Boba Fett Runs into Trouble This May with WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS Comic Event

If you like bounty hunters in Star Wars, buckle up! This May, Marvel is getting ready to launch a new Star Wars crossover event called War of the Bounty Hunters. This will start with War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1 which is written by Charles Soule (Light of the Jedi) and illustrated by Steve McNiven on May 5.

The event will then tie into Star Wars, Star Wars: Bounty Hunters, Star Wars: Darth Vader, and Star Wars: Doctor Aphra with special prelude issues releasing throughout the month of May. Then, in June, the series continues in the miniseries from Soule and artist Luke Ross: War of the Bounty Hunters. This miniseries takes place after The Empire Strikes Back and features everyone at war trying to score Han Solo as the “greatest prize of all.”

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.

Editor in Chief CB Cebulski said:

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. 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!

Soule told StarWars.com:

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.

Are you pumped for this? Here’s the list of titles releasing in May.

  • STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ALPHA #1

  • 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

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