information broker Lorn Pavan, which places him right at the top of Darth Maul’s hit list. Then, in the labyrinthine alleyways and sewers of Coruscant, capital city of the Republic, Lorn crosses paths with Darsha Assant, a Jedi Padawan on a mission to earn her Knighthood. Now the future of the Republic depends on Darsha and Lorn. But how can an untried Jedi and an ordinary man, stranger to the powerful ways of the Force, hope to triumph over one of the deadliest killers in the galaxy?
Darth Maul: Saboteur
The Sith have been extinct for a millennium. At least…none have been seen. But the finest Sith are as patient as they are ruthless, and Darth Maul is no exception. Sent on a covert mission to fuel a vendetta between rival mining companies, Maul hopes to strengthen the Trade Federation, please his master, and get one step closer to revealing himself to the Jedi…and having revenge.
This short story by James Luceno gives a bit more backstory to the mysterious black-clad figure fans meet in The Phantom Menace and, in the process, proves that Maul’s mind was every bit as sharp as his saber.
On the distant planet Dorvalla, precious ore is mined by two competing companies: InterGalactic Ore and Lommite Limited. Neither rival suspects that they are central to a sinister plot masterminded by Darth Sidious, Lord of the Sith, himself.
Dispatched by Sidious on his very first solo mission, Darth Maul infiltrates Lommite Limited. There, his unique gifts of deception and subterfuge will set off an explosive chain of events that could destroy both companies, leaving them ripe for takeover by the Trade Federation. But a vengeful Lommite Limited Manager with his own thirst for retaliation against InterGal could blow Maul's cover — and all of Sidious's fiendishly laid plans.
Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious discover a way to annihilate the Jedi before they can even comprehend that the Sith still exist. But this plan involves a certain nuclear device, so the Sith Lords send their deadly apprentice to a prison colony to find the merchant who owns it. While Maul dukes it out with the prisoners in a fight-to-the-death contest in search for the target, Plagueis and Sidious plot against each other in how they'll use the weapon for their own personal gains.
Darth Maul is a favorite among many when it comes to Sith characters, and the merciless brutality he displays like that in Maul: Lockdown is probably why. Author Joe Schrieber has effortlessly integrated the genre of horror into the Star Wars universe, and using the most menacing-looking character to do it calls for a bloody good time.
It's kill or be killed in the space penitentiary that houses the galaxy's worst criminals, where convicts face off in gladiatorial combat while an underworld gambling empire reaps the profits of the illicit blood sport. But the newest contender in this savage arena, as demonic to behold as he is deadly to challenge, is fighting for more than just survival. His do-or-die mission, for the dark masters he serves, is to capture the ultimate weapon: an object capable of obliterating the Jedi and conquering the galaxy.
Sith Lords Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious are determined to possess the prize. And one of the power-hungry duo has his own treacherous plans for it. But first, their fearsome apprentice must take on a bloodthirsty prison warden, a cannibal gang, cutthroat crime lord Jabba the Hutt, and an unspeakable alien horror. No one else could brave such a gauntlet of death and live. But no one else is the dreaded dark-side disciple known as Darth Maul.
Darth Maul: Death Sentence
Fearsome Sith Lord Darth Maul, rescued and restored after surviving his confrontation with Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Phantom Menace, wreaks havoc through the galaxy with his brother Savage Opress! When the brothers' murderous rampage through the Outer Rim is interrupted by a bounty placed on their heads by Ja'Boag, a wealthy mining magnate, the duo decides to target him - only to be met by a team of Jedi and Ja'Boag's own private army! This would be the break the Jedi have been hoping for, if it weren't for the fact that Ja'Boag's ruthless oppression of the native population has given Darth Maul an army of his own!
Darth Maul (2017) (Trade Paperback)
Raised 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 - now at last his tale of revenge is revealed! It's a story of rage unleashed as Darth Maul prepares for his first encounter with the hated Jedi. But when a Jedi Padawan is captured by sinister forces, why is Maul so determined to fi nd her? And what role will a band of bounty hunters, including Cad Bane and Aurra Sing, play? Get to know the galaxy's deadliest Zabrak like never before!
Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir (Trade Paperback)
Getting cut in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi and being rejected by his former Sith master Darth Sidious isn't going to defeat Darth Maul. In fact, it only makes him mad enough to take on the galaxy--with an army of Mandalorians!
After forming the Shadow Collective--a criminal organization composed of the Hutts, Black Sun, the Mandalorians, and the fearsome Nightbrothers--Maul wages war against Darth Sidious and his generals, Count Dooku and General Grievous!
Adapted from unproduced screenplays for Season 6 of The Clone Wars television show, this is the final chapter planned for Darth Maul's saga!
Darth Maul (2000)
In hiding for generations, the evil Sith have waited for the precise moment to reveal themselves and take vengeance upon the Jedi Order. But in the final days before the Trade Federation blockade of the planet Naboo sets into motion the Sith plan for the overthrow of the Republic, the scheming Sith Lord Darth Sidious becomes concerned about the potential interference by the criminal syndicate Black Sun, a vast and powerful organization feared throughout the galaxy. Sidious cannot allow anything or anyone to hinder his purpose, and so he unleashes his merciless apprentice, the death-dealing destroyer, Darth Maul, to eradicate his adversaries - as only a master of the dark side can! Star Wars: Darth Maul is the first-ever graphic-novel adventure of the ultimate Sith enforcer, an explosive tale of intrigue, mystery, and blistering action. Collecting the action-packed four-issue comic series.
The Clone Wars: Ahsoka vs. Maul
The Clone Wars: Ahsoka vs. Maul
This is a graphic novel retelling episodes nine and ten of the The Clone Wares seventh season.
Ahsoka Tano and the Mandalorian Bo-Katan Kryze team up against Darth Maul in this graphic novel featuring full-color images and dialogue from the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Disney+
After leaving the Jedi Order, Ahsoka Tano joins forces with the Mandalorian Bo-Katan Kryze and Republic clones on an urgent mission—to capture Darth Sidious's former Sith apprentice, Darth Maul! This 80-page graphic novel–style retelling of Episodes 9 and 10 of the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars features final frames and dialogue from the animated series on Disney+ in vibrant full color. It's perfect for children ages 8 to 11 and fans of Star Wars: Ahsoka, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Star Wars: The Mandalorian.
Age Of Republic: Darth Maul
Darth Maul: Shadow Conspiracy
Rebels: Maul (cinestory comic)
The Wrath of Darth Maul
Forged by rage.
Taken as a child and trained in the ways of the Sith, he became the apprentice to the greatest evil the galaxy has ever known….
Honed by the dark side.
After years of plotting in secrecy, he and his Master will take revenge on the Jedi Order—and the once-mighty Republic will tremble….
The savage story of Darth Maul has been shrouded in mystery—until now.