REVIEW: Bounty Hunters #16 Lives Up to the Title
In Bounty Hunters #16 by Ethan Sacks, Paolo Villanelli, Arif Prianto, and Joe Sabino, with a main cover by Guiseppe Camuncoli and Nolan Woodard, we get a story that delivers on both the title of the series (Bounty Hunters) and the title of this ongoing crossover event (War of the Bounty Hunters)!
Bounty Hunters #16
Bounty Hunters #16 begins by taking the narrative back a little bit, to before Valance arrived on Jekara, which is, because it’s important, where we saw him face off against Boba Fett in War of the Bounty Hunters #4. Visually this is fun because it gives readers a chance to see the Punishing One move in hyperspace.
In fact, let’s just say that whether it’s spaceships, alien creatures, or human characters moving through space, the Villanelli art in this issue is particularly on-point, using variation in line and value to create a sense of movement in space for the reader too.
Over the course of Bounty Hunters #16, you get to see basically every bounty hunter who has gotten entangled in this whole Han Solo mess (except Doctor Aphra, who has enough problems on her own right now).
This is what I meant about it living up to the “War of the Bounty Hunters” and “Bounty Hunters” titles: from Bossk to Zuckuss to Boba to (of course) Valance, you get to see a whole bunch of your favorite scoundrels between the back and front covers of Bounty Hunters #16!
And of course, given that this is the penultimate crossover issue of Bounty Hunters for the event, you can expect that there will be a scintillating cliffhanger awaiting you on the final page.
As we head into the final act of War of the Bounty Hunters, things are really starting to heat up… and unlike some of the other characters in this series, Valance is someone whose fate past this story is unknown, so the stakes are especially high for this cyborg!
Have you been following along with the War of the Bounty Hunters event, Marvel Blog True Believers? Did you pick up this issue (and if so, did you secure the “Vehicles of War” variant cover)? What do you think is in store for Valance by the time the story has concluded?
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