REVIEW: War of the Bounty Hunters #2
In War of the Bounty Hunters #2, “The Scoundrel’s Ball,” by Charles Soule, Luke Ross, Neeraj Menon, and Travis Lanham, with a main cover by Steve McNiven and Frank D’Armata, Boba Fett begins chasing down those who were foolish enough to abscond with his bounty: Crimson Dawn!
War of the Bounty Hunters #2
In the second issue of War of the Bounty Hunters, Fett begins tracking down Crimson Dawn, who is responsible for kidnapping the frozen-in-carbonite Han Solo.
Back in War of the Bounty Hunters #1, a shocking revelation was revealed: Qi’ra, the character played by Emilia Clarke in the 2018 movie Solo: A Star Wars Story, is the person responsible for abducting Solo!
While it seemed as though Crimson Dawn, the criminal organization with which she was aligned, had largely disappeared in the intervening years, this story has revealed that they are still at large and operating in the shadows of the galaxy.
This issue shows the ripples that are sent outwards by that revelation, with the many other underworld organizations all attending a grand gala to celebrate Crimson Dawn’s return… and haggle for ownership of the frozen Solo!
Doctor Aphra #12
While crossover stories always have some overlap with other tie-in books, War of the Bounty Hunters #2 is especially closely related to the other book released in the event this week, Doctor Aphra #12.
In fact, both stories basically start at the same point and then head in different directions, giving you multiple perspectives on the party.
This is a very cool way to approach a narrative, and it just makes each of the issues more interesting in turn! If you pick up one of these issues at your local comic shop this week, you’ll want to consider getting the other one, as well!
More Bounty Hunting on the Horizon
With the big revelation at the end of this issue, we bet you can’t wait for more of this story… and we’re right there with you, Marvel Blog True Believers!
If you got a chance to pick up War of the Bounty Hunters #2, let us know what you thought of the issue in the comment section.