Talk about seemingly clear-cut endings, the last we saw of the Star Wars villain Darth Maul, he had just been chopped in half. However, in a recent interview with Newsarama, long-time Star Wars comic writer Jeremy Barlow explains that we haven't seen the last of the Sith baddie. A new comic series is in the works that will take fans through a story arc originally meant for the suddenly cancelled Clone Wars animated series, and that comic will center largely on Darth Maul.
Here's Barlow with more details on Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir...
"All you need to know is that Darth Maul has returned, that he’s really pissed off, and that his former master Darth Sidious is determined to put him back in the ground, permanently. Beyond that, Maul now serves a Dathomir Witch named Mother Talzin and together they’ve raised a ragtag army of hired soldiers and criminals, causing all kinds of trouble for Sidious’ plans for galactic conquest. There have been victories and losses for both sides, and as we come into Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir, Sidious has captured Maul and stashed him away on a remote prison planet made of obsidian. How cool is that?"
Yeah, it sounds cool. But seriously? The guy is cut in half and just comes back? Is this Darth Maul we're talking about or Jason Voorhees? Although I guess the one place death is the least permanent is in comics, and maybe the runnerup would be a universe in which magic is not only a fact of life, but a valuable strategic tool to turn the tide of war.
Son of Dathomir is due to begin its run in May, and it should be noted that this does not necessarily preclude the return/conclusion of Clone Wars stories in some other medium.
What do you guys think?