Star Wars: Darth Maul - Death Sentence #4

Star Wars: Darth Maul - Death Sentence #4

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Bruno Redondo Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 31, 2012 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

As more Jedi—Obi-Wan included!—and clone trooper reinforcements arrive to take Savage Opress and the crooked mine owner into custody, Darth Maul convinces the locals that the Jedi are in league with the mine owner who exploited them.

If the Jedi fight the natives, they’ll be killing innocents. If they don’t, they’ll be killed themselves! It’s the perfect distraction for Maul to find and release his brother!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Oct 31, 2012

    Star Wars fans -- be it casual or expert -- should absolutely read this series. Taylor takes a brilliant look at Maul's deeply disturbing mind and crafts a standalone story that'll keep your intriuge the entire time. There's plenty of well written action to go around and more than a handful of dark moments that'll shock you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 2, 2012

    I was really impressed with this comic. It was fun! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 5, 2012

    Mr. Grant Morrison is two for two with this new creator-owned series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Oct 27, 2012

    For those of us that have thoroughly enjoyed this entry into Star Wars lore, this issue was likely bittersweet. It was concluded a very fun, very entertaining story arc, that featured excellent artwork and a fantastic plot. It also however, means that it's going to be a little while before we see Darth Maul starring in another comic book. While you're waiting, you might want to give Death Sentence a read to sate your hunger. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 31, 2012

    Artist Bruno Redonodo finishes out this title as strong as he began. Each and every shot of Judd looks awesome, and at his dramatic turn, completely awe-inspiring. Darth Maul's horns still have a funny way of changing length from panel to panel, but that's a minor gripe for an otherwise solid looking book. While this comic goes light on the titular Darth Maul, it will please those looking for a Star Wars comic that doesn't feature Darth Vader, as all the good ones seem to do. Darth Maul -- Death Sentence offers up an enjoyable story that features my favorite new Star Wars character, Jedi Master Judd the dinosaur. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Nov 1, 2012

    The final issue wrapped up stories a little too quickly for my tastes, but the seeds of distrust and hate the Brothers Sith plant are just fun. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Fanboy Ramblings - Fanboy Ramblings Nov 1, 2012

    Overall, this book was okay. Maul is far and away my favorite character in the Star Wars universe and his portrayal in this book doesn't really live up to what we know him to be. He shows some very ruthless and evil moments but sometimes he comes off as a psycho cartoon villain more than a killer Sith bad-ass. The art like most of the Dark Horse Star Wars books is stunning and fits the universe very well. The story in this series was very lacking, they could have done so much more and it ultimately felt like it was too trivial for a Sith to be dealing with. If you're a Star Wars fan who doesn't miss a single issue of anything Star Wars related, I say check it out. If you're not a uber-fan there probably isn't much here for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Fandom Post - John Rose Oct 31, 2012

    Darth Maul-Death Sentence goes out far closer to a whimper than the bang that the previous two issues looked to be building toward as Darth Maul's manipulations and gambits have paid off with his various enemies and pawns dancing as if in the palm of his hand which grants him easy passage to attempt to achieve his goal. With the world about to burn and a prophecy still to be fulfilled will Darth Maul be able to achieve his ultimate victory or will that prize slip tantalizingly out of his hand. With one last scene before the curtain drops on this performance the final issue may leave readers' longing for the buildup that was constructed along the way rather than the finished edifice that lies before them. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Oct 28, 2012

    With this final issue, this series kind of left me with an empty feeling, like there was something missing in the end. I do believe that Darth Maul is a character with huge potential and hopefully another series will nail it. This issue gets a 6 and so do all four issues. Read Full Review

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