Star Wars: Darth Maul #3
November 2000
22ppg, $2.99

Scripter: Ron Marz
Penciler: Jan Duursema
Inker: Rick Magyar
Letterer: Steve Dutro
Colorist: Dave McCaig
Cover Artist: Drew Struzan
Book Design: Jeremy Perkins
Assistant Editor: Michael Carriglitto
Editor: Dave Land
Publisher: Mike Richardson

CHARACTER
Featured
Darth Maul

Supporting
Vigo Morn (dies, Calamari), Vigo Whee Tillatch (Selonian), Vigo Narees (Iktotchi), Mighella, Oolth, Asa Naga, Devaronian Vigo, Twi'lek Vigo, Vigo Dardo (Rodian), Vigo Nep Chung (Phuii), Vigo Mother Dean

Villain
Alexi Garyn (head of Black Sun, called "Master Lex" throughout)

Other
Black Sun guards (die, include Gotal)

Cameo
Darth Sidious (as Hologram)

DROID
Sith probe droid (referred to as Dark Eye Probes), droid bodyguard

LOCATION
Mon Calamari, Ralltiir, Black Sun fortress

ORGANIZATION
Black Sun

SPECIES
Falleen, Gamorrean, Klatooinian, Nikto, Ishi Tib, Weequay, Whipid, Aqualish, Iktotchi, Twi'lek, Rodian, Selonian

TECHNOLOGY
electrobinoculars, holoprojector, Darth Maul's lightsaber

VEHICLE
Sith speeder

COMMENTS
This timeline in this issue indicates the events of this series take place 6 months prior to The Phantom Menace, while the online timeline indicates 33 years before A New Hope.Published both with an artwork cover by Drew Struzan and a photo cover variant.
SYNOPSIS
On Mon Calamari, Vigo Morn is pleading with Darth Maul for his life. The Calamari even tells Maul the location of the meeting of the remaining Black Sun Vigos on Ralltiir. Maul is not so easily swayed, and kills Morn.

At the Black Sun Fortress on Ralltiir, the remaining seven Vigos all bicker amongst themselves, Vigo Whee Tillatch and Vigo Narees being the most vocal. They are interrupted by a sword thrust between them from the Masters bodyguard Mighella. Alexi Garyn enters with his aide Oolth and Asa Naga. Asa tells the Vigo's his story of survival on Darnada's space station. Garyn does not know who this 'Maul' is that threatens Black Sun, but that he is dangerous. He tells his Vigos that they may have been driven together to be eliminated in one stroke, but his fortress his unbreachable and there is a legion of troops outside, plus they each have personal bodyguards, so they must just wait.

All this has been observed by a black eye probe droid launched from Maul's ship. It joins its siblings and returns to him where he is observing the fortress thru a pair of electrobinoculars. He contacts Darth Sidious on his holoprojector and lets him know all is in readiness before launching himself towards the fortress on his Sith speeder.

The guards outside, which include a Gotal, begin firing upon Maul, but he easily slices them down. Mighella, a Dathomir nightsister, senses a disturbance in the Force. Garyn tries to assuage her fears, that his cadre will stop the intruder. She informs him bluntly that they won't.

Maul leaps off his speeder inside the fortress to battle dozens of Black Sun soldiers. Whipid, human, Aqualish, Ishi Tib, Klatooinan, Gran, Nikto, Rodian, Devaronian; none are a match for the fury of Maul and his double-bladed lightsaber! As he leaves the carnage to find the Vigos, he Force chokes a lone survivor.

Approaching the seal of the Black Sun on the main chamber door, Maul ignites his saber and burns through the door, kicking it in to be confronted by the bodyguards of the Vigos. They are ready to kill him. Maul just smiles.


Non-Comic Related Items
Darth Maul-Shadow Hunter (pbk; Reeves; 2001)


Related Issues
Darth Maul #1 Darth Maul #2 Darth Maul #4


Trade Paperbacks and Alternate Covers
Star Wars Omnibus: Rise of the Sith Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: Rise of The Sith Trade Paperback #2 Darth Maul Trade Paperback 30th Anniversary Collection #3
Darth Maul 3 Photo Cover

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