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Many Won’t Survive the End of Darth Maul: Death Sentence…

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

So, I guess I may have just inadvertently written the first new lightsaber murder officially owned by Disney. That was unexpected.

This week, Star Wars – Darth Maul: Death Sentence comes to an end every bit as nasty as the Sith lord himself.

I have to say, I’ve absolutely loved writing Darth Maul.

Before I started, I had a few people ask me how I could write a character like Maul. Many saw him as little more than a scary face and a few flips but what I discovered was a complicated, tortured, calculating and Machiavellian character who was a whole lot of fun. I loved testing him in this series, watching him pull through and, finally, watching him pull the strings. I’d love to get the chance to write him again some day. It was also nice to create the Jedi Judd and Salmara, and go back and show some of the childhood of Dray, a character I created in Star Wars: Invasion.
Of course, there’s no way that Maul would have been half the character he was on the page without Bruno Redondo. Bruno’s work on this series has been fantastic. His facial expressions, his action, the small moments and the big, he’s conquered them all along with the brilliant Michael Atiyeh. And all this wrapped up in those gorgeous painted covers by Dave Dorman. Cheers to all of these guys along with Michael Heisler, Randy Stradley and Freddye Lins.

Thanks to everyone who picked up the series and to everyone who tweeted, shared, and reviewed it. Hope you like the ending.

Here’s a sneak peek.


‘Star Wars: Darth Maul – Death Sentence’ Announced!

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Raaargh! As announced by The Force.net and Rebel Scum, the next Star Wars series I’m writing is ‘Darth Maul: Death Sentence’ – coming July from Dark Horse comics.
I’m having a great time writing Maul and Savage. These brothers are responsible for probably my highest ever CPP (carnage per page).

I noticed the artist hasn’t been announced (so I won’t say anything here) but I’ve seen the first few pages and they’re great. Can’t wait for the interwebs to see a preview. Until more is announced, here is this stunning cover by Dave Dorman. This is the first cover to grace one of my comics that I couldn’t have as my desktop wallpaper. My son was too scared by it (well done, Dave Dorman).

STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL–DEATH SENTENCE #1

By now the galaxy has learned the terrible truth: Sith Lord Darth Maul still lives. Worse, he has joined forces with his brother Savage Opress!

The Jedi are searching for them and, after Maul and Opress cut a murderous swath through the Outer Rim, so is an army of mercenaries hired by a wealthy mine owner.

Darth Maul has a price on his head, and for him there is only one way to deal with such a problem: go directly to the source!

Death Sentence #1 is on sale July 25, 2012. Written by Tom Taylor (Invasion) and cover by Dave Dorman (Dark Empire, Crimson Empire)