Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Paperback – 24 Nov 2000
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This is the collection of four hunter's stories:
Aurra Sing was glimpsed at the Podraces in Episode 1 and has become a cult character, partially because of her Jedi background.
Kenix Kil is really an Imperial Guardsman in disguise. This story is of how Kir Kanos, of the 'Crimson Empire' series, becomes a part of the criminal underworld.
We also have as story of Lando Calrissian here, as a Hutt enemy of his sets several bounty hunters after him for sport.
But the story that takes the grand prize is 'Twin Engines Of Destruction'. In this amazing story, the baddest of them all, Boba Fett and his ally Dengar, set a trap for Jodo Kast, a hunter who dresses like Fett and even pretends to be him.
All in all these short stories should provide plenty of amusment for the thrill-seekers and plenty of insight for the die-hard fans.
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The Aurra Sing comic had by far the best artwork, as well as a decent story. Aurra Sing has a very unique personality and the parts told from her first-person point of view were a highlight. Also, Aurra Sing gets to visit some favorite Star Wars locales, including Hoth, Bespin, Endor, and Tatooine. Still, it feels like the author tried to cram far too much story into too few pages. Each trip and assassination takes only a handful of pages. Definitely worth reading if you like Aurra Sing, but would have been better as an expanded tale.
Scoundrel's Wages is actually more about Lando Calrissian than bounty hunters. Lando is placed in a death match against various bounty hunters and as always manages to con his way out. The artwork here falls a bit on the cartoonish side. Lando looks nothing like Billy Dee Williams. The art style almost reminds me of the Old Republic game. This one gets a middling score.
Twin Engines of Destruction is a classic Boba Fett tale and is worth reading for every Boba Fett fan. Fett learns that Jodo Kast is going around in Mandalorian armor imitating him - and Fett sets out to teach him a lesson. Fett's character is treated with subtlety, reminiscent of the Fett we saw in Moran's Tales of the Bounty Hunters story. Fett is brutal but not evil. The art style seems more reminiscent of a newspaper comic strip, but isn't bad overall. In some places, it's quite effective. The shot of Fett putting his rifle up to Kast's head has become famous.
I didn't read the last one - it's about some bounty hunter from Crimson Empire.
Overall, worth picking up if you're a fan of Star Wars comics and bounty hunters. Probably would have been better if the stories were longer, but there's enough there.
It collects the comics called -
Star wars: Bounty Hunters - Aurra Sing and is story 1. Good story, pencils and ink -grade = 3.5
Star wars: Bounty Hunters - Scoundrels Wages and is story 2. This wasn't bad except that Lando looked like a black Geraldo rivera or the late sammy davis, Jr. Maybe Mel rubi was to busy to bothering finding out what lando looks like, but surely DH pays editors to assume some responsibility for quality control. Given that the story and inking were above average, you'd think someone would have cared if the pencil work was subpar. 2 stars.
Boba Fett - Twin Engines of destruction and is story 3. What a shame that the pencils and inking here were on par with a newpaper comic strip. I complained about the art in story 2, but the inking And coloring were rich and visually strong. The effort here was on par with that done in THE EARLY ADVENTURES - ranging from mediocre to good. Some pages are brilliantly done. Some are lazily done and other pages were washed out.
Star wars: Bounty Hunters - Kenix Kil and is story 4. The art, penciling and ink are pretty good here, there is a richness and detail that here accommodate for the darkness in which the story is drawn and colored. An interesting story of a character we see elsewhere in the DH EU.
My version has a completely different cover than the one shown by amazon. But the Darkhorse site is showing the same one that I have. Either way, if amazon has this one in new or used, it is a worthwhile read. The art and writing is a mixed bag, as this TPB is drawn from 4 different comics.
This one is hard to place on the time line but dark horse says it is -32+ BHN meaning that the stories take place anytime after the year 32BNH. Ok. That explains why Characters that are 8 years old in -32 can be adults.
The cover art. Dorman is the best. There is a new artist Duursema that is my second favorite.
Collective graded, the work here is to good to grade at a 2, but not nearly as good as other comics that I have graded a 4 so we give a weak 3.
All the stories collected within these pages are good despite being short, with Aurra Sing, Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction, and Kenix Kil rating within the praiseable ranks. Of these three, I'm partial to the telling of the Boba Fett story because it is written well and is drawn well, plus its dealing with the most infamous of the big kids. Aurra Sing comes in a close second with Kenix Kil right behind her because these stories are done well themselves, and they are also about characters that many haven't yet tasted that much. Scoundrel's Wage, while an interesting story in some rights, doesn't do much in regard to bounty hunters at all and only explains how Lando manages to get himself into Jabba the Hutt's palace in Return of the Jedi. It paints the hunters out as ineffective and is more about Lando himself and the cunning he possesses than the minions commanding the high dollars.
If you find the forces working outside the boundaries of both good and ill, then this might be something you'd like to check out. All the stories are pretty good in this TPB form, and the Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction tale needed to be harvested for quite some time now. So, sit back, barter on the outcome of who will and won't taste the talents of the figures lurking in the shadows, and read up on some rather exquisite struggles. For the Star Wars seeker, it is something that comes highly regarded.
Aurra Sing by Timothy Truman (3 stars)
Aurra Sing was ok, but could have had better art. It also felt as if Truman didn't plan before he wrote, he just wrote. An example of this is an organization called the Ffib. What a name.
Scoundrel's Wages by Mark Schultz (4 stars)
This was problably the second best story in this graphic novel. It's about Lando getting "arrested" by a Hutt and made to take part in a hunt, him being the prey. A good story, but bad art. Lando had an enormous beard one one page, but then a small one on the next. He also looked nothing like his movie counterpart.
Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction(TEOD) by Andy Mangels (4 stars)
The best short in this collection, TEOD featured Boba Fett going after Jodo Kast, a bounty hunter pretending to be him to get the big bounties. Another good story wasted over the art. I frequently had to try looking at this from another angle due to the fact that I had no idea what the picture was of.
Kenix Kil by Randy Stradley (2 stars)
Another wasted effort. This supposedly takes place before Crimson Empire 1 or 2, which makes no sense, as Kanos looks really old. The main plot is Kir Kanos is running from bounty hunters and he disguises himself as one to hide. Finally, a story with good art. But the story is bad. The worst of the bunch.