Review: Darth Maul: Death Sentence #1

Script: Tom Taylor
Art: Bruno Redondo
Colors: Michael Atiyeh
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Cover Art: Dave Dorman

Darth Maul: Death Sentence #1

It’s fun to be the bad guy. It’s a fact. Ultimately, it is the heroes that we truly love and connect with, as we watch them struggle with the hard choices and sacrifices. But, we love the evil glee that comes from being the bad guy. That dark side glee is clearly evident in Darth Maul: Death Sentence.

As the Clone Wars rage on, the reunited brothers Darth Maul and Savage Oppress have begun to spread their own particular brand of terror across the galaxy. The story begins during the third year of the Clone Wars, most likely right after Darth Maul’s confrontation with Asajj Ventress and Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Season 4 finale.

Three Jedi have been assigned to track down the man that put a large bounty on Maul and Oppress and find out his connection to them.  Of course Maul and Oppress are also looking for the man who put the bounty on their head.

Darth Maul finally gets to show that he is not the mindless animal that we thought he was after seeing Episode 1. Here we see more of the true Sith Lord in him. He is intelligent, cunning and vicious.

Between Tom Taylor’s writing and Bruno Redondo’s art, the story is both brutal and humorous. The action is fast as Maul and Oppress make short work of their opponents. Oppress and Maul make a lethal combo, and it seems no one is able to stand against them.

From Dave Dorman’s cover all the way to the final panel, this issue truly enjoys being the bad guy.

4.5/5 Kath Hounds

4.5/5 Kath Hounds

 

About the Author

Paul joined the EUCantina staff in 2012, combining his love of Star Wars and his obsession with comic books. He has been a Star Wars fan since the early 80's and is always finding a way to tie Star Wars into every facet of his life. Paul lives in Virginia. He loves movies, plays guitar and is TK-5990, a proud member of the 501st Legion.