Review: Darth Maul: Death Sentence #2

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

Darth Maul: Death Sentence #2

The Jedi’s timely arrival has stopped Darth Maul and Savage Oppress’s plan to assassinate Ja’Boag, the wealthy owner of Rim Commercial Mining, who placed a bounty on their heads. But it seems the Jedi may not understand just how dangerous these brothers really are.

We do have to wonder about the wisdom of the Jedi Council. The three Jedi that have been sent on this mission are completely out of their depth and are quickly overwhelmed by Maul and Oppress. Only through Oppress’s inexperience and some good luck (if you believe in such a thing) do they even stand a chance at stopping the pair.

As with the first issue, the action is fast paced and exciting. This issue however, doesn’t have the viciousness of the first issue. But these two are just as dark as we want them to be, holding nothing back.

Tom Taylor’s writing is fun, but not too lighthearted for a book about the Dark Side. The second half of the book explores the demons of Darth Maul’s mind, showing how fragile his psyche still is.

Darth Maul is set to play a much larger role in the development of the planet Moorjhone than simply killing Ja’Boag. He is a Sith Lord, who is now being asked to fight for a people’s freedom and against oppression. However this fight for one planet’s freedom will lead to darker times for the galaxy as a whole.

4/5 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.