At the end of The Empire opposes, Boba Fett was on the cloud nine-or rather, Cloud City, thinking he had only secured the reward of the century in Han Solo carbonite–embedded shape. It does though that Fett could not get directly to Jabba’s palace without any complications… and now we know that complications have huge ramifications for Star Wars‘criminal hell’ thanks to a new Marvel Comic and a hell of a revelation.
War of the Bounty Hunters # 1 – the first in a limited five-part comic book series by Charles Soule, Luke Ross, Neeraj Menon and Travis Lanham – opens this week with the very basic premise we already know: someone stole Han Solo from Boba Fett, and Boba Fett is very much crazy. But as always with the hell of the galaxy far, far away, things are getting more complicated, more stunning and more intimate than just someone taking something from someone else. Drowning his pains over Nar Shaddaa, Fett soon discovers that the Size Hunters Guild has placed an open contract on him, aggravating his bad day Now every hunter by randos in the bar to please you 4-LOM and Zuckuss are after the significant pile of credits on Fett’s head. Even if he’s good at what he does – as he often reminds us of associations and opponents same in this number — neither can he do as its best, the most absolute if when every hunter is worth their mark it is on their tail. After a rapid explosive fight that makes the 4-LOM head distinctly separated from his body, Fett uses the droid to reverse engineering just who launched the shot: Jabba the Hutt, who is very angry that Fett is late with his icicle Han Only.
It would already be enough of an interesting turn: the realization that the whole lower world of Star Wars it’s, frankly, an incredible mess of very dramatic freelancers, their bosses, and tired, worn out veterinarians who just want to do their job as stress-free as possible, even if the job is shooting at each other all the time. Even as we contrast it with Fett’s clear characterization of the number as the image we know and love beyond his appearance in cinema – which is really fair. That Badass Spice, in order better or worse-It’s made a lot more interesting and frankly a lot more fun here that all this messy scenario is done by his own failure to prevent Han from being discovered by him in the first place. Fett made his bed, half guilty, and now he has to lie down and so on rage him.
As much fun as seeing Fett’s person of perfection pointed a little, War of the Bounty Hunters it goes well beyond putting it on its back foot. After he stormed Jabba’s palace to find out why he was compromised, he is ushered into a much less obvious situation than imagined. Jabba learned that Fett lost Han to the road, and not only that, he learned it from the people who had recovered the package in a desperate attempt to piss off virtually all the major players in the Star Wars comic universe, from the Rebel Alliance (who want Han back, because it’s Han), the Empire (who wants to capture him or kill him, because he’s a Rebel commander), the Hutts (who, through Jabba, are always angry to Han for all the smuggling traffic going south), as well as players like Sana Starros and Dr. Aphra (who, to varying degrees of investment, would not prefer to see their complicated friend be made to deal with criminal treatment). ). And the people in charge are very much familiar …
I’m Alba Crimson: Darth Maul’s criminal syndicate since the last days of the Clone Wars. And apparently, he is still very much alive and kicking even though his true master has exchanged an evil Empire for his own. this tragic revenge years ago. Once again, if he was here War of the Bounty Hunters # 1 stopped, we would be in a fascinating thinking experiment. Returning the Crimson Dawn to the forefront in hell sets in motion a new faction amidst the disorder among everything, from your common bandits to the main battles, such as Hutt clans and “respectable” organizations such as the Guild of Bounty Hunters. It adds texture to an area of the galaxy that is increasingly clear that Lucasfilm is fascinated by exploring further. Creations like Star Wars: The Bad Batch and The Book of Boba Fett to movies like Only and comics like this dive deep into this side of Star Wars, away from Light Swords, X-Wings, and TIE Fighters.
In ways that factions like the Empire or the Rebellion may not be entirely in, hell can be fractured and tumultuous, with layers of double crossing and restless alliances being only part of this shadowy part of the universe. But true to form, the issue has one last touch that makes everything much, much more messy. Did Darth Maul go to the Crimson Dawn and the person who reclaimed Han Solo to revitalize Dawn’s reputation and sell it to the highest bidder? He is none other than Qi’ra.
This is the first time we have seen Emilia Clarke criminal correlates in difficulty since Solo: A Star Wars History, which happened almost a decade and a half before the events of this comic. Fans of the character have been waiting and waiting to see what Lucasfilm could do with it and now we’re going to start to see some indications that, maybe it was a very hard time for Qi’ra. Its final page reveals in War of the Bounty Hunters # 1 looks like they both still have complicated feelings towards Han, but also hardened even more by their life at dawn, their old friend and lover now is like a tool for her to gain that power criminal like the one who was a person who cared deeply about him.
Time will tell what will become of Qi’ra as well War of the Bounty Hunters comes to its conclusion, but its recovery at this specific moment opens up a ton of fascinating material for the character to explore. Such an idea? It really turns out to be a bounty hunt it is a complicated profession — especially if the target is one of the most famous smugglers in the galaxy.
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