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Published February 15, 2021

Boba Fett Ignites the 'War of the Bounty Hunters'

The Star Wars comics event you’ve been waiting for arrives in May!

Announced earlier today on StarWars.com, WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS, an upcoming Star Wars crossover event, will begin in May. The event will kick off with WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ALPHA #1, written by Charles Soule and drawn by Steve McNiven. From there, the event will tie into Marvel’s entire post-Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back lineup including STAR WARS, STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS, STAR WARS: DARTH VADER, and STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA, starting with special prelude issues throughout May. The crossover continues in June, centering around a five-issue WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS miniseries from Soule and artist Luke Ross. The epic story will see the entire galaxy from the Rebellion to the Empire at war for the greatest prize of all: Han Solo!

STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ALPHA #1 cover by Steve McNiven
STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ALPHA #1 cover by Steve McNiven

The notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett is on route to Tatooine to collect the massive bounty placed on Han Solo’s head by the fearsome crime lord Jabba the Hutt. But no one said it would be easy. The hunter becomes the hunted as pursuers from all corners of the galaxy set their sights on Boba and his precious cargo. Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Doctor Aphra, the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunters, and more are all on a collision course that will reveal surprising new details about this long-unexplored era in the Star Wars mythos.

STAR WARS #13 cover by Carlo Pagulayan
STAR WARS #13 cover by Carlo Pagulayan

“I remember the chill that ran down my spine when I saw Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back for the first time and the bounty hunters all came on screen. They only appeared for a split second, but left a lasting impact. And it's a dream come true we can bring them all to life again, and pit them against each other, in STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS, our first big galaxy-spanning crossover of the post-ESB era,” Editor in Chief CB Cebulski said. “Bossk, Dengar, 4-LOM, IG-88... all hot on the trail of Boba Fett, looking to score the biggest bounty out there... Han Solo!”

STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #12 cover by Mattia De Iulis
STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #12 cover by Mattia De Iulis

“WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS is a story about Boba Fett doing his thing, but it builds into something much bigger, and that’s what the best comic crossovers and big stories do. They tell a great story in and of themselves, but they’re also the start of something, and they open a lot of new doors. And this story will absolutely do that,” Soule told StarWars.com in an exclusive interview.

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #12 cover by Aaron Kuder
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #12 cover by Aaron Kuder

Fans will also be able to pick up a special Director’s Cut version of STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ALPHA #1, complete with Steve McNiven’s mind-blowing black and white art and more incredible bonus features. Head over to StarWars.com now for the full announcement, including a first look at interior artwork, and be there when Boba Fett fires the first shot of the WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS this May!

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #10 cover by Sway
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #10 cover by Sway

STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ALPHA #1
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art and Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
On Sale 5/5

STAR WARS #13
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art by RAMON ROSANAS
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
On Sale 5/12

STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #12
Written by ETHAN SACKS
Art by PAOLO VILLANELLI
Cover by MATTIA DE IULIS
On Sale 5/19

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #12 
Written by GREG PAK
Art by GUIU VILANOVA
Cover by AARON KUDER
On Sale 5/26

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #10
Written by ALYSSA WONG
Art by RAY-ANTHONY HEIGHT
Cover by SWAY
On Sale 5/26

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