Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Ramon Rosanas
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: May 12, 2021
Reviewed by: Glimmer
Star Wars #13 written by Charles Soule, with artwork by Ramon Rosanas, is a tie-in prelude issue to the upcoming “Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters” crossover event. In this issue, Luke receives word that the infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett has been sighted on the moon of Nar Shaddaa. Eager to find Boba Fett and rescue Han Solo from the frozen carbonite, Luke, Chewbacca, C3PO, and R2D2 venture to the smuggler’s moon in search of the whereabouts of the notorious bounty hunter.
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This issue does not answer questions that were raised in the previous issue. Instead, it adds even more questions. What’s going on with Shara Bey, as she hides away in the Imperial Star Destroyer? Where is Boba Fett? How far has Han’s condition deteriorated? These are all questions that are not addressed. However, I’m sure we will get the answers to these questions in the upcoming “War of the Bounty Hunters” crossover – just not yet!
This is clearly a set-up issue for that crossover, and I’m ok with that. So understand that if you’re reading this issue expecting answers – it’s not happening. That being said, I think Soule did a good job of giving us an enjoyable story. I personally really enjoyed the dialogue of both CP3O & R2D2. I also think the artwork by Rosanas was well done and added to the overall enjoyment of the issue. And speaking of artwork – the coloring by Rachelle Rosenberg is outstanding! The colors really make the artwork “pop” off the page – very well done.
As a Star Wars fan, I’m very excited for the upcoming “War of the Bounty Hunters” crossover event. And even though this issue didn’t overwhelm me, it also didn’t do anything to deter my enthusiasm! The stage is being set, and I’m ready to see it all play out. If you are a Star Wars fan but not currently reading the Marvel Star Wars comics – this is a great jumping-on point. Check it out.