Darth Maul is back in a brand new comic miniseries from Marvel, releasing just in time for the 25th anniversary of Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Star Wars: Darth Maul – Black, White & Red arrives on April 25.
Like the previous Black, White & Red series starring Darth Vader, Maul's story will be told with a revolving group of writers and illustrators to bring this gritty horror story to life. Palpatine gives his apprentice the task of investigating a transport ship carrying a group called The Final Occultation. However, there is more to this cult than meets the eye, and Maul finds himself in a battle in the void of space in this thriller.
StarWars.com interviewed Benjamin Percy, the writer of issue #1, who shared his excitement about working with one of his favorite Star Wars villains. Percy said:
"My mind is busy with nightmares, so it's especially a treat to step into the mind of Darth Maul, one of the great villains of this galaxy far, far away... He is loyal to Palpatine, but that does not make him a puppet or a tool. He is willing to make his own decisions — ones that could shake the very fabric of the galaxy — as is the case in this chiller and thriller of a story, "The Final Occultation.""
Percy also hinted at the threat of The Final Occultation, saying:
"Palpatine believes in order, control — whereas the Final Occultation believes in chaos. They both channel the dark side, but with different intents. When you meet this cult, you'll know that most could not withstand their violence and dark intents...but Maul might have a chance."
The full interview on StarWars.com includes Percy's joy of working with issue #1's illustrator Stefano Raffaele and more details about the series.
Star Wars: Darth Maul – Black, White & Red from Marvel comics arrives April 25.