War of the Bounty Hunters Comic Event
LucasFilm and Disney are constantly on the lookout for new ways to tell Star wars story, and their recent comic book event focuses on the criminals and thieves traveling through space known as the Bounty Hunters. These are exciting times for any fan of the Expanded Universe, and these canon comics only continue to add awe-inspiring depth to this fictional galaxy.
There is a lot that audiences need to know about this event, from its premise to how they can read it all and who are some of the amazing people behind these stories. It’s an exciting time to be a fan of Star wars universe, and there are now more ways than ever to interact with this new tale from Boba Fett and Han Solo.
ten The premise
The basic context of this new story concerns the events of The empire strikes back. After Han Solo is frozen in carbonite, bounty hunter Boba Fett must transport him across the galaxy to Jabba’s palace. The problem is, Solo has made a lot of enemies, and his head comes at a price.
The story, therefore, is linked between the events of Episode V and Episode VI, with Boba Fett taking on a number of other bounty hunters, all of whom attempt to claim Solo for themselves – afterward. that Fett did indeed lose the carbonite. ferryman, that is to say.
Disney and LucasFilm have formed a few partnerships in the past to publish their comics. Most notably, IDW has stepped up and produced canon comics in the Star wars universe. However, this project appears to be internal.
This means that all of the comics involved in this event are in fact published by Marvel. Whether it’s a book about Fett’s Pursuit or based on the Bounty Hunter Guild, they’ll eventually be available in print and digital versions on Comixology and Marvel Unlimited.
What’s special about this upcoming event is that it’s not just about bounty hunters. The narrative is much more complex than that, and it’s the first crossover event on that scale that Marvel and LucasFilm have ever tried to achieve in their comics.
Although there is a canon shared among all Star wars, and Marvel is known for its events in its comic book titles, something like this has never been attempted throughout Marvel Star wars comics. So that makes for an exciting time for fans of the franchise.
7 Securities concerned
There is already a list of titles involved in this event, and readers will surely want to get their hands on all of them to enjoy the full story. To begin with, a mini-series called Bounty Hunter War is in the process of being published which will help describe the main story of the event.
Other comics in progress, including Bounty hunters, Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra, and the main one Star wars the title will also be tied to the story, meaning the majority of current Marvel books in the Star wars universes are involved in a certain capacity.
6 A new era of publishing
LucasFilm significantly changes its content strategy; their move to LucasGames for their video game division, which might have its own Bounty Hunter stories, was a big step in itself, as was the creation of the High Republic initiative.
Clearly, The Bounty Hunter War is the next step in this plan and a test to see how effective a cross-story story like this can be. If successful, audiences shouldn’t be too surprised to see other storylines play out similarly in the future.
5 Talent involved
Given the range of stories involved in this event, Marvel had to call on some of its most prestigious talents. Many of these writers and artists were already working on established titles and have extensive experience within the Star wars universe.
Writers working on the event include Charles Soule, Greg Pak, Alyssa Wong, Ethan Sacks, Justina Ireland, and Daniel José Older. In terms of artists, here are the talents lending their pen: Steve McNiven, Luke Ross, Ramon Rosanas, Luca Pizzari and Kei Zama.
Due to the nature of the story, a whole range of characters will be involved in the ongoing narrative. For starters, the main story is based on bounty hunter Boba Fett, one of the most formidable and professional in the entire galaxy.
Han Solo is naturally involved in the story as well, as are Darth Vader and Doctor Aphra. A range of other bounty hunters are involved, although it wouldn’t be fitting to spoil them all here. However, IG-88 is one of those hitmen who will be steeped in history. Han’s friends, Luke, Chewie, R2-D2, and the gang are also looking for the ferryman.
3 One Shots
A series of one-shots is also produced exclusively for this story. The majority of them focus on characters who are part of the event but who don’t traditionally have their own comic book titles. They will then be collected in an accompanying book.
The one-shots are Bounty Hunter War: Jabba the Hutt, Bounty Hunter War: 4-LOM & Zuckuss, Bounty Hunter War: Boushh, and Bounty Hunter War: IG-88. These of course tease some of the other famous bounty hunters involved.
While the period of time this story takes place is clear in terms of its place in the movie’s timeline, in terms of Star wars universe, there are in fact specific dates that have been attached to this larger event.
The story is written between 3 ABY and 4 ABY, which, like Star wars fans will know, is a very significant time period in the franchise’s canon. Obviously, a lot has happened between the freezing of Solo and the start of the next encounter with carbonite status in Jabba’s palace based on the big time jump.
1 Release date
The event started on May 12, 2021 with Star wars number 13. It will continue to function throughout the year in the various comics and therefore will dominate many of the storylines that Marvel is releasing. The event ends in October 2021.
The main title and the Bounty hunters the comic seems to be the last installment of the comics. These will all be collected as part of larger collections, alongside the aforementioned companion piece, or will be available on Marvel Unlimited a few months after their initial release.
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