The hunt for Han Solo begins this May as Marvel Comics launches its new Star Wars crossover event Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters, and the publisher has announced that the infamous Tatooine crime lord will be getting in on the act with the one-shot comic Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters – Jabba the Hutt.
Jabba the Hutt is one of the most powerful and ruthless gangsters in the galaxy—and Boba Fett, his most trusted bounty hunter, has failed him. How will Jabba deal with betrayal and what does this have to do with a bounty hunter with ties to the High Republic? STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS — JABBA THE HUTT #1 by writer Justina Ireland and artist Luca Pizzari will be the first of four action-packed “War of the Bounty Hunters” one-shot tie-ins about the criminal underworld’s most notorious hunters and scoundrels, all told by the best Star Wars writers and illustrators in the galaxy.
“Getting to work on a comic at Marvel, especially a Star Wars comic about one of the most perpetually under-appreciated criminal masterminds in the whole galaxy, has been a trip,” said Ireland. “It’s exciting, a little scary, and really makes me wish I could time travel to tell my twelve-year-old self reading comics in the grocery store self ‘All of this will pay off one day.’”
Along with news of the Jabba the Hutt one-shot, Marvel has also unveiled six ‘headshot’ teasers for the event from artist Guiseppe Camuncoli, which will also serve as variant covers throughout the event…
Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters will get underway on May 5th.