The Clone Wars cartoon will get an ending, courtesy of Dark Horse

Dark Horse may be losing the Star Wars comics license next year, but they're clearly trying to end it right — including the new announcement that the Clone Wars cartoon will get a real, official ending courtesy of a new four-part comic miniseries, beginning this summer.

I don't need to tell Clone Wars fans that the cartoon didn't "end" as much as "stop", as new rights holders Disney decided to close up shop to begin work on a new Star Wars cartoon to air on their own Disney XD channel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a screenplay for a four-part cartoon miniseries, which was intended to be the actual finale, was written but obviously never made. Dark Horse is turning that into this comic series, which will be titled Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir. "All you need to know is that Darth Maul has returned, that he's really pissed off, and that his former master Darth Sidious is determined to put him back in the ground, permanently," writer Jeremy Barlow told Newsarama.

This is awesome, and this news makes me even sadder that Dark Horse is losing the Star Wars license. I feel they should get at least another bonus year for this, don't you?