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Star Wars: Darth Maul - Son of Dathomir

(Star Wars: Darth Maul - Son of Dathomir #1-4)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  3,412 ratings  ·  279 reviews
Getting cut in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi and being rejected by his former Sith Master Darth Sidious isn't going to defeat Darth Maul. In fact, it only makes him mad enough to take on the galaxy - with an army of Mandalorians! After forming the Shadow Collective - a criminal organization composed of the Hutts, Black Sun, the Mandalorians, and the fearsome Nightbrothers - Maul ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 14th 2014 by Dark Horse Books
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Darth Maul Strikes Back!

This Marvel Comics TPB edition collects “Star Wars: Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir” #1-4, originally published by Dark Horse Comics. Plus a comprehensive art gallery showing all comic book covers (including variants), to date, featuring the character of Darth Maul, not only in this miniseries but also in “Star Wars Tales” and the graphic adaptations (comic book and manga alike) of “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”.

This comic book miniseries is an untold story
I had fun reading this story. Should Maul have been resurrected or saved from death? No. But once you accept that he was saved and has metal legs, then the story is good. This takes place after his part in the Clone Wars cartoon, which was a great cartoon. It was so much better than the movies and it explores the universe in a way nothing else has.

Maul is trying to kill the emperor and take over the Galaxy himself. He faces off against Dooku and gets the upper hand as well. I wonder if the last
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
This was adapted from unproduced Season 6 Clone Wars scripts and it shows. I was lost for most of it since I never watched the cartoon. It doesn't work well on its own at all. Even though the book is almost all action, the art does a very poor job of portraying it. I found myself bored throughout. To pad out the book and charge you more, Marvel has included every cover that has ever had Darth Maul's face on it even if it's in a montage for Phantom Menace or a stupid photo cover that is just a st ...more
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
For those of you that have watched the animated series The Clone Wars: This takes place after the epic episode where Darth Maul and his brother Savage Opress have joined the Black Sun criminal organization with the remnants of the Mandalorians. Just when it looked like Maul would regin supreme, along came Darth Sidious and killed Savage and defeated Maul. The episode ended with Sidious taking Maul away. This is the comic series that answers what ever happened to Darth Maul. I will not give away ...more
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Im a big clone wars fan plus darth maul fan so this was definitely for me. Wish the art was a tad cleaner.
Lance Shadow
I've been restricted from accessing this coveted work for a long time, but now that Marvel has reissued it, I finally got a chance to pick up a copy, read it, and now review it.
This comic, much like Christie Golden's novel Dark Disciple, is based on unproduced scripts for a series of episodes that would have been part of the television show had it not been cancelled. It was written by Jeremy Barlow while the star wars license was still under the banner of Dark Horse Comics, and was almost consid
Jim C
Oct 30, 2016 rated it liked it
This collection is the telling of a story that was suppose to be part of Star Wars The Clone Wars series. This continues telling the story of Maul's revenge against Darth Sidious.

This was a quick, decent read. I enjoyed it but there was nothing special about it. This statement could be said for both the story and the artwork. I believe the idea behind this collection is that we are going to have every current villain in the galaxy fight each other in a battle royal. Fans who wonder what would ha
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What an epic confrontation, I thought the artwork needed to step up a notch to earn my five stars, but this is an essential read for fans of the Clone Wars and Darth Maul.
Apr 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Darth Maul and his Shadow Collective are in disarray from Darth Sidious's actions.
Maul's Mandalorians have a plan to save him.
Maul's mother intends to help him eradicate Darth Sidious.

Son of Danthomir wasn't as good as the previous comics because it got prequel gunk all over it. It has the disappointing General Grevious (who never received a decent introduction to the film series), Count Dooku, and the Droid armies. It just is less fun thinking about what Maul might have been when I have to see
Apr 05, 2018 rated it liked it
The main plot here is surprisingly epic, as Maul slices through several of the major groups in the pre-Revenge of the Sith galactic power balance. The Black Sun and a large group of Mandalorians are under Maul's direction as he tries to end the Clone Wars by beheading both factions (and taking his revenge on Darth Sidious). He manages to connect Dooku and Grievous and other powerful parties and all of this leads to some rather massive battles as all of the groups' strategies collide. It's ultima ...more
This is a continuation of storylines begun in Star Wars: The Clone Wars (animated series). The story here was unproduced, but written and adapted into this comic as a means to continue wrapping up some extra ds I the a story leading up to the conclusion of the Clone Wars resulting in Episode 3 and which is relevant to understanding Star Wars Rebels to a greater extent.

I am currently reading through the canon timeline for Star Wars and this was my next stop after completing the Clone Wars animat
Wing Kee
Dec 10, 2015 rated it liked it
So what happened to Maul after we last saw him in the Clone Wars tv series? This is your answer, sort of.

I liked the little arc of Maul coming back when it was on Star Wars, granted he was not a favorite of mine but his little tale was interesting and it tied into the Mandalore which I was more invested in. So, how was this tale which was based off of an uncompleted episode of the clone wars? It was aight.

World: Let's talk about the world first, it is Clone Wars, if you are familiar with the sho
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics-scifi
It's easy to recommend this story to any Star Wars fan, but also to anyone who enjoys fast-paced and epic battles, planning, subterfuge and a bit of magick on top. I can't help but wonder, since Sidious is fighting Maul, would the Jedi ally themselves with the latter against a common enemy? Foolish question, I know, but then again who is the greater threat? Is 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend' something that could work here?

Darth Sidious wants to be rid of Mother Talzin. Maul is already captu
Gonçalo Fernandes
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Being one of the most charismatic villains of not only the prequel triology but also the whole movie franchise, I was more than interested to see Darth Maul's future after his fall against Obi-Wan Kenobi on The Phantom Menace.

