Monday, June 3, 2024

Darth Maul: Black, White & Red #2

Continuing the layout of the first issue, and ignoring the established structure of previous black and white anthology series, Darth Maul: Black, White & Red #2 offers us another single standalone tale featuring Darth Maul. Set on the slowly dying remote colony in the Outer Rim known as Moonbender run mostly by former bounty hunters and soldiers of fortune, the locals receive an unexpected guest with orders for every single member of the colony to leave the system. A guest who will not take no for an answer.

Not a group of people to just pack up and leave, the settlers stay and fight... and die. Darth Maul: Black, White & Red #2 is the kind of issue I wish we'd get more of with Darth Vader, simply overpowering his adversaries and leaving a trail of blood and destruction in his wake. It's not surprising to learn the colony had no strategic or economical value to Darth Sidious, it was simply a chance to test his apprentice's skills.

[Marvel, $5.99]

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