Writer: Justina Ireland
Artist: Ibraim Roberson & Luca Pizzari
Release Date: July 21, 2021
Reviewed by: Glimmer
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Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters – Jabba The Hutt – “Trust Issues” written by Justina Ireland is a one-shot issue that ties in with the current “War of the Bounty Hunters” crossover storyline. The events in this issue take place before and during “War of the Bounty Hunters – Alpha.” It’s divided into two segments – present day (with art by Ibraim Roberson) and flashbacks of the past (art by Luca Pizzari). In the present day, Jabba The Hutt calls upon bounty hunter Deva Lompop to go to Nar Shaddaa and find Boba Fett and the carbonite frozen Han Solo. In the flashback segments, we follow Boba Fett & Deva on assignment by Jabba to kill Jarm Brock, who is working for fellow Hutt Council member Bokku. In the end, Jabba is visited by a messenger who presents him with an invitation to “the event of this and all other seasons.” Jabba readies himself to attend and “lay claim to Han Solo.”
Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters – Jabba The Hutt is a fun read that fills in some of the pieces in the “War of the Bounty Hunters” crossover event. The overall story is engaging and focuses on character development. There isn’t much in terms of battle or fight scenes, but in this reviewer’s opinion, the issue doesn’t need it. Jabba, Boba, & Deva take center stage and are intriguing enough that Star Wars fans will enjoy reading about them. The artwork of the past by Pizzari is very good and adds to the overall enjoyment of the issue. However, it’s the artwork of the present by Roberson that is the real gem of this issue. I absolutely love the amount of detail provided to each character. Even the far distance shots have immense detail to features that normally wouldn’t be provided by most artists. Finally, a shout-out to colorists Edgar Delgado & Giada Marchisio. The coloring is outstanding. The blending is so well done, and I especially like the coloring of the characters who appear in holograms. Some of the artwork is so detailed and colorful it “jumps” off the page.
Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters – Jabba The Hutt is not a must-read for those currently reading the “War of the Bounty Hunters” crossover event – but it is a fun one that is well worth the price of admission! If you are a Jabba, Boba, or bounty hunter fan, you will enjoy this issue. Although it takes place at the beginning of the crossover event, it does answer some questions that have come up along the way. For those not currently reading the crossover, I would still suggest picking up this issue if you like Jabba The Hutt. There’s enough here to enjoy even if you don’t want to immerse yourself in everything going on in “War of the Bounty Hunters”