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Star Wars: Boba Fett – Man with a Mission


Star Wars Boba Fett: Man with a Mission - Boba FettFor one of the most popular characters in the extended Star Wars universe (because, despite his popularity from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, he didn’t appear in the films very much) this is something of a limp collection. It contains four Fett stories from his bounty-hunting career but they’re far from page-turners.

Star Wars Boba Fett: Man with a Mission - Slave 1The highlight is Cam Kennedy’s take on the Star Wars universe in two of the stories. We’re more used to him from his Judge Dredd work, where his gritty style suited the dark future perfectly, but he shows he’s just as capable of running out a Star Wars story in this collection.

The writing is more disappointing though, taking the bounty hunter through a series of cases that may demonstrate his mercenary, morally ambiguous streak, but does little to explore his personality beyond an interest in money. Making it something of a shame, really, that such a well loved, ambiguous character, fully deserving of a book of his own, should fall foul of such a lacklustre realisation.

Story: 2 Art: 3 Overall: 2

Written by: John Wagner, Ron Marz, Thomas Andrews, John Ostrander
Art by: Can Kennedy, Adriana Melo, Francisco Ruiz Velasco
Publisher: Dark Horse (US), Titan Books (UK)
First published: 2007
Originally published as: Star Wars: Empire 7 & 28, Star Wars Boba Fett: Overkill, Star Wars Boba Fett: Agent of Doom

Andy Shaw

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