Writer: Ethan Sacks
Artist: Paolo Villanelli
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: May 19, 2021
Reviewed by: Glimmer
Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #12 written by Ethan Sacks, with artwork by Paolo Villanelli, is a tie-in prelude to the upcoming “Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters” crossover event. In this issue, Valance & Dengar agree to work together to find Boba Fett, who is currently in possession of the carbonite frozen Han Solo. Valance & Dengar are soon tracked down by Zuckuss & 4-Lom who have plans of their own to capture and take Cadeliah, the young heir to two crime syndicates.
As stated, this is a prelude to the upcoming “Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters” crossover event – and it kind of feels like it. This issue (like “Star Wars #13) is a setup issue that will eventually bring everyone together to a central focal point – Boba Fett. As someone who is interested in this upcoming Star Wars event – I enjoyed the issue and the story/setup it told.
Sacks did a good job of combining a present storyline with flashback scenes that give the reader a better understanding of the relationship between Beilert Valance and Han Solo. I also liked the artwork by Paolo Villanelli. There’s a lot of detail in every panel that was consistent throughout. The coloring by Arif Prianto is also very good and adds to the enjoyment of the overall artwork!
As a Star Wars fan, I’m ready for the upcoming “War of the Bounty Hunters” crossover event. However, as much as I’m looking forward to it, I think this issue is good enough to stand on its own, without the “prelude” designation. It can definitely be enjoyed by readers who do not plan to read all the crossover issues. So, if you’re reading and enjoying “Star Wars: Bounty Hunters” but not the other Star Wars titles – you can pick up this issue without worry. It’s worth the price of admission on its own.