REVIEW: Team Work Makes the Dream Work in Bounty Hunters #17
In Bounty Hunters #17 by Ethan Sacks, Paolo Villanelli, Arif Prianto, Jesus Aburtov, Edgar Delgado, and Travis Lanham, with a main cover by Guiseppe Camuncoli & Nolan Woodard, we find out what happened to Valance after he got his chest blow open by Boba Fett on-board Darth Vader’s Star Destroyer, the Executor. Yeah, you read that right, Marvel Blog True Believers! Buckle up!
This story does an amazing job of juggling multiple action scenes within its run. Valance faces off against all ranks of Imperial soldiers on-board the Executor as an incredible team attempts to rescue him.
What makes the team so incredible? They come from every corner of the Star Wars Galaxy! There’s the original and charming comics characters T’Onga and Losha, there’s Tasu Leech (a younger version of the character we’ll meet in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens), there’s Zuckuss (who must have won you over in his recent tie-in), and there’s more members besides!
This shaggy-wookie crew steals the show (and will hopefully be back next issue… a prospect that is looking good, judging by the advertisement at the conclusion). But that’s not to say that Valance doesn’t hold his own the fracas: when he runs into a young Imp, he almost gets a chance to convince him serving the Empire is wrong… with a big ol’ emphasis on almost, Marvel Blog True Believers!
And the story concludes with a heck of a twist (one that even seems at odds with — or at least severely complicates — other aspects of the conclusion of The War of the Bounty Hunters).
While the most recent Star Wars Marvel Comics tie-in event may be coming to an end, it’s only the first of three arcs. You can bet I’ll be reading Crimson Reign, especially to see what becomes of Valance and his supporting cast, who will hopefully each play a significant role in what’s to come! And I am especially hoping to see more of T’Onga and Losha.
Bounty Hunters #17
Have you had a chance to pick up Bounty Hunters #17, Marvel Blog True Believers? What did you think of this action-packed issue?
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