Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters – Boushh (2021) #1 (Star Wars: War Of The Bounty Hunters by Alyssa Wong
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Boushh has always intrigued me, given that we’ve never really known much more about him than what his clothes looked like…as the only time he appeared on screen it was really Princess Leia wearing his clothes. The Legends continuity didn’t do much to flesh out his backstory and, up until now, the New Canon hasn’t either.
All that changes with War Of The Bounty Hunters: Boushh, as we learn that both he and a whole group of fellow Ubese bounty hunters are exiles from their home world. It’s an interesting and engaging story, played out across a background of a hit on the Tagge family. And it leaves you wanting more…more of Boushh…and you know that we almost certainly aren’t going to get it, because Boushh dies and Leia gets his clothes.
For me this issue proves that my problem with the current Doctor Aphra run isn’t Alyssa Wong’s writing, but the quality of the art, because when she’s paired with an artist of Baldeon#s calibre the result is awesome work like this. Please, Marvel, put Baldeon on Doctor Aphra, because he and Wong make a great team!
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