Boba Fett comic to kick off Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters

A day after the announcement of a Boba Fett comic and we have much more to share about the book. Get read for the War of the Bounty Hunters.

The Empire Strikes Back

One of the best-loved Star Wars films of all time, The Empire Strikes Back is the current era for Marvel’s comics featuring Disney and Lucasfilm’s IP. If you missed the move, it happened a while ago, moving the era up from post-New Hope.

And yes, that means that these comics are supposed to be all taking place after the second (chronologically) Star Wars movie. And yes again, that means they don’t have one Han Solo in them. After the events of Empire, he’s safely encased in Carbonite and in the hands of Boba Fett.

That’s the focus of very first crossover event of this new Star Wars comic-book-age, The War of the Bounty Hunters. When the crossover kicks off, we find Fett en route to Jabba’s palace on Tatooine, but it’s not destined to be what you’d call a smooth ride.

The notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett is on route to Tatooine to collect the massive bounty placed on Han Solo’s head by the fearsome crime lord Jabba the Hutt. But no one said it would be easy. The hunter becomes the hunted as pursuers from all corners of the galaxy set their sights on Boba and his precious cargo. Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Doctor Aphra, the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunters, and more are all on a collision course that will reveal surprising new details about this long-unexplored era in the Star Wars mythos.

Marvel Comics

A galaxy of adventure

As with all comic book crossovers, this one will be reaching into a few additional titles other than Fett’s. And by that, I mean all of Marvel’s Star Wars books will have an issue that includes part of the story. Not only that, but you can also expect to see a special “Alpha” issue too.

Here’s what the schedule looks like:

  • STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ALPHA #1 
    • Written by CHARLES SOULE 
    • Art and Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN 
    • On Sale 5/5
  • STAR WARS #13 
    • Written by CHARLES SOULE 
    • Art by RAMON ROSANAS 
    • Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
    • On Sale 5/12
  • STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #12 
    • Written by ETHAN SACKS 
    • Art by PAOLO VILLANELLI 
    • Cover by MATTIA DE IULIS
    • On Sale 5/19
  • STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #12  
    • Written by GREG PAK 
    • Art by GUIU VILANOVA 
    • Cover by AARON KUDER
    • On Sale 5/26 
  • STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #10 
    • Written by ALYSSA WONG 
    • Art by RAY-ANTHONY HEIGHT 
    • Cover by SWAY 
    • On Sale 5/26

Ready for War? The action begins this May.

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