Source: Dark Horse/Netgalley – I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I received no compensation.
Publisher: Dark Horse
Edition: Egalley, 81 pages
Genre: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction
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Would-be Sith Savage Opress has located his long-lost brother, Darth Maul! Now the two of them have embarked on a killing spree, cutting a deadly swath through the Outer Rim planets. Determined to stop the brothers, the Jedi Council sends a task force of skilled Jedi to hunt them down and bring them to justice. But when you’re hunting Sith, be careful . . . You might just catch them!
This centers around one of my favorite Sith, Darth Maul…though I will admit as a kid I liked him simply because he looked really cool and had a dual lightsaber. He’s one of the characters that are “killed” off and you are left with a sense of curiosity as to what their stories are, and like other character Darth Maul turns out to be very much alive. The Sith Hunters takes place after an episode of The Clone Wars show (Episode 22: Revenge) and helps fill in the gaps after the season finale. If you don’t really watch the show then they provide a brief summary in the beginning to explain a few details, but it’s probably best that you know some of the Clone Wars storyline before digging in.They also go into exactly how Maul survived and how he was reunited with his brother Savage. Darth Maul is still the awesome character that I originally saw in Phantom Menace, and he certainly doesn’t disappoint when it comes to getting things done the correct way. However this is very much what I would call “filler” and doesn’t feel all that necessary, though it does enhance your viewing experience and will certainly leave you wanting more. I enjoyed the extra glimpse into the show and the events that are skipped over, and I think anyone who enjoys the series will think so as well. The story is rather short and fast paced which leads me to believe that the new season will pick up shortly after the events in this book.
I would say this is a good continuation from the show and would be a fantastic read for those who keep up with it especially if you want to know more while you wait for the new season that airs in September.