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Preview: Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #2 (of 5)

Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #2 (of 5)

(W) Charles Soule (A) Luke Ross (CA) Steve McNiven
Rated T
In Shops: Jul 14, 2021
SRP: $3.99

THE BIGGEST COMC EVENT OF THE STAR WARS GALAXY CONTINUES!
• Notorious bounty hunter BOBA FETT has tracked his missing prize – heroic smuggler HAN SOLO, frozen in carbonite – to the remote, frozen world of JEKARA.
• But representatives from many of the galaxy’s most powerful factions have gathered, and they all want the same thing – Solo.
• Things go from bad to worse, as Boba Fett realizes that he himself has become almost as valuable to the galaxy’s hunters as Han Solo, and he must turn to the least trustworthy person in the galaxy for help…DOCTOR APHRA…

Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #2 (of 5)

Review: Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1

Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1

Fans of Star Wars will know that Boba Fett took the carbonite encased Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt, but how did that happen? As it turns out, the events in between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi weren’t so smooth. Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1 tells that untold tale as we find learn Fett’s trip had a lot of sidequests and distractions.

Written by Charles Soule, the comic feels like it keeps Marvel’s additive focus. The Star Wars comics under Marvel has taken known events and time periods and added depth. They’ve filled in the gaps that we didn’t know and that includes the characters themselves. Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1 continues that. We get a bit more about Boba Fett and how he’s perceived. But, we also get that under the cool armor, he’s not always at the top of his game and can get tripped up. His reputation though, is one of a cool, calm, collected bounty hunter. He’s presented as one of the best.

Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1 is an entertaining comic in its focus on the Fett. But, it’s what’s added that’s surprising. We get an idea of who stole Solo from Fett before he could be delivered. The reveal is an interesting one folding in some Star Wars history and shows another example of how to mine such a vast history and still deliver something new that works. It’s an unexpected addition and one that potentially has a bit ramification for the Star Wars universe. Fans will be excited for this one.

The art is pretty solid. Luke Ross does a good job of depicting the various characters and the worlds. With Neeraj Menon on color and lettering by Travis Lanham it looks like the world of Star Wars. It’s both alien and familiar. The art isn’t completely smooth though. Boba Fett at times looks like he’s gained a bit of weight. It could be the angle but it’s a bit odd and definitely noticeable. Still, there’s a lot of characters packed into the issue and they’re all recognizable and look close to the real-world counterparts.

What’s also interesting is this isn’t a comic that has a ton of action. There’s definitely moments that punch but overall, the issue feels a bit more like a slow Western building up what’s to come. A lot of the comic is Boba being pissed as to what happened. There’s also the introduction to the mysterious group that stole Solo from him. It’s a lot of getting the ball rolling for the action to come.

Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1 is a solid start to the mini-series. The event overall is massive and it’ll be interesting to see how much one needs to read to really enjoy it. Hopefully, this main comic delivers the goods and now that all the players are on the board, we can really get to the action Boba Fett deserves.

Story: Charles Soule Art: Luke Ross
Color: Neeraj Menon Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1

Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1

(W) Charles Soule (A) Luke Ross (CA) Steve McNiven
40 PGS./Rated T
In Shops: Jun 02, 2021
SRP: $4.99

AT WAR FOR THE GREATEST PRIZE OF ALL: HAN SOLO!
THE HUNT BEGINS!
• Nobody. Steals. From BOBA FETT! The notorious bounty hunter will not stop until he gets what’s rightfully his. For the thief, no corner of the galaxy is safe. Good thing for them that the REBEL ALLIANCE, THE EMPIRE and every bounty hunter in the galaxy is standing in Boba’s way.
• With a last-page reveal that will blow this Death Star-sized story wide open, Issue #1 is just the beginning. The biggest crossover in STAR WARS history will continue raging through the pages of the WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS event miniseries and tie-in to STAR WARS, DOCTOR APHRA, DARTH VADER and BOUNTY HUNTERS through October.
• Only one hunter will be left standing, and the STAR WARS galaxy will never be the same!

Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1

Boba Fett, Bossk, IG-88, and More Begin the Hunt with Connecting Covers by John Cassaday

Known for his work on hit titles such as Astonishing X-Men and Star Wars, acclaimed artist John Cassaday will return to a galaxy far, far away this June with a stunning set of variant covers spotlighting the franchise’s most legendary bounty hunters. This connecting piece will grace the covers of all five issues of Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters, the upcoming limited series by Charles Soule and Luke Ross that will serve as the centerpiece of the highly-anticipated War of the Bounty Hunters crossover event.

Cassaday’s covers feature the infamous lineup of bounty hunters first seen being recruited by Darth Vader to track down Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back. In addition to Boba Fett, fans can check out Dengar, IG-88, Bossk, 4-LOM, and Zuckuss as they ready themselves for a second chance now that Boba has let his prize slip away. And they won’t be the only ones! The first crossover of the largely-unexplored post-Empire Strikes Back era, War of the Bounty Hunters will tie into all your favorite ongoing Star Wars titles bringing Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Doctor Aphra, and more on a collision course for Han Solo that will shake the galaxy to its core!

Check out John Cassaday’s covers now and be there on May 5th when War of the Bounty Hunters kicks off in a special prelude issue: Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1.

Boba Fett Ignites the War of the Bounty Hunters

War of the Bounty Hunters” is an upcoming Star Wars crossover event, will begin in May. The event will kick off with War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1, written by Charles Soule and drawn by Steve McNiven. From there, the event will tie into Marvel’s entire post-Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back lineup including Star WarsStar Wars: Bounty Hunters, Star Wars: Darth Vader, and Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, starting with special prelude issues throughout May. The crossover will continue in June, centering around a five-issue War of the Bounty Hunters miniseries from Soule and artist Luke Ross. The epic story will see the entire galaxy from the Rebellion to the Empire at war for the greatest prize of all: Han Solo!

The notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett is on route to Tatooine to collect the massive bounty placed on Han Solo’s head by the fearsome crime lord Jabba the Hutt. But no one said it would be easy. The hunter becomes the hunted as pursuers from all corners of the galaxy set their sights on Boba and his precious cargo. Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Doctor Aphra, the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunters, and more are all on a collision course that will reveal surprising new details about this long-unexplored era in the Star Wars mythos.

Fans will also be able to pick up a special Director’s Cut version of Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1, complete with Steve McNiven’s mind-blowing black and white art and more incredible bonus features. Be there when Boba Fett fires the first shot of the WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS this May!

STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ALPHA #1

Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art and Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
On Sale 5/5

STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ALPHA #1

STAR WARS #13

Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art by RAMON ROSANAS
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
On Sale 5/12

STAR WARS #13

STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #12

Written by ETHAN SACKS
Art by PAOLO VILLANELLI
Cover by MATTIA DE IULIS
On Sale 5/19

STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #12

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #12

Written by GREG PAK
Art by GUIU VILANOVA
Cover by AARON KUDER
On Sale 5/26

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #12

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #10

Written by ALYSSA WONG
Art by RAY-ANTHONY HEIGHT
Cover by SWAY
On Sale 5/26

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #10

Review: Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #4

Games Workshop’s world of Warhammer 40,000 comes to Marvel comics with Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar!

Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #4 takes us to the past to show what it takes to become a Space Marine and in the present Marneus battles Chaos forces!

Story: Kieron Gillen
Art: Jacen Burrows
Ink: Guillermo Ortego
Color: Java Tartaglia
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

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Review: Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #4

Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #4

What does it take to be a Space Marine in the Warhammer 40,000 universe? Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #4 answers that question in a comic that focuses more on the warrior’s growth than the battle currently waging. The series has been an interesting one doing a solid job of mixing two eras for its main character Marneus Calgar. Through his battles in the present, he reflects on what it took for him to become the leader he is today. And through the past, we get to see more of the world and his difficult journey.

In the past Tacitan, now Marneus, has helped defeat a Chaos cult and is going through the trails to join the ranks of the Ultramarines Space Marine chapter. writer Kieron Gillen does an excellent job showing how difficult a task it is as the bodies pile up and Marneus goes through a torturous transformation. It’s been years since I read up on all of the specifics of the augments that go into being a Space Marine, but Gillen takes us step-by-step. It feels like an update to the rather dry spec-readouts I remember reading as a fan of the Warhammer 40K miniature game. Organs are added and training is done and through it all we get to see Marneus grow, literally.

Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #4 does an impressive job of taking what has been told so many times before and making it interesting. There’s been a lot written as to the various upgrades in Space Marines but Gillen breaks it down as to what those upgrades are, when they’re given, why they’re given, and what the gains are. He does that through Marneus’ training in the field. For new readers, some of it might be surprising as things like acid spit and the ability to gain memories through the consumption of others are presented. And it all just flows without a hint of silliness.

In the present, Marneus battles the Chaos forces. The blood flows with somewhat comedic effect. The art by Jacen Burrows works well this issue delivering an over the top experience. The training scenes, especially towards the beginning are full of chaos at times as the numbers dwindle due to death. The present battle we see heads up and bodies crushed under tanks. Whether it’s meant as a comedic spin, I don’t know. But, it’s over the top and hard to not enjoy it in that way. Java Tartaglia‘s colors deliver some of the fun in rather bright colors and Clayton Cowles‘ lettering the right touch for the calls of Chaos warriors.

Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #4 is a fun comic that feels like a nice updated take on a “field guide”. We get to see what it takes to be a Space Marine step by step. And we get a lot action in both the past and present. It works really well to educate people about this new new world and property and entertain at the same time.

Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Jacen Burrows
Ink: Guillermo Ortego Color: Java Tartaglia Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: King in Black: Marauders #1

King in Black: Marauders #1

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Luke Ross (CA) Russell Dauterman (VCA) Stefano Caselli
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 03, 2021
SRP: $4.99

THE QUEEN IN RED SAILS!
Red Queen Kate Pryde and her crew of Marauders set sail against the forces of Knull! Captain Kate has pledged to fight for the needy, and a global disaster like this one gives plenty of folks in need.

King in Black: Marauders #1

Exclusive Preview: Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #4 (of 5)

Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #4 (of 5)

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Penciler: Jacen Burrows
Inker: Guillermo Ortego
Colorist: Java Tartaglia
Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Designer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Cover: James Stokoe
Variant: Luke Ross, Arif Prianto; Mico Suayan, Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Feb 03, 2021
SRP: $4.99

THE MAKING OF A SPACE MARINE!
• Young MARNEUS CALGAR has passed his Space Marine Aspirant testing…but that means the real trial is only just beginning!
• As Marneus undergoes the rigorous training, excruciating organ implantation and strenuous physical augmentation, he will have to prove that, against all odds, he has what it takes!
• And in the 41st Millennium, the assault on CALGAR ESTATES reaches a deadly climax!

Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #4 (of 5)

Early Preview: King in Black: Marauders #1

King in Black: Marauders #1

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Luke Ross (CA) Russell Dauterman (VCA) Stefano Caselli
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 03, 2021
SRP: $4.99

THE QUEEN IN RED SAILS!
Red Queen Kate Pryde and her crew of Marauders set sail against the forces of Knull! Captain Kate has pledged to fight for the needy, and a global disaster like this one gives plenty of folks in need.

King in Black: Marauders #1
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