REVIEW: Unexpected Arrivals in BOUNTY HUNTERS #15
In Bounty Hunters #15 by Ethan Sacks, Paolo Villanelli, Arif Prianto, and Travis Lanham, with a main cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Nolan Woodard, we get even more unexpected arrivals! What? It seems like we already had some unexpected arrivals in the War of the Bounty Hunters? Well, buckle up for a two-day voyage to Canto Bight, because this galaxy’s a big, big place and you’ll never guess who shows up in this issue!
Tell That to Kanjiklub
After reading Bounty Hunters #15, I just have to talk about the inclusion of Tasu Leech! This character was first introduced to us in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, a story that takes place at least a decade or so after the storyline in Bounty Hunters #15.
In The Force Awakens, Leech is the leader of Kanjiklub.
We learn, at least in The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary, that Leech refuses to speak Basic because it is “a soft language for soft people.”
That character trait carries through to this issue, in which all of Leech’s dialogue must be translated from Jablogian!
In addition to the appearance of Leech, we also get to see a familiar locale from the sequel trilogy in this issue: Canto Bight! This setting is so well rendered you will surely hear the song John Williams wrote for the Canto Bight scene in Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi as you read.
Finally, this issue culminates in a battle that sets up an uneven situation for the next issue, ensuring that we’ll be returning to find out more, especially considering there’s the possibility of betrayal!
Have you had a chance to pick up Bounty Hunters #15 and catch up on the ongoing adventures of Valance, Marvel Blog True Believers? What did you think of the issue? We’re waiting to hear from you! Let us know what you’re thinking in the comment section.