Marvel’s “Battle of the Bounty Hunters” was spawned by a wild 2019 pitch delivered by bestselling author Charles Soule (“The Excessive Republic: Mild of the Jedi”), the place he posed the query of what occurred to Boba Fett whereas delivering the frozen physique of Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt after “The Empire Strikes Again” however earlier than “Return of the Jedi.”To reply that thriller, the bold multi-title occasion launches Could 5 with “Battle of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1,” a prelude concern written by Charles Soule with paintings by Steve McNiven.
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“Boba Fett clearly does not take Han Solo on to Jabba’s palace,” Soule informed StarWars.com. “One thing needed to occur in between that meantime between Empire and Jedi. And I used to be like, ‘I want to inform that story, and I would love it to be about Boba Fett and what occurs to him.'”
From that kick-off level, the occasion will unfold into Marvel’s flagship roster of titles together with “Star Wars,” “Star Wars: Bounty Hunters,” “Star Wars: Darth Vader,” and “Star Wars: Physician Aphra,” with every spinoff starting with particular prelude points all through Could.
“Boba Fett is in possession of Han Solo on the finish of “Empire Strikes Again,” and in the beginning of “Battle of the Bounty Hunters,” he isn’t,” Soule mentioned. “And he’s going to do every thing he can to get him again, it doesn’t matter what. Regardless of who’s standing in his method.”
In June, the crossover gathers steam in a rowdy five-issue “Battle of the Bounty Hunters” miniseries from Soule and artist Luke Ross the place all the galaxy, from the Riot to the Empire, collide in an try to say the grand prize: Han Solo!
“The primary story that we’re coping with is a Boba Fett-focused crime epic, that entails Boba Fett going up in opposition to a few of the heaviest hitters within the galaxy,” Soule added. “It is Jabba the Hutt. It is Black Solar. It is Darth Vader. And a bunch of others — factions and so forth — that I feel will likely be actually attention-grabbing for the followers. It is mainly Boba Fett, by himself, in opposition to all of those folks.”
Soule claims this is likely to be the largest “Star Wars” story Marvel has ever embraced, and he admits this occasion is a real collaboration between himself and plenty of “Star Wars” specialists like writers Greg Pak (“Darth Vader”), Alyssa Wong (“Physician Aphra”), and Ethan Sacks (“Bounty Hunters”).
“My co-writers on this story, and all the nice artists that we’re working with, it is a unbelievable workforce,” he notes to StarWars.com. “This may’ve come from my mind to a level, however we’re all including issues to it, and we’re all including actually attention-grabbing issues to it. All people’s getting to inform their very own story inside this overarching plot of Boba Fett attempting to get what’s his.”
Marvel’s “Battle of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1” ignites all of it beginning Could 5. Take a look at the four-page peek within the gallery beneath.
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