For other uses, see Darth Maul (disambiguation).

Star Wars: Darth Maul is a series of comics published by Dark Horse Comics about Darth Maul's mission to destroy Black Sun's leadership. It ran from September 6, 2000 to December 6, 2000.

Plot summary[]

Prior to the events of Star Wars Episode I, Darth Sidious ordered his loyal apprentice Darth Maul to strike down one of the most powerful organizations in the entire Galaxy: the Black Sun. Maul starts his hunt, slaying two on the nine vigos, forcing the others to meet with Alexi Garyn himself on Ralltiir, inside the impenetrable Black Sun Fortress. Soon the Dark Lord of the Sith reaches the planet and completes his mission with another violent massacre, killing all the remaining vigos, Alexi Garyn himself, and his bodyguard, the deadly Mighella. Once Maul performs his duties, it is later on that Prince Xizor takes command of Black Sun.


Color code key:
Collected (TPB) issue Released issue Future issue
Issue Title Publication date Trade paperback Star Wars Omnibus Epic Collection Marvel Omnibus
1 Darth Maul 1 September 6, 2000
Darth Maul
May 2, 2001
30th Anniversary Collection Volume 3: Darth Maul
May 16, 2007
Omnibus rise of the sith cover
Rise of the Sith
December 17, 2008
Rise of the Sith Vol. 2
November 28, 2017
Star Wars Legends Rise of the Sith Omnibus final cover
Rise of the Sith Omnibus
February 8, 2022
2 Darth Maul 2 October 4, 2000
3 Darth Maul 3 November 1, 2000
4 Darth Maul 4 December 6, 2000

Behind the scenes[]

Maul's murdering of the Vigos is referenced in the Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith novelization, Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter, Darth Maul: Saboteur, and Darth Plagueis.

The Scimitar is given to Darth Maul for the first time during this episode. It is also the first time Maul uses its probe droids and its speeder bike.

One of the vigo's bodyguards resembles Quinlan Vos: he shows the same hair style and yellow facial tattoo.


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