Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir

I don’t believe I ever shared my (rather brief) review of Son of Dathomir on here. I just finished Dark Disciple this week, and given that it’s another of the projects that continued The Clone Wars after the end of the series, I figured it’d be fitting to share my opinions of both. Also, sorry for all the Star Wars posts! I’ll calm back down eventually.

Star Wars: Darth Maul: Son of DathomirStar Wars: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir by Jeremy Barlow

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I sought this out because it was the “canon” bridge between Maul’s final appearance in The Clone Wars and his first appearance in Rebels. The collection accomplishes that goal and also very conclusively wraps up Mother Talzin’s fate. But it is a fairly boring series of action set pieces and little plot. We are told that Maul and Talzin are important, but we are shown little of this. In fact, Maul’s whole life is a series of attempts to gain revenge–mostly against the Jedi or the Sith or both–only to fail again and again and again. The more he appears, the less interesting he becomes as a character. He’s almost comical to me now, always rising up one more time to get punched down again.

Oh well. At least I know how he escaped from Sidious after the end of The Clone Wars, I guess. With this story, though, it might have been best to leave that escape a mystery.

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