The news spreads from one end of the galaxy to the other like wildfire: Boba Fett, the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter, is dead. But members of the team that killed Fett are themselves being picked off one by one by a mysterious avenger, and Connor Freeman—the son of one of Jango Fett’s clones—gets drawn into the whodunit. Freeman is recruited against his will to find and safeguard a particular bounty hunter on a distant world with an unknown connection to Boba Fett . . . Collects Star Wars: Blood Ties—Boba Fett Is Dead #1–#4.
* Dead, but more dangerous than ever!
Boba Fett is no stranger to having enemies. When you’re one of the most notorious bounty hunters in the galaxy, you tend to make a few of them. This time around, however, it looks like Fett’s have finally caught up with him. Set before the events of A New Hope and beyond, this is a story about the people Boba Fett had left behind. In the line of work he’s in, it’s not good to have any sort of weaknesses that could be exploited, that’s where Connor Freeman comes in. It’s really cool to get a glimpse at the private life of Boba Fett. You wouldn’t think he’d have many allies, or any at all for that matter. This is a man who puts the job first and woe be damned all those that get in his way. Since losing his father at the hands of Mace Windu, he’s never really had any sort of attachment to anyone or anything, the hunt is all he has. So, when he appears before Connor Freeman, a man he’s saved once before, “asking” for a favor, something has to be up. With a story starring Boba, you know you’re in for a tale filled with blaster bolts and explosions.
Now, being the Star Wars fan that I am, I always love a good Boba Fett story. Many will agree that he just has this air of coolness about him that we all find so intriguing. He’s someone you just do not want to cross because he will get the job done. One of the things I really liked about this was just how this story showed Fett’s honorable side. He may be one of the most dangerous men in the galaxy, but even he has a code that he lives by. It humanizes him more and gives his character that much more depth. With all of the cold, unforgiving, helmeted characters in this universe, it’s cool to see one of them just a bit more diversified. I mean, he never had anything personal against Han (as far as I know) it was just a job. Tom Taylor did an excellent job of shining new light on one of the coolest characters in the Star Wars universe. Cameos from a few well-known faces were a nice touch as well.
Man, I still have yet to get a terrible book to come my way and with this one I can’t find a thing wrong with it. The story is great and artwork looks just plain awesome. I like the realism Chris Scalf has given these characters and the world for that matter. I get kinda picky when it comes to my comics, so the fact that I’m finding less and less to complain about, shows that these companies are heading in the right direction.
Boba Fett, a more dangerous man, you won’t find (except for maybe Sith or Jedi, but they don’t count). Heck, he even got hired by Darth Vader himself, but there’s more than just a hunter behind that armor and only Connor Freeman knows the real Fett. If you like Boba Fett or Star Wars as a whole this is definitely one that’s not to be missed. Hurry and go grab this one before Jabba puts a price on your head. For more info on where to pick up this book, visit the Dark Horse Comics website, or the Dark Horse Comics Facebook page. Purchase a copy on Kindle at Amazon.
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