(W) Charles Soule (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Carlo Pagulayan Rated T In Shops: Sep 29, 2021 SRP: $3.99
“THE CHASE!” • SITH LORD DARTH VADER has discovered that his son, Jedi Knight LUKE SKYWALKER, is finally within striking distance. • He will pursue him to the very ends of space… Who is hunting whom? • Meanwhile, LEIA ORGANA battles the forces of CRIMSON DAWN to regain her lost love, HAN SOLO.
(W) Ethan Sacks (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli Rated T In Shops: Sep 22, 2021 SRP: $3.99
“SHADOW SOLDIERS” • VALANCE and DENGAR make a last stand against DEATHSTICK! • T’ONGA seeks help from a LEGENDARY BOUNTY HUNTER! • The bounty hunters converge on a high-stakes auction as CRIMSON DAWN’S plans come into focus!
The minds at the Disney understood the world of Star Wars before they even owned Lucasfilm. They had been minding the wonder of magic for decades. They knew how to feed their fanbase before they even knew what they wanted. I dare anyone to walk through one of their parks, and not be pulled in by how enchanting the whole place is.
So when they acquired Lucasfilm, they already knew how they wanted to approach the franchise and how to expand it. The continuation of The Clone Wars and the two seasons of The Mandalorian proved just how committed the were to keeping fans interested. Where they really shine is in finding those stories within the universe, like in Rogue One. In one of the first standalone stories about the Bounty Hunters within Star Wars, we get the backstory to a minor character whose origin is much more complicated in Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters – Boushh #1.
We are taken to Ord Mantell City in the Bright Jewel System, where find Boushh and his crew just took back a stolen vehicle for a boss from the Black Sun. We soon find out Boushh had been banned from his home planet Uba IV and often take dangerous jobs to keep fed. As they take on a job form a duplicitous character named Margo, where they must eliminate the executive board of the Tagge Corporation. We soon meet Lady Domina, the head of the corporation who took out most of her family members to rise to the top, and the family’s insidious plans makes The Emperor’s ruminations infantile in comparison. Boushh’s crew finally invades the ship they are, taking out most of the corporation’s security, but they several underestimated Domina. By the book’s end, though Boushh and his guys were defeated, they instead find a compromise, and join forces with Domina to extinguish her enemies.
Overall, Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters – Boushh #1 is a story I didn’t expect much from and was pleasantly surprised to find an action packed sidewinder. The story by Alyssa Wong is exciting. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, an excellent story that will excite long time fans of Star Wars.
Story: Alyssa Wong Art: David Baldeon Color: Israel Silva Letterer: Ariana Maher Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
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(W) Alyssa Wong (A) David Baldeon (CA) Mahmud Asrar Rated T In Shops: Sep 15, 2021 SRP: $4.99
THE SECRET ORIGIN OF BOUSHH! A “WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS” TIE-IN! Before PRINCESS LEIA acquired his armor to infiltrate Jabba the Hutt’s palace, BOUSHH roamed the galaxy as a bounty hunter. He and his team of lethal warriors were exiled from their homeworld; but what horrible event from Boushh’s past doomed them all to wander with no hope of ever returning? Desperate to survive, Boushh takes a suspicious job from a shadowy organization to assassinate DOMINA TAGGE, the leader of the powerful Tagge Family – a galactic dynasty stretching back countless generations. But Domina is the most dangerous enemy Boushh has ever faced, and the desperate exile has the most difficult choice of his life to make! ALYSSA WONG and David Balde n’S one-shot is the third of four action-packed “War of the Bounty Hunters” tie-ins about the criminal underworld’s most notorious hunters and scoundrels, all told by the best STAR WARS writers and illustrators in the galaxy.
(W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) Aaron Kuder Rated T In Shops: Sep 15, 2021 SRP: $3.99
“TARGET SKYWALKER” • All of DARTH VADER’S careful scheming and brutal power moves to claim HAN SOLO’S frozen body have one ultimate end goal: LUKE SKYWALKER, the only person who could challenge Vader’s primacy at the Emperor’s side. • Now everything comes to a head as father closes in on son and Luke finally grasps a shocking truth… • …one that will shape his destiny FOREVER!
(W) Charles Soule (A) Luke Ross (CA) Steve McNiven Rated T In Shops: Sep 08, 2021 SRP: $3.99
THE WAR CONTINUES! • The true machinations of the theft of HAN SOLO from BOBA FETT become clear, as one-time love of Solo QI’RA has returned her terrifying criminal organization, CRIMSON DAWN, to the galaxy. • Qi’ra used Han to bring the most powerful players in the galaxy together, and now the pieces are moving toward their endgame. • DARTH VADER, LUKE SKYWALKER, LEIA ORGANA, VALANCE, APHRA, THE HUTTS – all are vying for the ultimate prize, while Boba Fett’s stuck in the middle, a simple man just trying to get what’s his!
(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Frederico Sabbatini (CA) Sara Pichelli Rated T In Shops: Sep 08, 2021 SRP: $3.99
“REPEAT OFFENDERS” • DOCTOR APHRA and SANA STARROS are imprisoned by a POWERFUL ENEMY! • If they want to escape, they’ll have to work together with former foes JUST LUCKY and ARIOLE… • And venture deeper into the heart of a CRIMSON DAWN FLAGSHIP!
(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) Sara Pichelli Rated T In Shops: Aug 25, 2021 SRP: $3.99
“GUEST OF HONOR” • DOCTOR APHRA finds herself face-to-face with the one person she hoped she’d never see again! • For once, she might not be able to talk her way out… • Meanwhile, JUST LUCKY and ARIOLE confront a familiar presence of their own!
(W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) Aaron Kuder Rated T In Shops: Aug 25, 2021 SRP: $3.99
“THE ASSASSIN’S CHOICE” • Mere months ago, OCHI OF BESTOON was the assassin who dared to take on DARTH VADER himself in the fiery lava pits of MUSTAFAR. • Now Ochi serves Vader as his most loyal agent during the WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS. Who is Ochi of Bestoon? What are his true goals? And how have the secrets of EXEGOL shaped him forever? • Also featuring the next great reveal about BOKKU and the Hutt Council!
(W) Charles Soule (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Carlo Pagulayan Rated T In Shops: Aug 18, 2021 SRP: $3.99
“MISSING IN ACTION” • LEIA ORGANA, CHEWBACCA and LANDO CALRISSIAN battle BOBA FETT for the ultimate prize – HAN SOLO! • But they are not the only people who have come to the remote world of JEKARA seeking the smuggler. DARTH VADER, JABBA THE HUTT and more are in the mix as well… Jedi LUKE SKYWALKER may be the Rebels’ only hope… • …but WHERE is he?