If you are a fan of Bounty Hunters and especially Boba Fett this past week started the huge Marvel Comics Star Wars cross-over series. Taking place between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters gives us the Story of what all happen when Boba Fett left with Han’s frozen in carbonite body from Bespin. Written by author Charles Soule, this series which takes place in 34 issues in multiple Star Wars comic series began last week with Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters – Alpha #1 Prelude “Precious Cargo”.
STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS – ALPHA PRELUDE “PRECIOUS CARGO”
Things Don’t Go As Planned.
If you thought it was easy going for Boba Fett after he left Bespin with the frozen in carbonite body of Han Solo you thought wrong. As Boba Fett is on his way to deliver Solo to Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine he notices the carbonite is having issues and that Solo is starting to thaw out. To fix this issue Boba lands on the smuggler moon of Nar Shaddaa. There he meets with Doc Ragon to see if he can fix the issues. It turns out that the Doc can but there is one little issue Boba is broke. With the Doc wanting cash upfront Boba tries to make a deal with him when that fails Ragon has a job for Boba and if it is completed they will call it even.
Well, it seems that it is not an easy job, the Doc wants Boba to kill a pit fighter named Wyrmen Lictor that killed one of the Doc’s sponsored fighters. Boba agrees to do the job, but there is a couple of problems. First off she is the current pit fighting champion and is very well protected. Second Boba is too recognizable to just want in there and demand to fight. So taking his father’s name ‘Jango” and disguising his armor. Once at the arena, we get an emotional flashback of Boba holding his father’s helmet after he was killed by Mace Windu. Once the fights start there is no stopping “Jango,” he kills fighter after fighter until he finally faces Wyrmen Lictor. I won’t go into too much more not to spoil the comic but let’s just say things don’t go as planned in the end.
The Creative Team
Writer Charles Soule knocked this first comic of The War of the Bounty Hunters series out of the park. As a Boba Fett fan it is exciting to get even more of his back story, but what I like most is that this first comic was not predictable. From Boba changing his appearance and taking his father’s name to his intense fights, there was not a boring time throughout this whole comic.
Also, we got to give it up to the art team. Steve McNiven (artist), Laura Martin (Colorist), and Travis Lanham (letterer) did an amazing job of bringing this story to life. The colors set the mood throughout the comic and did not take away from the story. Not only did it help tell the story each panel was full of details with no space wasted. Also, the text was placed great, it did not interrupt the story and it was easy to follow.
My Final Thoughts On Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters – Alpha #1
Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters – Alpha #1 Prelude “Precious Cargo” is a must-read. As a Boba Fett fan, this has started out as a very exciting back story for Boba. I love how he adapts to the challenges that are thrown at him. From making his armor looking pretty badass to his pit fighting battles I could not get enough. My one issue with this comic is how did Boba Fett have no money? I mean come on he just help Darth Vader set up Luke Skywalker. Are you trying to tell me he got nothing for that? Of it could have been he is cheap and likes to hold on to money and had no plans on paying anyway? Either way, go get this comic and read it now, you will not be disappointed.
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