Script: Tom Taylor
Art: Bruno Redondo
Colors: Michael Atiyeh
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Cover Art: Dave Dorman
The Day of the Three Suns has arrived. Darth Maul has orchestrated the Jedi and the natives of Moorjhone into a battle that will end with both sides slaughtered and burned.
Darth Maul has put the Jedi into a perfect trap. They can fight to stop him but at the cost of the natives and clone troopers who will be burned when the three suns rise, or they can save the natives but let him save Savage and kill Ja’Boag. Ja’Boag has made steps to make it easier on the Jedi, willing to sacrifice everyone to save himself.
In the end, it is the one thing that the Sith and greedy types like Ja’Boag don’t understand that saves the day: the noble selflessness of the Jedi. Ja’Boag also underestimates the power of the Sith and the Dark Side, thinking that he can buy his way out of this situation. The Sith are not bought off so easily.
Tom Taylor really understands the dark, twisted, violent nature of the Sith while also capturing the noble and selfless attitude of the Jedi. With some great antagonizing dialogue between the Jedi and Darth Maul.
The only real downside of the book is that Savage Oppress really has nothing to do in the story, as he spends most of it frozen in a block of carbonite. Once he thaws he reenters the action but is nothing more than a minor player in this story.
This is a great story and addition to the mythos that Darth Maul’s return has created in the Clone Wars. I hope that we see more stories from this creative team in the future.