Star Wars: War Of The Bounty Hunters #2 (of 5) by Charles Soule

Star Wars: War Of The Bounty Hunters #2 (of 5) (Star Wars: War Of The Bounty Hunters: (2021-))Star Wars: War Of The Bounty Hunters #2 (of 5) (Star Wars: War Of The Bounty Hunters: by Charles Soule
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So now we find out who that mysterious man in Doctor Aphra #12 was. The one who sounded just like a clone trooper. Yeah, I’m an idiot. It was Boba Fett. Which should have been obvious, after all…he was on the cover…

Ahem.

Anyway, that ties into my only real complaint about this issue, which was on the whole excellent. Several pages were almost identical to several pages of Doctor Aphra #12. I say “almost” because the art, by Luke Ross, was far better. I’ve never been a big fan of Ross’s artwork, seeing him as a solid, capable artist, but nothing really special, but he really stands out here and this is some of the best work I’ve seen from him. Neeraj Menon’s colours really complement Ross’s line work too. This is a good-looking book.

As for the writing, it’s Charles Soule, and if you’ve been reading Star Wars novels or comics regularly, you’ll know we’re in good hands with Soule. He manages to weave all the disparate plotlines from across this sprawling crossover into a single, coherent issue. Everything finally converges here.

And with a certain Dark Lord of the Sith making an appearance at the end, you can be sure things are about to kick off.

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