This is just…not good.
Well, the cover’s lovely. Lee Bermejo’s done a fantastic job, and the cover prominently features 4-Lom and Zuckuss, who I like. Unfortunately the comic within continues to prominently feature Beilert Valance and his incredibly derivative story. It turns out that the woman he left behind is now married to another man, which gives Valance yet another reason to angst. You see…no woman could ever love a man as hideous as he… Cos, you know, women always find it romantic when you assume that they’re shallow.
Also, 4-Lom and Zuckuss succeed in capturing Vlance and the young girl he’s protecting, but he offers them a shiny gem stone in return for letting him escape. But there was nothing stopping them from not letting him go and still keeping the gem…other than that they’re just stupid, I guess.
I completely understand that a Bounty Hunters series makes sense, but what doesn’t make any sense to me is focusing that series on an obscure character from the original Marvel Star Wars run.