REVIEW: Paying Off Eternal Debt in Jabba the Hutt #1
In Jabba the Hutt #1, “Trust Issues,” by Justina Ireland, Ibraim Roberson, Luca Pizzari, Edgar Delgado, Giada Marchisio, and Ariana Maher, with a main cover by Mahmud Asrar and Matthew Wilson, readers are introduced to Deva Lompop, Jabba the Hutt’s old favorite bounty hunter. But while she may no longer be Jabba’s favorite, she is still in his debt…
The driving question of this issue is, “Just why does Jabba care so much about getting Han Solo, anyway?” The quarry at the heart of War of the Bounty Hunters is that we all know that Solo will end up as a decoration on Jabba’s wall. But what is it that drives Jabba to chase General Solo across several star systems, movies, and even continuities?
Jabba the Hutt #1 seeks to answer this question by telling a tale about another individual who ends up in Jabba’s debt, Deva the bounty hunter.
In this issue, we find out just what Deva did to end up indebted to Jabba, and we learn about what it means to be one of the Hutt’s debtors.
One aspect of this issue that I really enjoyed was the way that there were two different art teams for the “present day” and “flashback” sequences. This gave a sense of the difference in time, and made the issue more interesting to look at, all the way conveying additional meaning through the different art styles.
My only real complaint: I wanted to see Deva’s ship! She seems like the type who probably has a pretty cool ride. Maybe in a future issue of War of the Bounty Hunters?
Jabba the Hutt #1
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