Marvel Comics has been doing some light seeding of material from the High Republic era in its Skywalker Saga era books but have been mostly careful in how they do so. Things will get a little more in the open with the July 21st, 2021 one-shot release of Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters: Jabba the Hutt.
This issue will introduced Deva Lampop to the era, a character created by writer Justina Ireland and artist Iban Coello. The character is a member of the alien species known as the Shani and they have a long lifespan. That’s allowed her to operate in the underworld since the High Republic era, and readers can expect to see her in works set during that time in the near future!
“Deva was the product of my absolute love of feathered lizards and badass women,” Ireland told StarWars.com. “There is definitely something awesome about getting a chance to bring a High Republic character to the War of the Bounty Hunters, and for High Republic fans they should watch for Deva in upcoming works.”
Plot Concept: Deva Lompop will be recruited by Jabba the Hutt to succeed where Boba Fett has failed and bring him Han Solo! Equipped with an array of unique weaponry and sporting a killer design, Deva is set to have a major impact on the action-packed crossover and will appear in all four upcoming War of the Bounty Hunters one-shots.
STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS – JABBA THE HUTT #1 (MAY210675)
- Written by JUSTINA IRELAND
- Art by LUCA PIZZARI with colors by GIADA MARCHISIO & IBRAIM ROBERSON with colors by EDGAR DELGADO
- Variant Cover by IBAN COELLO with colors by JESUS ARBURTOV (MAY210678)
- Variant Cover by BERNARD CHANG (MAY210677)