Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Cover Preview: Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter Re-Release
Starwars.com has posted the cover art for the Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter novel, part of next years The Phantom Menace in 3D marketing campaign. Lucasfilm is good at the synergy thing, not only is Darth Maul on the retail packaging for toys next year, not only is he almost certain to appear in Season 4 of The Clone Wars, but its pretty clear he will be one of the major selling points and promotional tools for Episode I.
Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter tells the tale of Lorn Pavan and his sidekick droid I-5YQ, while being pursued by Maul. Shadow Hunter has one of my favorite closing scenes in any Star Wars novel.
The re-release will feature a new Darth Maul short story by James Luceno as well as the 2001 short story Darth Maul: Saboteur which was previously released.