- Squick: While on Malachor, Palpatine makes Maul breathe in the ash of the some hundred/thousand-year old corpses.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: When the series was first announced, some were disappointed that it would take place before The Phantom Menace rather than in the Time Skip between The Clone Wars/Revenge of the Sith and Rebels, as at the time of the announcement, what Maul had been up to during the Time Skip and how exactly he got stranded on Malachor was unknown. However, current reception to the plot of the series is relatively positive, as it does give insight to Maul's past as a Sith apprentice, helped in that his endgame story in Rebels was being released side-by-side with the first two issues then.
- Unexpected Character: Khaat Qiyn and her apprentice Bairdon Jace. Considering they were peripheral characters in Attack of the Clones, their appearance in Darth Maul and the fact that they actually first appeared in the theatrical films was surprising to the fans. The two also have very little information in the Legends continuity as well, so hardly anyone expected them to have a role beyond being part of what is basically a filler crowd.
- No one expected bounty hunters to help Maul in his hunt, nevermind Cad Bane and Aurra Sing, who will also continue to be adversaries of the Jedi Order in The Clone Wars.
YMMV / Darth Maul