Story progression and plot potentially becomes more complex going forward with the inclusion of the Jedi this issue.
Action sequence focuses on Count Dooku and becomes predictable. Simplicity in locating Darth Maul's base
Rating ( 8 )
- Total score
Star Wars Darth Maul: Son Of Dathomir #3 has Darth Sidious re-examining his plans based on the recent capture of Count Dooku and General Grievous by Darth Maul and his forces. Using his position as the Supreme Chancellor he calls on the Jedi and informs them that reports have surfaced describing a battle between Count Dooku and a red-skinned Sith, and suggest to Mace Windu that it could be Darth Maul, the Sith they’ve been trying to capture. Certain it is Darth Maul, Mace organizes the Jedi and other soldiers to search the area, and the items they find only confirms that belief and also sheds light on the Mandalorians helping them. Meanwhile, Darth Maul attempts to negotiate with Sidious and use Dooku and Grievous as bargaining chips, and if his demands aren’t met he’ll kill them. Unfazed by his demands, Sidious cuts off communication and instead of killing them Darth Maul offers Dooku a deal. He states that since it’s only a matter of time before Sidious betrays him the same way he’s betrayed everyone else, Dooku would be better off joining forces with him and Mother Talzin, and together they could defeat Sidious. But with the Jedi hot on their trail now Sidious might end up being the least of their concerns.
Star Wars Darth Maul: Son Of Dathomir #3 is an entertaining issue in the context of the series, and the inclusion of the Jedi makes the story slightly more complex and that works if it’s connected to Sidious’s original plan. However the focus on Count Dooku when the action started took away from the sequence for me as the matter was already decided before even started. Still, this series is enjoyable for what it is and since the plot has become more complex with the Jedi the potential story developments become more intriguing.
Release Date: 7/16/14
Writer: Jeremy Barlow
Artist: Juan Frigeri