A long time ago in a galaxy far,
far away. . . .

STAR WARS

No. 1 * 2001

Star Wars No. 1 * 2001

Cover Artist
DREW STRUZAN

Cover taken from STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL #2 published by Dark Horse Comics, October 2000

Price, SEK 35.00
In Finland, FIM 35.00

52 pages (including covers)
Color

DARTH MAUL, PART 1

In a hidden subterranean lair on Coruscant, a bare-chested Darth Maul meditates. He is suddenly set upon by a group of assassin droids. He easily defeats them with his double-bladed lightsaber and his rage-enhanced agility. Darth Sidious compliments him on his "trial", and informs him he has a task to perform. Plans for the blockade of Naboo are proceeding apace, but Sidious wants to make sure there will be no interference "from other sources". To that end, Maul is ordered to assassinate the head of Black Sun, the biggest criminal syndicate in the galaxy, plunging them into chaos. Sidious leads them into a hangar and presents him with a modified Sienar armed courier – now renamed the "Sith Infiltrator". Maul takes off, activating the cloaking device as he goes. Nearby, at the Jedi Temple, Qui-Gon Jinn senses something odd – "like a shadow passing over the sun".

A few days later on a space station, a Sullustan named Feen is on the run from some creditors – specifically, Asa Naga and his Wookiee friend Gargachykk. But when they catch up to him, they find him cut in half, and Maul standing before them. Maul states upfront that he knows they're with Black Sun, and he wants to join up. He demands to see the local vigo, Darnada the Dug. At Darnada's home, meanwhile, a Neimoidian named Hath Monchar is desperately trying to convince the Dug of his story – that the Sith have returned, have taken over the Trade Federation and are planning the blockade of a certain planet. Darnada laughs him out of the place. Just after he leaves, Asa, Garga and Maul arrive. When asked why he came, Maul replies: "I came to kill you. All of you." And a mere minute later, he's done exactly that – except for Asa, whom he lets go with the information that Black Sun's vigos are going to war with each other. As Asa flees the station in a stolen ship, it explodes – and the Sith Infiltrator flies out of the fireball, cloaking itself right before Asa's panicked eyes . . . .

Darth Maul, Part 1

Writer
RON MARZ

Artists
JAN DUURSEMA and RICK MAGYAR

Colorist
DAVE McCAIG

American Editor
DAVE LAND

Translator and Letterer
JANNE HELANDER

Swedish Editor
JANNE ERIKSSON

Story taken from STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL #1–2 published by Dark Horse Comics, September–October 2000


Text and illustrations for STAR WARS™ are © Lucasfilm Ltd. Swedish translations are © Egmont Serieförlaget. Summary was taken with permission from STAR WARS Timetales. Not to be reproduced without permission.