Posts Tagged ‘Dark Horse’

Look at this page from Darth Maul: Death Sentence #3!

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Star Wars – Darth Maul: Death Sentence #3 is out this week.

We’ve had a huge response from reviewers and fans for our story but how can the story fail when Bruno Redondo and Michael Atiyeh have been combining to bring you scenes like this.

Seriously. Look at this page.

Look. At. It!


Now you’ve looked, the rest of the preview can be seen right here – http://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/Previews/21-329?page=0

One Big Week. Two Star Wars Books. Maul V Fett.

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Yes. This week I have, not one, but TWO Star Wars books out.

The final issue of ‘Star Wars: Blood Ties – Boba Fett is Dead’ will be hitting the shelves at exactly the same time as the first issue of ‘Darth Maul: Death Sentence’. Rather than have them compete for your love, why not pick up both?

I haven’t actually seen a copy of either but I’m pretty sure they’ll be okay. Chris Scalf has been killing it on the pages of Blood Ties and I can’t wait for people to see Bruno Redondo’s first foray into the Star Wars universe.

“Tom Taylor finds something of interest in every scene to ensure you actually haven’t seen all of this before… a hell of a lot of fun. This is a revenge crime thriller. It reads as a Richard Stark novel set in space. The pace clips along and each confrontation is unique and holds its own reason for deserving your attention.” “Star Wars: Blood Ties – Boba Fett Is Dead” is unashamedly an entertaining book.- CBR

“Tom Taylor is raising the bar on what can be done with Maul in a comic, and art team delivers all the eye candy readers could want. Darth Maul: Death Sentence #1 earns a flawless five out of five…” – Roqoo Depot




Star Wars: Blood Ties – Boba Fett is Dead #2 – Out this week!

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Boba Fett continues to be dead this week.  Issue #2 of Star Wars: Blood Ties – Boba Fett is Dead is out this Wednesday all over the world, and features one of my favourite covers ever from, the man, Chris Scalf.

Here are some of the nicest things said about issue #1

“Boba Fett is Dead isn’t your average Star Wars installment, it’s a rough tale of what happens when you start a war against a force that isn’t completely understood. I really look forward to what Tom Taylor has in store for the rest of this series, it’s certainly going to be an intense one. Story: ★★★★★ Art: ★★★★★ Bamfas

“It reads as a Richard Stark novel set in space. “Star Wars: Blood Ties – Boba Fett Is Dead” is unashamedly an entertaining book. Tom Taylor finds something of interest in every scene to ensure you actually haven’t seen all of this before. If you like Star Wars this is a nice and easy way to dip into the comics and have a good time.” – CBR

“What a way to start this tale – we dive right into the action, and don’t really stop at all for the whole issue. Taylor combines the action with a streak of dark comedy in both Connor Freeman and his enemies.” “Just go out and get it and read it. And then thank me.”Big Shiny Robot

“With elements of a Raymond Chandler novel, it follows in the footsteps of sci-fi noirs such as Blade Runner and Alphaville.” “I strongly recommend the Blood Ties comics to any Star Wars fan.”Fanboy Comics

“I never read any of the original Blood Ties limited series, but Tom Taylor writes this issue so well, I felt caught up and right in step with the action.” “I’m going to follow Scalf to any comic he does. Overall grade: ASci Fi Pulse

“It’s full of characters I’m unfamiliar with in the Star Wars Universe, but it doesn’t matter, the story is solid and the art by Chris Scalf is amazing.”
– Nerd Farm

“What you have here is a great first issue: plenty of answers to bring you up to speed and heaps of mystery to keep you guessing.”
- Giant Fire Breathing Robot

“I loved the first issue of Star Wars: Blood Ties-Boba Fett is Dead! Tom Taylor and Chris Scalf did an amazing job in the story and the art.” – Angry Koala Geer


Now, THAT cover.


And Here’s Dave Dorman With His Painted Cover to Darth Maul: Death Sentence

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Following on from the cover reveal, here’s my friend, Dave Dorman, with his painted cover to Star Wars: Darth Maul – Death Sentence.

Darth Dorman with Darth Maul

‘Darth Maul: Death Sentence’ will be out on July 25th.

‘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)

Darth Maul Returns! (now with Video)

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Yes, it’s true. As announced by my editor, Randy Stradley over on the Dark Horse Comics blog, I’m currently writing a Darth Maul mini series!

