Darth Maul Gets A Prequel Comic

Marvel’s new line of “Star Wars” comics have essentially avoided the era of the “Star Wars” prequels. That changes with an upcoming mini-series exploring the past of “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” villain Darth Maul.

USA Today reports that the five-part project will be penned by Cullen Bunn and boast art by Luke Ross. “Darth Maul” follows the young sith acolyte skulking in the shadows of the galactic underworld.

Denied the chance to strike at the Jedi Order by his master, Maul seeks to ease his rage elsewhere – only to find the opportunity to test himself against a Jedi that he could potentially corrupt to the dark side.

The aim is to reportedly help deal with the personality differences between the Maul of the prequel and the one of the animated series appearances.

“Darth Maul” starts hitting shelves in February.