Thursday, December 28, 2017

Modern Marvel: Darth Maul #3 (12 Days of Bounty Hunter Covers)

The recent Darth Maul 5-issue mini-series from Marvel was well received by fans.  In the series, Maul is sent by Darth Sidious to assist the Trade Federation in dealing with pirates.  While carrying out Sidious' orders, Maul learn about a Jedi Padawan, Eldra Kaitis, who has been captured by the Xrexus Cartel and is going to be auctioned off.  Darth Maul hires bounty hunters to help him infiltrate the auction and take the Padawan.  Maul hires Cad Bane and his group that include Aurra Sing, Vorhdeilo, and Troo-tril-tek.

Star Wars: Darth Maul #3a - Marvel Comics, U.S. (April 2017)
The standard cover for Darth Maul #3 shows Maul surrounded by the four bounty hunters.  Aurra Sing was used by Dark Horse in their Star Wars (1998) title as an antagonist to the Jedi.  In that series, Aurra Sing was a former Jedi Padawan with an intense hatred for Jedi.  In new continuity, she has not been revealed as a former Padawan but instead most of her character has been formulated from her appearances in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series.  Unlike Sing, Cad Bane did not appear in comics prior to the Maul mini-series and, like Sing, most of his appearances have been in The Clone Wars animated series.  Both Vorhdeilo and Troo-tril-tek are new creations making their first appearances in Darth Maul #2.

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