Comic Review: STAR WARS - BLOOD TIES - BOBA FETT IS DEAD (TP)

PrintE-mail Written by Ed Fortune

Review: Star Wars – Blood Ties – Boba Fett Is Dead / Author: Tom Taylor / Artist: Chris Scalf / Publisher: Dark Horse Comics / Release Date: February 5th

Ah, Boba Fett! He wasn't exactly lavished with screen time or dialogue in the original Star Wars trilogy, yet for some reason he seems to be much beloved by the fans. Perhaps it’s the fact that he’s a bounty hunter (which is almost as cool as a ninja or a pirate), or maybe it’s due to children of the '80s being easily impressed by jet packs. Whatever, the prequel movies gave him a nifty backstory and the unexpected (and highly useful) superpower of having a face that is identical to millions of other people in the galaxy, and now it's all but impossible to avoid him.

Despite what you might suppose (or hope), Star Wars: Blood Ties - Boba Fett Is Dead is not a book that gives it all away in the title. Instead, what we get is a short adventure that furnishes a rather two-dimensional character with an interesting supporting milieu and a neat exploration into the consequences of being the galaxy's most notorious bounty hunter. Understandably, the secondary characters do all the heavy lifting here – after all, the titular protagonist is meant to be brown bread. By a lucky coincidence, they also also happen to be far more interesting than him, but if you’re familiar with the franchise, that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

Unlike some Star Wars comic books, Boba Fett Is Dead delivers on the promise of sci-fi action adventure – there is plenty of blaster fire here, some interesting twists and cheesy but entertaining dialogue. It evokes the pulp feel of the source material nicely and actually feels like it's part of the franchise. Writer Tom Taylor has a very cinematic style of storytelling, and the art carries the story forward nicely. We get the feeling artist Tom Scalf would rather be painting set pieces rather than action sequences, but he knows how to draw things blowing up and that’s pretty much all you need for a book like this. Don’t expect any big revelations or changes to the franchise here, but do expect to have fun.

Star Wars fans will enjoy the book for what is – action-packed adventures in a galaxy far, far away – and there’s plenty here to entertain the regular comic book reader as well.


Suggested Articles:
The legend of Sir Bevis of Hampton is a story from British medieval mythology which has somehow fall
Billed as ‘A Doctor Who Comics Event’, Supremacy of the Cybermen, a five-issue mini-series from
Julia Davenport has a problem in her sex life – whenever she orgasms, she releases a mysterious de
Melanie is a shy, insecure and put-upon teenager who would most likely have remained that way were i
scroll back to top

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Other articles in Comic Book Reviews

BLOOD AND VALOUR 20 March 2017

DOCTOR WHO – SUPREMACY OF THE CYBERMEN 17 March 2017

OFF GIRL #1 04 March 2017

WRAITHBORN VOLUME 1 27 February 2017

MY SO-CALLED SECRET IDENTITY VOL. 2 26 February 2017

THE BIG COMIC CON 24 February 2017

ROYAL DESCENT #4 14 February 2017

BATMAN 66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN 77 08 February 2017

ROBYN (ISSUE ONE) 07 February 2017

BRETHREN BORN ISSUES 1 & 2 06 February 2017

- Entire Category -

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner