Star Wars: Darth Maul: Son Of Dathomir #2

Star Wars: Darth Maul: Son Of Dathomir #2

Writer: Jeremy Barlow Artist: Juan Frigeri Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 18, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 11
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With his Shadow Collective army stalled, Darth Maul calls on Mother Talzin for help and is sent reinforcements—the deadly Nightbrothers! Maul is ready again to take on the Separatist droid army, Count Dooku, and General Grievous—in a trio of simultaneous battles!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 18, 2014

    This is a fun, entertaining read for those craving to see what became Maul in the never filmed season of The Clone Wars. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Nevin Jones Jun 19, 2014

    The art of Frigeri is detailed with heavy black lines and strong backgrounds in each panel. Each battle is full of energy, and the colors of Dzioba mirror the dark tone of the comic. Basically, it's just nice to look at, and I love that Darth Maul sneer face. This comic has everything you could want in a Star Wars story, Mandalorians, Siths, space battles, lightsabers. It's pure fun like the animated series, and I cannot wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jun 18, 2014

    Star Wars Darth Maul: Son Of Dathomir #2 is an entertaining issue that moves the story forward while creating the potential for some interesting plot twists. It's not the most complex story and readers who have no knowledge of the Clone Wars might feel slightly detached due to the lack of character development these two issues but won't have a problem following the series of events taking place. And the conclusion of this issue means all bets are off the table for next issue…well, within the confines of established events but at least the suspense makes it seem that way. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Jun 18, 2014

    It's good to see that Dark Horse is taking this final book of theirs in an interesting direction. Last issue felt like a lead up right back to the television series' status quo, but this one gives us an interesting hook to make the lasers and explosions actually feel worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jun 17, 2014

    Star Wars: Darth Maul"Son of Dathomir #2 is an exciting romp that's bound to be memorable despite even the highest expectation. Grab your gear and prepare for another journey with the fate of the galaxy in play! Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Eric Goldman Jun 19, 2014

    My issues with the art aside, the second issue of Son of Dathomir lives up to the series title by bringing in many of Maul's fellow Nightbrothers, in the midst of a very big, very engaging battle, while the hints at Talzin and Sidious' bigger struggle continue to entice. I also have to say how enjoyable it is to read the text at the start of the issue, which is clearly meant to be the newsreel type announcement that would open each episode of The Clone Wars " indeed, no doubt this is probably almost (if not simply exactly) what we would have heard, if these episodes had been completed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis Jun 20, 2014

    Star Wars: Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir #2 is a good continuation of the series and is helped with showcasing stinger art this time around. A good plot that leaves you engaged and curious as to what happens next, not only with Maul, but his enemies as well help to make this an enjoyable read. This is a definite pickup for Star Wars fans as well as fans of Darth Maul. He is finally looking like an impressive force and makes his movie version pale in comparison. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Tim Jun 16, 2014

    Unfortunately, we really wont see which way it goes until we get the next few issues, so Im having some trouble concretely defining this issue as one written well or not. I will definitely say the art is outstanding, and the writing has set up endless paths at its disposal but only time will tell if that potential is realized or not. If youve already picked up the first issue, I definitely recommend picking this up, as I tend to think of myself as a closet optimist. However, if youre behind and havent started the limited yet, hold off for now. The possibility for trite and shallow resolution is as real as any other outcome. In that case, Id suggest waiting to see some reviews once the limited has completed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jun 18, 2014

    "Star Wars: Darth Maul " Son of Dathomir" #2 has a title that takes longer to say than some of its anticipated but flawed showdowns take to read, but faithful characterization in an attractive package make it the kind of story that will be pleasing enough to "Star Wars" fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jun 16, 2014

    Overall though what Star Wars Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir reminds me of the most would be Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, the Jango Fett video game. Both work as these sort of set-piece tours of the Star Wars universe as well as taking you through a collection of popular villains from the films (which makes sense given the villain centric nature of the prequel series.) I can't say that there's much to really sink your teeth into by way of the series' meaning something but it is good Star Wars action, not amazing or incredibly or even great, just good and that's good enough for a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jun 18, 2014

    STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL - SON OF DATHOMIR incorporates a great cast of characters and has the privilege of following-up a very exciting storyline from the animated series. Unfortunately, this second chapter's events feel mostly forgettable and instead leave us wondering what'll happen in the next chapter. It essentially feels like it's going through the motions to move the plot forward. There's most definitely some interesting developments and I'm anxious to see what'll happen next (how could I not be?), but the execution of everything feels somewhat generic. It's not bad and the artwork is consistent, but despite all of the events, nothing here really leaves a lasting impact. It's a shame because there's so much potential here. Still, you can't help but love diving back into the evil side of this universe and, even if the action scenes are short-lived, it's still pretty enjoyable while it lasts. Hopefully the next issue will be more engaging! Read Full Review

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