REVIEW: Imperial Issues Arise in WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #3
In Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #3 by Charles Soule, Luke Ross, David Messina, Neeraj Menon, Guru-eFX, and Travis Lanham, with a main cover by Steve McNiven and Frank D’Armata, we get another angle on the showdown between Darth Vader and Qi’ra on Jekara, also seen in Star Wars #16. However, instead of following Luke Skywalker’s perspective, as we did in that issue, we follow Boba Fett’s point of view.
From A Certain Point of View
Although it might surprise some readers to see the same events play out a second time, that’s something of a hallmark for Marvel Comics crossover events! In this issue, we see some of the events that led up to the battle between Vader and Qi’ra that took place in the background of Star Wars #16.
Not only is it interesting to see the motivations behind the face-off, but it’s also neat to see the battle from more angles, allowing the fight to come alive in the reader’s imagination.
This issue also gets major bonus points for a reference to one of Doctor’s Aphra’s droid associates from her previous run, which got a serious laugh from me… and for a demonstration of one of the practical uses for Lando’s legendary capes!
Finally, Vader’s all-black voice balloons seem particularly striking in this issue, and it’s easy to imagine the singular voice of James Earl Jones reciting the dialogue spoken by the Sith Lord in War of the Bounty Hunters #3.
War of the Bounty Hunters #3
It’s nice to have two issues of War of the Bounty Hunters after a week off, Marvel Blog True Believers! Did you get a chance to pick up the latest chapters in the crossover event yet? What did you think? Let us know your opinions in the comment section!