Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #14 (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters by Ethan Sacks
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
There’s a new bounty hunter in town, and you can tell that she’s really cool and badass because her dialogue gets its own unique font…and Boba Fett doesn’t even get that!
Look, I’ve been hard on Valance in the past, but an ongoing series about a Star Wars character who originated in the comics can work. Doctor Aphra proved that. It’s just that this one is bad. The dialogue is incredibly stilted. Almost everyone talks like Data from Star Trek, weirdly never using contractions.
The art is superficially good, but it causes easily avoidable lettering issues. And, being a letterer myself, it always bugs me when an artist clearly hasn’t given thought to where the lettering needs to go.
The War of the Bounty Hunters event is clearly bringing new readers to this title, but they’re not seeing anything that’s likely to make them stick around after the event is over.