We know that Boba Fett brought Han Solo’s charred body to Jabba the Hutt after The Empire Strikes Back, but a new miniseries from Marvel Comics will explore just how difficult this task really was.
Headed by writer Charles Soule, the War of the Bounty Hunters event is a five-issue miniseries, which also ties into the current post-Empire comic roster: Star Wars, Doctor Aphra, Darth Vader, and Bounty Hunter. War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha # 1 will be released on May 5, written by Soule and drawn by Steve McNiven. Luke Ross will do the art for the main miniseries in June.
According to StarWars.com, Soule pitched the idea way back in 2019 when he was developing the current volume of the main Star Wars comic. « Boba Fett is in Han Solo’s possession at the end of The Empire Strikes Back, and at the beginning of The Bounty Hunter War, he is not, » says Soule. « And he’s going to do everything he can to get it back, no matter what happens. It doesn’t matter who gets in his way. »
« War of the Bounty Hunters » is a story about Boba Fett doing his thing, but it becomes something much bigger, and that’s what the best comic book crossovers and great stories do. They tell a great story in themselves, but they are also the beginning of something, and they open many new doors. And this story absolutely will. «
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They will also write the crossover titles, including Alyssa Wong (Doctor Aphra), Greg Pak (DarthVader) and Ethan Sacks (Bounty Hunter). Altogether, the epic-criminal event will run from May to September and will pit Boba Fett against « some of the most powerful in the galaxy, » such as Vader and Black Sun.
War of the Bounty Hunters continues a year of redemption for the infamous helmeted icon, following his return to Star Wars canon in the second season of The Mandalorian. Played by Temuera Morrison, she will be the center of another miniseries, The Book of Boba Fett, which is scheduled to premiere in December on Disney +.