Dark Horse will engage in one last lightsaber battle before turning the Star Wars graphic novels over to Marvel. Veteran Star Wars writer and editor Jeremy Barlow will be finishing The Clone Wars in a series of graphic novels to be released in May 2014. This will allow them to wrap up a planned story exploring Darth Maul’s arc by adapting the show’s scripts into a four-part miniseries: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir. This will also give fans of the show some much-needed closure, even if it’s coming in a slightly different format.
Barlow is also working to make sure that readers unfamiliar with The Clone Wars will be able to jump in: “All you need to know is that Darth Maul has returned, that he’s really pissed off, and that his former master Darth Sidious is determined to put him back in the ground, permanently.” We can think of no better way to spend May than catching up with pissed off Darth Maul!