REVIEW: More Than a Mask in BOUSHH #1
In Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters: Boushh #1 by Alyssa Wong, David Baldeon, Israel Silva, and Ariana Maher, with a main cover by Mahmud Asrar and Matthew Wilson, we get to learn the secret origins of Leia’s bounty hunter disguise in Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi…. and it’s more complicated than you might at first expect, Marvel Blog True Believers!
The Gang’s All Here
First of all, this issue does a good job of creating a whole group of individuals for Boushh to run with. It turns out that the distinctive helmet worn by Boushh is actually part of a set, and that set has particular meaning: it’s armor worn by those who are exiled from Uba IV.
But because Boushh and his compatriots have been banished from their homeworld, their bond with one another has only been strengthened.
Plus, Boushh and his team have become horribly entangled with the Tagge family. Readers of the ongoing War of the Bounty Hunters event, as well as readers of the ongoing Doctor Aphra series (also written by Wong), will find much to be of interest in this tie-in issue!
And the other group of people who will really find something to get excited about in this issue are those who are fans of Leia, and want to know more about the costume (and false identity) she donned during the sixth movie in the Skywalker Saga.
Finally, it seems inevitable that Boushh will not be surviving the final issues in this event (his armor has to be available for Leia to wear, after all)… but what fate awaits him?
Nearing the End
We’re drawing close to the conclusion of the War of the Bounty Hunters Marvel Comics crossover event! Have you been following along the whole time, Marvel Blog True Believers? Which one of the issues has been your favorite?
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