Star Wars: Darth Maul: Son Of Dathomir #1

Star Wars: Darth Maul: Son Of Dathomir #1

Writer: Jeremy Barlow Artist: Juan Frigeri, Mauro Vargas Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 21, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 16
7.2Critic Rating
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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!
A part of The Clone Wars season 6 you
never saw!

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Stephen Fox May 23, 2014

    If you enjoyed "Clone Wars," you'll enjoy this too. If you've never seen "Clone Wars" give it a try and then loop back around to find out what happens to a favorite baddie in this well crafted mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali May 21, 2014

    Star Wars Darth Maul: Son Of Dathomir #1 is an entertaining start to the series as its simple yet interesting premise benefits from the pacing and the enjoyable action sequences. I'm not sure how long that enjoyment can hold up considering there was virtually zero character development but taking this issue for what it is, a continuation of a Clone Wars story line devoted to Darth Maul, it's still pretty fun. If you hated Star Wars Episodes I – III then this series isn't for you as many of the same characters reappear here but if you've been looking for more Darth Maul you might want to give this issue a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin May 20, 2014

    Star Wars: Darth Maul"Son of Dathomir #1 is a solid start to what should be a rousing mini-series. So grab a seat, find some light and enjoy this recommended release. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman May 21, 2014

    Barlow's debut issue isn't very plot heavy, but it does just enough to introduce us to the appealing cast it'll involve and hints at the road it'll take. Then there's the action, the oh-so-glorious action. That's really what sells this issue. Sure, I'm plenty excited to see where Maul's story in this era will take him and what kind of roles the other individuals will play, but right now, the creative team has made quite an impact with an incredibly fun battle and ends the issue with a remark that feels like it's speaking directly to the reader. The follow-up to Darth Maul's animated return is off to an entertaining start and definitely has a lot of potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 23, 2014

    Interesting, but not thrilling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain May 26, 2014

    Still, this was a good decent issue and I'm open to reading more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis May 30, 2014

    Darth Maul was one of the few saving graces of the Phantom Menace film, so it's nice to be able to see him fleshed out as a truly interesting character. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Eric Goldman May 21, 2014

    Son of Dathomir gets off to a solid start with a crowd-pleasing story that includes many popular Star Wars villains. As a big fan of The Clone Wars -- and having named Maul one of the two biggest unresolved plotlines when the show was cancelled -- it's great to see this story told and to once again discover what happens when the enemies of the Jedi battle one another, instead of the Republic. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Capeless Crusader - Dave Buesing May 22, 2014

    The script from Jeremy Barlow and art from Juan Frigeri is plotting towards a big confrontation with both Darth Sidious and a certain relative in Darth Mauls life (apparently he has a strained family relationship). Mostly, though, this is just good, clean, fun, Star Wars action with one of the worlds most interesting characters. When you have a Sith Lord who says things like I have become indifferent to pain, theres really only one thing to do, and thats to buy the comic already. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido May 19, 2014

    If there is a downside to Star Wars Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir it's that Maul himself. With so much of the plot driven by Palpatine's plotting or the action sequences Maul doesn't get much time for character development and so comes off as a bit of a non-entity here. He's generally snarling or growling or fighting and so we never get much of a sense for what his motivations or goals are, just to mess up everyone's day. Maybe this is elaborated on a little bit more in the previous comics or hopefully will come up later on but within this issue despite having Maul's name on the cover this feel's more like Palpatine or Dooku's comic. Overall though Star Wars Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir is still a very enjoyable read and does give off that authentic Star Wars oeuvre in a great way and I'd recommended it for fans looking for something quick and easy to pick-up and read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis May 21, 2014

    At the end of the day, it all adds up to make it worth checking out issue #2"but seriously, if Maul and Grievous ever meet again, let's hope their battle is as good as it should be. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser May 28, 2014

    Obi-Wan lives through this to be killed on the Death StarMaul isn't in the OT, so he isn't going to survive, or be of any influenceMaul wont exact and deadly revenge on Sideous, Dooku, or GreviousSo whats the point? Sure he could take over some crime syndicates, but he wont be of any influence if he does survive all this. And while Im sure the animated series had some plans for him so they could keep some viewers, in retrospect, Maul should have died at Sideous hand (There are only two!). So why keep reading? Well, after watching 6 seasons of the Clone Wars animated series, I have some faith that Jeremy Barlow will be able to make this interesting, and give us some closure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - James McQueen May 20, 2014

    Never being much of a talker, Maul is written well here. The rage has been building and someone, likely many, will be on the receiving end of his light sabre. The rest of the big hitters have some good lines too with General Grievous in particular looking to be on fine form. Its shaping up to be a good and important story and one that Star Wars fans should certainly check out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Cole Kennedy May 23, 2014

    Barlow has written a fairly good issue that (if read aloud) certainly sounds like a Star Wars adventure, although focusing more on story-building than action scenes may be beneficial in the future. Frigeri's art and Dzioba's colors were certainly some of the book's highlights as they add a sense of familiarity that helps to easily ease this series into the larger Star wars lore. Hopefully this is not the last Star Wars series published by Dark Horse but if it is, it wouldn't be a bad one to end on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 22, 2014

    "Star Wars: Darth Maul -- Son of Dathomir" #1 serves as a nice primer for things to come as well as a solid encapsulation of who the forces of evil are during the Clone Wars. Barlow and Frigeri have found a story with some room for development featuring characters that readers love to hate. With Maul trying to find his way and Sidious manipulating everyone around him, this series is set to give readers plenty of action, intrigue and Sith. This is a nice welcome mat to the time between prequels, giving readers a chance to focus on the politics and power struggles of the bad guys. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 25, 2014

    Darth Maul is a great character. Even if bringing him back cheapens Kenobi a little bit, the character is better off not dead. This series feels like it was a rush to close out in time for the Dark Horse imposed deadline of August for publishing single Star Wars issues and that there was a scramble to connect the plot dots from the show. This is a below average book but hopefully it will turn around quickly. Read Full Review

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