I was, indeed, correct in my assumption that the events of this one-shot take place before the events of Bounty Hunters #15, despite what the official reading order for this event says. Not that this spoils the book in any way, and the fact that 4-LOM and Zuckuss end up fighting is spoiled by the cover art.
Of course, what makes this interesting is why they end up fighting. And in explaining that Older also takes time to establish the closeness of their relationship, and the 4-Lom is Zuckuss’s only friend. Which is kinda’ sad. Older very much establishes Zuckuss as something of a tragic figure here, someone who deserves our pity. 4-LOM is given little to no characterisation, and in the “present day” part of the book is reduced to a mindless drone, programmed to kill Zuckuss in revenge for a hit they pulled off together, in which it turns out they killed the wrong person.
Ultimately this is a lot of fun. Well written and well drawn, and while it does nothing to further the plot of the War of the Bounty Hunters, it’s well worth a read.
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