Boba Fett – War of the Bounty Hunters
Do you ever wonder what happened to Boba Fett (and a carbonite encased Han Solo) between Bespin and Tatooine?
Me too. And so does Charles Soule, one of the finest Star Wars storytellers around
So, in order to fill that gap in the canon, he and some other very talented comic book creators will soon deliver, War of the Bounty Hunters.
Boba Fett in War of the Bounty Hunters
Following yesterday’s mysterious teaser image of Boba Fett [we posted about that here], StarWars.com is excited to announce War of the Bounty Hunters, an epic crossover in the Merry Marvel tradition that will indeed reveal what Fett experienced on his journey to deliver Solo. Running from May through October, it all kicks off with War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1 from Soule and artist Steve McNiven (“I think it’s the best work he’s maybe ever done,” Soule says; you can get a first look at the cover and interior art below) on May 5, and will then spin out into Marvel’s entire post-Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back line, including Star Wars, Bounty Hunters, Darth Vader, and Doctor Aphra. The five-issue War of the Bounty Hunters miniseries from Soule and Luke Ross, which will anchor the story, begins in June. From the sound of it, it wasn’t exactly smooth space sailing from Cloud City to Tatooine.
Included in the StarWars.com exclusive, were some spectacular images:
Obviously, not much context here. But you recognize everyone, no?
“The main story that we’re dealing with is a Boba Fett-focused crime epic, that involves Boba Fett going up against some of the heaviest hitters in the galaxy. It’s Jabba the Hutt. It’s Black Sun. It’s Darth Vader. And a bunch of others — factions and so on — that I think will be really interesting for the fans,” says Soule. “It’s basically Boba Fett, by himself, against all of these people.”
Sign. Me. Up.
Read Dan Brook’s full story. And look for War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1.