This May, Star Wars comic book fans will not want to miss the Star Wars comics crossover event of the year, “War of the Bounty Hunters” which tells the story of what happened while Boba Fett was bringing Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt.
By Emily Ryan
Infamous bounty hunter, Boba Fett is on his way to collect this large bounty placed upon Solo’s head by the fearsome crime lord, Jabba the Hutt, but he encounters multiple pursuers from all corners of the galaxy, all with their sights set on him and his cargo. Readers will encounter many familiar faces along the way, including Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and more, in a story that will reveal brand new and even some surprising details about this unexplored era in the Star Wars lore.
“I remember the chill that ran down my spine when I saw “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” for the first time and the bounty hunters all came on screen,” said Editor in Chief, CB Cebulski. “They only appeared for a split second, but left a lasting impact. And it’s a dream come true we can bring them all to life again, and pit them against each other, in ‘Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters’, our first big galaxy-spanning crossover of the post-ESB era. Bossk, Dengar, 4-LOM, IG-88 … all hot on the trail of Boba Fett, looking to score the biggest bounty out there … Han Solo!”
In an exclusive interview with StarWars.com, Soule stated, “War of the Bounty Hunters is a story about Boba Fett doing his thing, but it builds into something much bigger, and that’s what the best comic crossovers and big stories do. They tell a great story in and of themselves, but they’re also the start of something, and they open a lot of new doors. And this story will absolutely do that.”
The series is kicking off with the release of War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1, written by Charles Soule and drawn by Steve McNiven. The event will subsequently incorporate Marvel Comics’ post-Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back lineup in its entirety, including Star Wars, Star Wars: Bounty Hunters, Star Wars: Darth Vader, and Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, featuring special prelude issues during the month of May. In June, we will see an epic five-issue War of the Bounty Hunters miniseries by Soule and artist, Luke Ross, about the entire Star Wars galaxy, from the Rebellion to the Empire, centering on the most prized bounty in the galaxy: Han Solo!
A special Director’s Cut version of Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1 will also be available for fans to pick up, complete with McNiven’s incredible black and white art and more!