The Many Hits of Boba Fett
Read our comic picks for your favorite bounty hunter in Mandalorian armor. It’s all on Marvel Unlimited.
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He is known throughout the galaxy as Boba Fett, the most famed (or just plain notorious) bounty hunter in this quadrant or the next.
The clone of renowned warrior Jango Fett, Boba was raised from infancy to be the perfect Mandalorian hunter—surrounded by an aura of mystery, and only seeking work from the highest bidder.
Rebel rascals and Scavenger scum stand little chance at escaping his expert pursuit. With a near perfect track record, and a warrior’s arsenal, Boba is sought out by clients from within, and outside, the Empire.
Long and short of it: he is a mercenary of indiscriminate taste. Nothing personal—he’s just about those credits.
Although Fett reveals his face to few, we've managed to capture the man behind the Mandalorian. Here’s our comic hit list of the Galaxy's Most Dangerous, all available to read on digital comics mega-library, Marvel Unlimited.
This comic also depicted one of the most famous scenes in cinematic history! Hint: "I am your father."
Read STAR WARS (1977) #44 for the full moment.
After a Hutt's misguided affections led to a death contract on a faraway planet, Boba Fett was hired to pursue Magwit “The Magician,” a motley-dressed fool whose parlor tricks concealed a dangerous connection to the “Pirate of Bar-Kooda.” The fact that this “magician” had died only posed a slight problem for the bounty hunter, as not even the dead can escape Boba Fett!
Continue with STAR WARS: BOBA FETT - MURDER MOST FOUL (1997) #1 for another reprehensible hit job commissioned by Gorga the Hutt, this time against the in-laws!
Before the events of the first Star Wars film, Darth Vader employed Fett on a search-and-retrieval mission. Boba had to discover and return to Vader a single small box, the contents of which could have easily changed the fate of the galaxy. For such an important mission, Vader could not rely on a single operative… unbeknownst to Boba.
Our next Boba-cious chapter, STAR WARS: BOBA FETT - AGENT OF DOOM (2000) #1, takes us to the Gulma province, home to a flatheaded turtle-looking race called the Gulmarids. By this point the Empire had fallen, but a rogue Imperial Death Ship continued a reign of terror across the stars, systematically rounding up species as slaves, or worse, wiping them out to use as engine fuel or water.
Not one for sentiment, it’s hard to explain why Boba accepted Slique Brighteyes’ modest offer of one hundred credits to slay the scientists behind Gulma’s doom. Could it be that underneath that helmet was a man changed by his pitfall with a sarlacc?
Don’t bet on it.
Summoned to settle the score between two warring factions in STAR WARS: BOBA FETT - OVERKILL (2006) #1, Boba Fett quickly showed his employers the importance of always choosing the right tool for the job. Once unleashed, Fett's drive to follow through on a bargain was unshakable, and both groups realized they were dealing with a much deadlier mutual problem. Boba Fett on conflict resolution… who knew?
To the tune of one hundred thousand credits, Boba trailed Zingo through the Outer Rim’s not-at-all-ominous Death Plains, to find that a desert township had already been laid to waste by the murderous merc. Zingo proved crafty, but in the end, even an opportunistic, double-dealing bounty hunter has to follow the code.
Don’t hunt “bad men.” Don’t hunt “criminals." And don’t hunt “murderers.” What do you hunt and only hunt, Boba?
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