Are three Jedi enough against Darth Maul and Savage Opress? Artoo calculates the odds of their survival as 725:1 in the second issue of Darth Maul: Death Sentence.
The tag team of Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo continue their wake of destruction for the Sith brothers, Darth Maul and Savage Opress in Issue 2 of Star Wars: Darth Maul – Death Sentence (Dark Horse profile). Definitely not going to spoil the action here, so get out there and pick this up!
This issue is full of the action and wit that you’d expect from Taylor, and when some characters that were previously on the sidelines finally join the game, things get shaken up a bit for everyone. When we left, the two Zabraks had encountered Ja’Boag, the mine operator who had put out a bounty on the Sith boys, and before they could kill him, the two and a half Jedi show up. Time for some epic action. Some of the scenes are reminiscent of both 300 and The Force Unleashed. All I’m gonna say. After the fight, those who survived find themselves in new situations as a native prophecy is fulfilled. We also get a bit more into Maul’s head as he deals with a changing situation, and a Jedi picks up some clues: something is rotten in the state of Denmark!
Best line ever about Maul and Opress: “He lacks focus like you lack legs.” — Jedi trash talk!
I’d tell you what my favorte panels of Bruno Redondo’s art (colored by Michael Atiyeh) are, but SPOILERS.
While Dave Dorman captures the characters of Savage Opress and Darth Maul well – a determined Opress being still and defending in his armor, and the muscular raging Maul springing into action, I just keep thinking that Maul is going end up landing on his brother. Probably not a good battle strategy. This artwork would almost work better to have them side by side, but that wouldn’t work in the portrait format of a comic cover.
If you like action in your Star Wars comics (or you just like awesomeness), you should be reading this series.