Review: Boba Fett is Dead, Part 1

Script: Tom Taylor
Art: Chris Scalf
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Cover Art: Chris Scalf
Variant Cover Art: David Palumbo

This review contains spoilers.

It’s one year before the Battle of Yavin, and Boba Fett, the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy is dead. Wait, what? That’s not right. Boba Fett is alive and well decades later. Maybe his wounds aren’t as serious as they say; maybe he survived the attack.

“Unless he can survive a severe case of ‘gaping hole where his head should be’ I assure you Boba Fett is quite dead”, Teychenne explains.  I don’t think that these were mere flesh wounds.

Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead, Part 1

We open with a splash page of our favorite Mandalorian lying in the desert, his armor full of smoking holes and the words “Boba Fett is dead.”

News of Fett’s death spreads across the galaxy and it seems someone has a score to settle with those involved, hunting down those responsible one by one. The story seems simple enough, but I feel that there is more going on than has been revealed to us.

The art is stylistic and different from most of the other Star Wars titles, and it’s a welcome change. The art tends to be weakest in the character’s faces though.

We may know how this series ends, but this first issue does setup an intriguing mystery that will play out over the next 4 issues, and I think we all want to see what a dead Mandalorian is capable of.

4/5 Kath Hounds

Reviewed by Paul DePaola
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About the Author

Paul joined the EUCantina staff in 2012, combining his love of Star Wars and his obsession with comic books. He has been a Star Wars fan since the early 80's and is always finding a way to tie Star Wars into every facet of his life. Paul lives in Virginia. He loves movies, plays guitar and is TK-5990, a proud member of the 501st Legion.