In 2000, Dark Horse took the popular villain from The Phantom Menace and gave him his own comic book series. Darth Maul was created by Ron Marz, Jan Duursema, and Rick Magyar, with covers by Drew Struzan. The story was a single mission from Darth Sidious: strike at the heart of Black Sun. Maul starts at the outer ranks of the criminal organization and what follows is four issues of the most brutal battles, calculated chaos, and merciless mayhem ever shown in a Star Wars comic. Nothing stands in Darth Maul's way, not the bodyguards, the Vigos, a Nightsister, all the way up the head of the Black Sun itself. Plus, readers are given a first look at the tattoos that are all over Maul's body, proving his dedication to the Sith.