Within the final installment of Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters, we have been handled to a significant shock return. The Crimson Daybreak continues to be thriving and Qi’ra is operating the present. This comes into play in “The Scoundrel’s Ball” as Qi’ra lures each notable crime syndicate to affix her aboard The Vermillion for a bidding conflict over a coveted bounty.
Star Wars: Battle of the Bounty Hunters (Challenge #2)
The get together visitors serve so as to add context to the Crimson Daybreak’s shock return as they gossip concerning the group’s alleged defeat and categorical shock that they’re being led by a human. We additionally be taught that not solely are the Hutts current, and determined to stake their declare, however the Pykes, Black Solar, the Rang Clan, and the Empire have all been invited to this illustrious occasion.
Boba Fett’s arrival is a blast, significantly his encounter with Bossk, and it’s enjoyable to see how effortlessly Charles Soule’s dialogue is ready to make me hear Temuera Morrison’s voice. There’s a second the place he begins to say, “Oh come on.” and I might vividly hear that gruff accented voice.
Additionally in attendance is Dr. Aphra, as her story convergences with the primary plotline. The astute historian shortly acknowledges Boba Fett as a clone, however he shortly shoots down that notion for apparent causes. He convinces Aphra to behave as a diversion for him and he goes to decorate in his armor as soon as extra. Whereas he lurks on the fringes of the get together, he runs into Leia, Chewie, and Lando Calrissian as their story converges with Battle of the Bounty Hunters. However they’re removed from essentially the most thrilling arrival.
Qi’ra has an actual chip on her shoulder the place Han Solo is concerned. You’d by no means consider that they have been romantically concerned, contemplating how gleeful she appears to see him lifeless by the hands of his new proprietor. The bidding will increase, mounting larger and better earlier than the Hutts declare their victory at a million credit. A worth larger than what they have been paying Boba Fett to retrieve the bounty.
Because the bidding closes out, and the remainder of the syndicates are sorely outbid by the Hutts, you may virtually hear the “Imperial March” echoing from the pages of this comedian as Darth Vader arrives to put declare to Captain Han Solo.
The second full subject of Star Wars: Battle of the Bounty Hunters is an thrilling subject that continues to construct the joy and suspense for what this comedian run might probably ship to followers. Charles Soule has created partaking dialogue and convincingly interweaved the characters of the interconnecting comedian sequence. Luke Ross’ illustration paired with Neeraj Menon’s coloring makes for a beautiful and immersive world. I’m obsessive about the costume that Qi’ra wore on this subject and I hope we see extra of her vogue sense in future points.
Initially, I used to be of the thoughts that this comedian run was pointless — we already thought we knew what occurred between The Empire Strikes Again and Return of the Jedi — however I’m keen to confess that I used to be fallacious. This added storyline solely strengthens what we already knew about this period and makes for some spectacularly enjoyable storytelling. I sit up for studying extra concerning the Crimson Daybreak and what Qi’ra has been as much as since Solo. I must know why she is so offended at Han Solo, seeing as her remaining beat within the movie was extra remorseful. It looks like she will need to have one thing greater deliberate than simply auctioning off a carbonited Han Solo.