5 characters who deserve a 'Black, White & Red' comic series

Black, White & Red would look good on these villains
Star Wars: Darth Maul - Black, White, and Red Cover. Image Credits: Marvel Comics
Star Wars: Darth Maul - Black, White, and Red Cover. Image Credits: Marvel Comics /

In 2020, Marvel Comics published Wolverine: Black, White, and Blood, a 4-issue miniseries spotlighting its titular character, with artwork featuring only the colors black, white, and red. Since then, Marvel has released several more titles in the series, featuring the likes of Carnage and Moon Knight. Characters from Star Wars finally joined the line in 2023's Darth Vader: Black, White & Red.

In April of 2024, the company began publishing a miniseries starring Darth Maul in the same vein. Featuring breathtaking art from some of the best artists in comics, the books have proved highly popular, leaving fans wanting more of their favorite villains from the galaxy far, far away to receive such a treatment.

Here are 5 characters that absolutely deserve their own red-soaked outing.

1. Captain Phasma

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi..Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) ..Photo: Lucasfilm Ltd. ..© 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved. /

Captain Phasma was one of the more visually interesting characters of the sequel trilogy despite not having much screen time. Despite heavy promotion during the lead-up to The Force Awakens, the chrome-plated stormtrooper was seemingly killed off after only being in a handful of scenes, to return in The Last Jedi and not do much there either. She has more screen time in Star Wars Resistance than in the films. The character's backstory would be expanded upon in the novel Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson and the story of her survival of Starkiller Base was shown in the Captain Phasma comic miniseries by Kelly Thompson leading up to Episode VIII, Still, it feels as if there are plenty more stories to tell of the First Order captain. A new story could help develop her character further, and her red-striped cape and reflective armor could look fantastic in the black, white, and red color scheme.

2. Count Dooku

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First appearing in Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Count Dooku was revealed as the latest apprentice to Darth Sidious. Wonderfully portrayed by Christopher Lee, the elegant but sinister Sith lord quickly became a fan-favorite villain. The character would go on to feature heavily in both iterations of The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network, along with a slew of comics, novels, and an audio drama. Dooku is no stranger to starring in extended Star Wars media, with 2022's Tales of the Jedi shorts giving fans an extensive look into his fall to the dark side in the years leading up to the prequel trilogy. Despite this, there is still plenty of room to explore Dooku's psyche after his turn, lending well to an artistically striking miniseries.

3. The Inquisitors

Star Wars: Inquisitors from Marvel Comics. Image credit: StarWars.com /

Once Jedi who served the Republic during the Clone Wars before falling to the dark side, Inquisitors are the Empire's stalwart Jedi hunters during the time of the Rebellion. First appearing in Star Wars Rebels, the group of lightsaber-wielding enemies has since popped up in everything from novels and comics, the Jedi: Fallen Order and Survivor video games, and even the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+. Fans have seen plenty of them in recent years, but the large number of characters involved in the group means that any of them could be primed for a spotlight throughout an anthology series. Marvel themselves have already recently announced an Inquisitors comic series, proving that the franchise has plenty more stories to tell about the lethal hunters.

4. Kylo Ren

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi..Kylo Ren (Adam Driver)..Photo: Lucasfilm Ltd. ..© 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved. /

The son of Han Solo and Leia Organa may have been the primary villain of the sequel trilogy, but it still feels like much of his story has gone untold. Comics like The Rise of Kylo Ren have explored Ben Solo's fall to the dark side. However, much has been left unsaid about his training with the mysterious Snoke or what dastardly deeds he committed before audiences first met him in The Force Awakens. Ren's conflicted nature inherently lends to some potentially thought-provoking storytelling, and fans would likely welcome an excuse to flesh out his backstory further. Additionally, settings like Snoke's throne room, Crait, and Ren's unique lightsaber would provide striking imagery using the comic series' color scheme.

5. Asajj Ventress

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The Sith assassin Ventress featured prominently during the Clone Wars, facing off against the likes of Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi regularly. As the apprentice to Count Dooku, Ventress had a compelling character arc throughout the series, turning from a villain to a bounty hunter with a heart of gold after being betrayed by her former master. While initially thought dead after the events of the novel Dark Disciple, Asajj recently returned in The Bad Batch, meaning Lucasfilm is clearly keen on telling more stories with her. Her voice actor, Nika Futterman, has hinted at this, too. A comic miniseries highlighting the fan-favorite character during her time as a Sith assassin could further flesh out her backstory, providing even more depth to her compelling character arc. Her twin lightsabers and possible appearances of her homeworld Dathomir and master Dooku would present readers with wonderful visuals on top of a deeper exploration of her character.

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