Maul is returning in the Clone Wars TV series and I was lucky enough to get a chance to read the scripts dealing with his return. Fans are in for a real treat. And to show you why I’m so excited, here’s the trailer for Maul’s return in The Clone Wars.


I can’t say much more about the comic series at this stage but it’s shaping up very nicely. Darth Maul may have had his legs cut off but he can still kick ass.

Darth Maul as he will appear in Clone Wars.

Star Wars: Blood Ties ‘Boba Fett is Dead’ is Solicited with stunning variant cover

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Seriously. It’s good to be a comic book writer.
As if having Chris Scalf’s covers and interiors on this book wasn’t incredible enough, Star Wars: Blood Ties ‘Boba Fett is Dead’ was solicited today with this striking variant cover from David Palumbo. Add this to these two covers already released from Chris Scalf and, for once, I’d be happy if this series WAS judged by its covers.

Tell your local comic store to order now for April. You’ll be glad you did.




STAR WARS: BLOOD TIES—BOBA FETT IS DEAD #1 (of 4)
Tom Taylor (W), Chris Scalf (A/Cover), and David Palumbo (Variant cover)
On sale Apr 25
FC, 40 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
The news spreads from one end of the galaxy to the other like wildfire: Boba Fett, the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter, is dead.
But when members of the team that killed Fett are themselves picked off one by one, Connor Freeman—the son of one of Jango Fett’s clones—gets pulled into the action in a most unexpected way!
• Writer Tom Taylor brings Blood Ties back with Boba Fett!
• Interiors and covers by Chris Scalf!

Boba Fett is Dead! Official Art Unveiled and a Teaser to the Story.

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Media Release — Fresh from the panel today at New York Comic Con, Dark Horse Comics is back with new series arcs from two of their most popular Star Wars books!

Star Wars: Blood Ties – Boba Fett is Dead

Established Star Wars writer Tom Taylor is back with another stunning Blood Ties series to be released in April 2012.

“Boba Fett is dead. The most infamous hunter in the galaxy has been hunted. He’s lying, broken, on the desert floor. He’s more blaster-holes than man. It’s the ultimate ending. However, this is just the start of our story. With the fall of Fett broadcast across the galaxy, someone rises to avenge him. But who would care about the death of a man like Fett? Bounty hunters aren’t exactly known for their enduring, close friendships but even a man like Boba Fett has family… and now a Blood Tie demands blood.” -Tom Taylor

Yes, the artwork for ‘Star Wars: Blood Ties – Boba Fett is Dead’ has been unveiled as part of the media release. And here it is!

There was no art in the first announcement over at IGN overnight, which prompted me to do this.

In other news, ‘The Deep: Here Be Dragons’ is sold out AGAIN on Amazon.  If you’re a fan of my Star Wars work, please do check out this book about the adventures of a multi-ethnic family of underwater explorers who live on a submarine. It’s available from the official website for $9.95, it has had rave reviews and I’m very proud of it. Cheers!

Check Out 'The Deep: Here Be Dragons'

Boba Fett Is Dead – Star Wars Blood Ties

Friday, October 14th, 2011

New York Comic Con has just started but apparently my major news has just been announced with IGN and Bleeding Cool reporting my new Blood Ties series ‘Boba Fett is Dead’ with artist Chris Scalf is underway.

The first Blood Ties received a lot of love from fans and critics alike and I’m constantly asked whether there will be more. Well, I can finally say ‘yes, there will be’. It’s 4.56am here in Australia and I’ve been up all night working away on issue #3.

I don’t think Dark Horse have released the cover art yet, so I’ve taken it upon myself to come up with a visual for everyone.

Star Wars Blood Ties – Boba Fett is Dead

(Please note: Not final artwork)

Today. ‘Revelations’ lives up to its name.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Today sees the release of Star Wars: Invasion – Revelations #4 and, although there have been plenty of surprises so far, this is the issue where the ‘Revelations’ become, well… revelatory. Issue #4 is where it also gets quite explodey and carnagey, as you’d probably expect from a cover like this…

And don’t forget, next week sees my first work in the DC Universe as I pit the Green Lantern Corps against Sinestro and Brainiac in DCUO Legends #16.