I'm not experienced with comics at all (I read this in few hours out of the blue), but this being a Star Wars one made the experience very special. Apart from the "external" features of the comic - illustrations, etc. -, this comic book offers a clever plot full of action,
Ceri Westcott
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Brilliant little book about Darth Maul after the last episode you see him in during the Clone Wars.
Very exciting, at some points I had to stop myself for skimming the words as I was so excited to see what was coming up, some pretty strange parts where grevious and dooku were in the same room as that was never in the movies or clone wars(I think?).

Good to see some familiar faces in here too.

The only bad part wad the ending, I bought this book hoping to find out what happened after the clone wars
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-wars-canon
It almost seems unfair for me to review this book, because only after reading about an issue and a half did I realize this is meant to be some kind of wrap-up from the Clone Wars TV series (which is why this is even still considered canon in the new, Disney-owned Star Wars Expanded Universe). It feels like about 3/4 of the story is missing here, and that's because, well, it is. There's very little setup explaining who anyone is or why they're doing anything they're doing. The comic very clearly ...more
Paul Decker
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have really taken advantage of this new revamp of the Star Wars expanded universe. This comic was one of the first published media in the new canon. This graphic novel is based off of unproduced scripts from the 6th season of The Clone Wars.

Darth Maul starts this story escaping from Sidious and Dooku with the help of his Death Watch friends. General Grevious and more of Maul's Shadow Collective allies make appearances in this book.

I really enjoyed this book. It felt just like the tv show. I'
Steven Shinder
Dec 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thought it did a great job with the story. They took an unaired story arc of The Clone Wars, and put it in comic. I thought it was a fast paced read, and had alot of twist and turns. I really like the art. My only problem was it left things open ended. Other than that, it was a pretty fun, and quick read. It's too bad The Clone Wars is cancelled, this would have been amazing seeing this animated.
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clone Wars story telling at its best!

I loved Star Wars Clone Wars and I was disappointed that it ended without wrapping up the story of some of the major characters. This book tells a tale that is revealing and interesting. It also provides some closure to the story of Darth Maul. Though it doesn't provide full closure, it's a great story that left me wanting some more. I look forward to additional stories.
A Meneses
Feb 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, in-english, 2017
This was kind of meh. Darth Maul is a character in Star Wars that I personally don't like and I didn't get to know him more in this comic. This is merely a continuation of his story from Clone Wars, lots of action but little substance. Good enough for a boring afternoon but not all that great. The art is kind of meh too.
Oct 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
A great story from The Clone Wars. It gives Maul a lot of depth and leaves the reader with a promise of more to come. I thought the art could have been stronger in places.
Jason Tiearney
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, read-in-2015
Great story and visuals. The greatest tragedy is that these episodes were never produced for TV. Fortunately, this series was a great way to bring fans this new addition to the Clone Wars storyline.
Robert Caple
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I genuinely loved reading this comic. I haven't watched 'The Clone Wars', which the storyline of this comic was originally written for, so I wasn't entirely familiar with some of the background characters, but having seen 'Attack of the Clones' I was able to fully enjoy it nonetheless. Seeing Darth Maul go up against Palpatine, Dooku and Grevious was a bit of a 'nerd-gasm' moment and Maul's relationship with these characters, after being replaced by Dooku as Palpatine's apprentice was a lot of f ...more
4-4.5 stars

This was really good, it tells what happens to Darth Maul between season 6 of "The Clone Wars" (animated TV series) and season 7 that's coming out now. Unfortunately for Darth Maul, things don't go well for him in this story and he's down (but not out) at the end of this story.
Anthony Hillman
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-wars-canon
I'm currently watching/reading my way through Disney's new Star Wars chronology, which does away with most of the pre-existing Expanded Universe, relabeling it all as "Legends". It's a decision I'm not entirely happy with, as the Expanded Universe told 30,000 years worth of stories - making the Star Wars universe like a space age Middle-earth in its scope. I can understand them doing away with the post-Return Of The Jedi material as that would interfere with the story they wanted to tell in the ...more
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I have been really getting into the Star Wars mood lately and I was lucky enough to be send my first Star Wars comic. Even though there are lots of comments that Episode 1, 2 and 3 don't live up to 4,5 and 6 I do have to say that Darth Maul is just bad ass and really a piece of work, he is nasty and truly evil, and one of the memorable characters of the series. Earlier this year I read Lockdown by Joe Schreiber which was an highly ent
Oct 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, comics, star-wars
Darth Maul was a cool villain in THE PHANTOM OF MENACE. After so many years, I still remember his death scene in the movie. Then THE CLONE WARS brought this character back, and this graphic novel continues Darth Maul's story after his capture in the TV show.

I haven't watched THE CLONE WARS yet, but it didn't bother me at all since I can find enough information about Darth Maul's story after a brief online search. The plot seemed interesting in the beginning, and the artworks were beautifully don
So, I think I've finished my Darth Maul binge - and this is by far the best of the Maul stuff on the printed page (novels and graphic novels).

Created from unfinished plot arc material from the abbreviated sixth series of the Clone Wars CG TV series, Star Wars: Darth Maul - Son of Dathomir fills in some of the blanks between his defeat by Sidious on Mandalore, and his discovery by Ezra Bridger in the subterranean ruins on Malachor.

First of all, the story is first-class, telling a more complex Mau
Oct 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: star-wars-comics
This is the first graphic novel in the new Star Wars canon since the old EU is now considered non-canon. This story line takes place during the Clone Wars and was one of the cut stories from the last season of the TV show. It wraps up Darth Maul's storyline from that series, which was a lingering issue if you followed the show. The writing is solid, the artwork isn't bad but overall it felt way too short. Maybe I'm used to bigger graphic novels but this seemed to be a very quick read. As for the ...more
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