Writer: Ethan Sacks
Artist: Paolo Villanelli
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: June 9, 2021
Reviewed by: Glimmer
Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #13 written by Ethan Sacks, with artwork by Paolo Villanelli, is a tie-in to the “Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters” crossover event. The issue has a main plot and a subplot. The main plot involves Valance & Dengar as they try and work together to find Boba Fett, who they believe has the carbonite frozen Han Solo. After a skirmish with Chewbacca, they agree to work with the Wookie and try to save Han together. The subplot includes T’Onga & Losha who are looking for Cadeliah in hopes of stopping a crime war. They soon discover that Crimson Dawn is back!
Overall, I enjoyed Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #13. It held my interest throughout. Sacks gave us enough to move the crossover story along, so it didn’t feel like it was “treading water.” We also got a nice backstory as Valance explained to Chewbacca what happened all those years ago between Han and himself. The subplot with T’Onga & Losha was short and brief, but will probably be important in future issues. The artwork by Villanelli overall was good. I especially liked the differentiation of panel layouts. Every page seemed to have a different layout, which I believe enhanced the story. If I had to pick something that didn’t really impress me, it would be the cover. It was ok, but it’s not the kind of cover that would entice me to read this book if I didn’t plan to do so already.
Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #13 is a nice tie-in issue that readers of the current crossover will enjoy. There are no big “revelations” (not even the last page IMO), nor is there anything “vital” to the “War of the Bounty Hunters” overall plot. That being said, this reviewer believes it is an enjoyable issue that has action, and backstory along with multiple characters that take center stage. If you are not currently reading this series, this is not the place to start. If you are currently reading this series – pick it up.