Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1

Event\Storyline: War of the Bounty Hunters Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Luke Ross Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 2, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 16
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

•  Nobody. Steals. From BOBA FETT! The notorious bounty hunter will not stop until he gets what's rightfully his. For the thief, no corner of the galaxy is safe. Good thing for them that the REBEL ALLIANCE, THE EMPIRE and every bounty hunter in the galaxy is standing in Boba's way.
•  With a last-page reveal that will blow this Death Star-sized story wide open, Issue #1 is just the beginning. The biggest crossover in STAR WARS history will continue raging through the pages of the WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS event miniseries and tie-in to more

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Jun 4, 2021

    With the popularity of the Mandalorian and the upcoming Book of Boba Fett this is an easy recommend for even casual fans of Star Wars. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ellie J. Jun 2, 2021

    To sum up, this is already one of the best Star Wars comics ever, with some of the most intriguing and exciting writing from Soule, art from Luke Ross that stuns as usual and fits the tone of this story perfectly, and unparalleled levels of hype for the return of Qi'ra and Crimson Dawn. The story of War of the Bounty Hunters continues next week with Bounty Hunters #13, though the next core issue isn't until July. I couldn't recommend a comic more, so please buy this one at your local comic shop! Read Full Review

  • 10 - Patrick Cavanaugh Jun 2, 2021

    As if the book wasn't strong enough on its own, it brings with it a genuinely shocking and delightful final reveal, that just elevates not just the issue but the potential of this event to an all-new level, making War of the Bounty Hunters #1 a must-read for fans and the best Star Wars comic of the year. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - glimmer0415 Jun 2, 2021

    Readers who read and enjoyed the prelude issues will not be disappointed with this first installment. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jun 2, 2021

    Luke Ross creates highly detailed drawings that are complimented by water color inspired pastels in this visually stunning issue. This combination perfectly captures the tone of the story. Every panel is filled with a wealth of distinct patterns and images that drew my eye. Throughout each page, I felt completely immersed in the world of the characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jun 2, 2021

    A great start to a very interesting story. I can't wait to see how this plays out and knowing Charles Soule, I think we're in for a few surprises. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Jun 2, 2021

    This is the classic Star Wars underworld we love combined with the newer underworld introduced in the modern era, and it's all done so well that it feels seamless. The excitement is just beginning and the galaxy is unlimited. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 2, 2021

    Now that War of the Bounty Hunters is officially underway, and will run through October, it's quite clear this event has all the trappings of a fandom-friendly story. From familiar faces to a mad as hell Boba Fett, there's plenty to enjoy here for casual fans and avid comics readers alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 8, 2021

    While I'm still somewhat wary about the breadth of this crossover as it hits all the Marvel things I dislike about their superhero crossovers, I'm enjoying the core books so far with what they're doing for the most part. This first formal part is one that makes it feel like it has a real idea of what it wants to do and it can help set up some interesting things post-ROTJ as well with how the underworld works and what goes down on Tatooine, for example. Soule continues to be one of my favorite Star Wars writers and his being paired with Luke Ross only makes it sweet. Definitely looking forward to more of this core run of books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jun 2, 2021

    Charles Soule expands on the crevices of untold Star Wars stories with an exciting opening issue that brings back some long gone characters, all with stellar work by the visual team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jun 2, 2021

    When all is said and done, War of the Bounty Hunters #1 gets its storyline off to a strong start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Jun 15, 2021

    Boba's got a great new storyline and not a Grogu in sight. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 2, 2021

    Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1 is a solid start to the mini-series. The event overall is massive and it'll be interesting to see how much one needs to read to really enjoy it. Hopefully, this main comic delivers the goods and now that all the players are on the board, we can really get to the action Boba Fett deserves. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Jun 3, 2021

    "War of the Bounty Hunters" is setting up to be an exciting new chapter in the "Star Wars" comics, bridging the gap between movies with plenty of high-stakes action and callbacks to the wider universe as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Jun 10, 2021

    Telling a story nobody really wants to tie together summer titles is an old Marvel trick. With fans not loving the Solo movie, trying to jam it into the Fett revival coming out of the Mandalorian, feels forced and boring. One star for the story and one for art. Also, the synopsis has way too many exclamation points! Read Full Review

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