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Darth Maul
At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge.

            Perhaps 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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Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter

Written by
Michael Reaves
Artwork by
Incredible
7.4
7.4
7.4

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.

Incredible
7.4
7.4
7.4
Legends
Legends
Short Story

Darth Maul: Saboteur

Written by
James Luceno
Artwork by
Part of the

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.

Legends
Legends
Graphic Novel

Darth Maul (2000)

Written by
Ron Marz
Artwork by
Jan Duursema
In this Legends prequel to the Phantom Menace, we find Maul’s rampage against Black Sun (referenced in Darth Plagueis and the Revenge of the Sith novelization), as well as Maul’s first time using his probe droids and speeder bike!
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Darth Plagueis

Written by
James Luceno
Artwork by
Masterpiece
8.1
8.1
8.1

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.

Masterpiece
8.1
8.1
8.1
Legends
Legends
Graphic Novel

Darth Maul: Death Sentence

Written by
Tom Taylor
Artwork by
Bruno Redondo
This Clone Wars tie-in tells a story of the revived Maul’s team-up with his brother, Savage Opress.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Maul: Lockdown

Written by
Joe Schreiber
Artwork by

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.

Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Darth Maul (2017) (Trade Paperback)

Written by
Cullen Bunn
Artwork by
Luke Ross
Prior to the Phantom Menace, Darth Maul grows restless of waiting in the wings for his Master’s plan to come to fruition. He fills his time by establishing himself against the forces of Coruscant’s criminal underworld, but it isn’t enough. One thing and one thing only can satisfy his need to prove himself—eliminating Jedi. But for a student of the Dark Side, will Maul ever truly be satisfied?
Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir (Trade Paperback)

Written by
Jeremy Barlow
Artwork by
Juan Frigeri
This is the only canon comic series from Dark Horse. It was published very close to the Legends/Canon cutoff in 2014 and is an adaptation from unreleased episodes of the Clone Wars. Maul is caught in a power play between Sidious, Mother Talzin, Count Dooku, and the Death Watch of the Mandalorians. Maul forms the Shadow Collective, an army of Mandalorians, criminals from gangs such as Black Sun, and the Nightbrothers, to take down the Sith Lords.
Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Age Of Republic: Darth Maul

Written by
Jody Houser
Artwork by
Luke Ross
Darth Maul bides his time as he waits for his Master’s plan to conquer the galaxy by taking out the competition in the criminal underworld. Plus, Sidious continues Maul’s training by taking him to Malachor, featured in the season 2 finale of Rebels, where Maul has a vision of being a Jedi instead of a Sith.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Darth Plagueis

Written by
James Luceno
Artwork by
Masterpiece
8.1
8.1
8.1

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. . . .

Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Darth Maul (2017) (Trade Paperback)

Written by
Cullen Bunn
Artwork by
Luke Ross
Prior to the Phantom Menace, Darth Maul grows restless of waiting in the wings for his Master’s plan to come to fruition. He fills his time by establishing himself against the forces of Coruscant’s criminal underworld, but it isn’t enough. One thing and one thing only can satisfy his need to prove himself—eliminating Jedi. But for a student of the Dark Side, will Maul ever truly be satisfied?

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!

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter

Written by
Michael Reaves
Artwork by
Incredible
7.4
7.4
7.4

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?

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Maul: Lockdown

Written by
Joe Schreiber
Artwork by

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.

Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir (Trade Paperback)

Written by
Jeremy Barlow
Artwork by
Juan Frigeri
This is the only canon comic series from Dark Horse. It was published very close to the Legends/Canon cutoff in 2014 and is an adaptation from unreleased episodes of the Clone Wars. Maul is caught in a power play between Sidious, Mother Talzin, Count Dooku, and the Death Watch of the Mandalorians. Maul forms the Shadow Collective, an army of Mandalorians, criminals from gangs such as Black Sun, and the Nightbrothers, to take down the Sith Lords.

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!

Legends
Legends
Short Story

Darth Maul: Saboteur

Written by
James Luceno
Artwork by
Part of the

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.

Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Age Of Republic: Darth Maul

Written by
Jody Houser
Artwork by
Luke Ross
Darth Maul bides his time as he waits for his Master’s plan to conquer the galaxy by taking out the competition in the criminal underworld. Plus, Sidious continues Maul’s training by taking him to Malachor, featured in the season 2 finale of Rebels, where Maul has a vision of being a Jedi instead of a Sith.
RISE OF THE SITH! A living weapon of rage and bloodthirst, DARTH MAUL has stayed in the shadows of CORUSCANT waiting for his chance to strike against the JEDI ORDER! However, since tasting his first blood, the SITH lord struggles to contain his desire for destruction and questions the wishes of his methodically plotting master. Could Maul have had another path in life, or was he always fated to follow a dark road? Guest-starring DARTH SIDIOUS!
Legends
Legends
Graphic Novel

Darth Maul: Death Sentence

Written by
Tom Taylor
Artwork by
Bruno Redondo
This Clone Wars tie-in tells a story of the revived Maul’s team-up with his brother, Savage Opress.

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!

Legends
Legends
Graphic Novel

Darth Maul (2000)

Written by
Ron Marz
Artwork by
Jan Duursema
In this Legends prequel to the Phantom Menace, we find Maul’s rampage against Black Sun (referenced in Darth Plagueis and the Revenge of the Sith novelization), as well as Maul’s first time using his probe droids and speeder bike!

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.