Star Wars: Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead #1

Star Wars: Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead #1

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Chris Scalf Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 25, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 10
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The news spreads from one end of the galaxy to the other like wildfire: Boba Fett, the galaxy's most feared bounty hunter, is dead.

But when members of the team that killed Fett are themselves picked off one by one, Connor Freeman--the son of one of Jango Fett's clones--gets pulled into the action in a most unexpected way!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 27, 2012

    This is going to be blaspheme among Star Wars fans–I don't care for Boba Fett. Never have, never will. Bounty hunters absolutely bore me. But this story is a nice little tweak in everyone's favorite bounty hunter. I'm interested enough to go along for the ride. If you can get me interested in this Mandalorian, you've done your job well, gentlemen. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 30, 2012

    If you are looking for a good read, you have found it as news regarding Boba Fett will have the Holonet and fans abuzz. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 25, 2012

    Wow, this was a really cool book and a great concept! While Boba Fett's death hurts any Star Wars fan, the revenge aspect that we see in this issue makes up for it. I really like where this book is going, story wise, and I loved Chris Scalf's artwork here. It's refreshing. Plus, there's some cool Dewback scenes! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - John Rose Apr 24, 2012

    Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead is the type of story that has enough hooks- especially in the main premise- to keep a reader interested even when they "know" the title will turn out to be less than prophetic in the end. The story uses some spectacular art as well as some rather well placed humor to draw the reader into it though it is possible that not all of these elements will hold up as well for all readers. There also may be a bit of a steep curve here for some as one of the main characters may be unfamiliar to them if they missed the previous Blood Ties series (though this can be rectified with the Star Wars Wiki to a good degree) but the promise of a look at the death of Boba Fett is a powerful draw- though perhaps it will be one that gets overshadowed by the presence of both a mysterious character who wants him dead but even more so by the question of who is the mysterious figure who cares enough about Fett to avenge him? Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Gilbert Short Apr 26, 2012

    If you like Star Wars and happen to also enjoy revenge stories, you should pick this up on the double. Heck, even if you only like one of those, or if you just like good stories, it's a solid book to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Capeless Crusader - Kevin Dempsey Dec 18, 2015

    Star Wars: Blood Ties - Boba Fett Is Dead is a simple, short, and enjoyable story from start to finish. Sure the art is off in places, the surprises are lackluster, and the villain is weak, but that I didn't want an award winner. I wanted a simple, enjoyable story to pass the time and that's what I got here. It's not a major space epic but still good enough to hold your interest. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 27, 2012

    I find myself somewhat torn about this issue. It serves as a very successful lead-in to our story, and the art is unlike most of what I see in the other Star Wars comics. The story is familiar, but takes a smart path through the garden of "Is he or isn't he?", and the closing sequence is pretty breath-taking art-wise. All in all, my biggest complaints come with the coloring (something that is prevalent across the industry), the timeline (a problem which is mostly mine, and doesn't really affect what's going on with the story), and a nagging suspicion that this is all just a bait and switch, which is a badge of the writer's success in pulling me into his world and it's events. Star Wars: Blood Ties: Boba Fett Is Dead #1 is mostly successful, making the world of Long, Long Ago immediate and relatable (albeit somewhat detrimental to the health of the : key of my laptop) earning 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 25, 2012

    This issue is a decent start to a series that will ultimately be defined by the twists and turns of the next few issues. I'm locked in for the next one and then we'll see where it goes" Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Apr 25, 2012

    "Star Wars: Blood Ties - Boba Fett Is Dead" is unashamedly an entertaining book. The narrative force moving forward relies on a structure we've seen before but it is fun seeing it in this setting. Tom Taylor finds something of interest in every scene to ensure you actually haven't seen all of this before. If you like Star Wars this is a nice and easy way to dip into the comics and have a good time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Eric Biewenga Apr 25, 2012

    Well, I would say read this book if you’re interested in a good side story about the bounty hunter, but how much he is involved we shall see. Until then let’s have a toast to Boba Fett! Read Full Review

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