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Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #6 Review

4 min read

“Zuckuss and 4-Lom”

Creative Staff:
Story: Ethan Sacks
Art: Paolo Villanelli
Colors: Arif Prianto
Letterer: VC’s Travis Lanham

What They Say:
TWO AGAINST ONE! With precious cargo and a price on his head, VALANCE must go to the only person in the galaxy he can trust. But the UNBROKEN CLAN has sent a deadly and unique pair of bounty hunters after him! No one in the galaxy can escape the combined cunning of 4-LOM and ZUCKUSS!!!

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers):
The launch of the Bounty Hunters series back in the middle of March 2020 was not something that was on my radar much. With the start of the pandemic becoming “official” that week in the US, scrambling to deal with things, and my utter lack of interest in the character of Valance in other projects made this an easy one to pass over. Checking it out at this point means I at least have a chunk of content to get through without a huge wait, but I’m definitely taking my time. The book comes from writer Ethan Sacks, who worked on the Journey To Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker miniseries, it has a pretty solid feeling overall as we’re basically getting a “put the team back together” storyline for its first arc. Paolo Villanelli and Arif Prianto are very familiar names within this franchise for the comics and it looks and feels quite good with the variety of characters and some of the seedier aspects of the concept.

With this new storyline getting underway, things narrowed down a bit so that it focuses primarily on Valance and Cadeliah as he’s now trying to keep her alive and figure out the best way to move forward since she just can’t easily claim her syndicate birthright. That has them hitting an orbital market for a while and it’s fun to see the place with its trade, food, and general feel that hits that aesthetic. It’s not something that’s completely safe either as there are some rank-and-file bounty hunters looking for them and we see how Valance takes a few hits and on top of prior damage has to get some real repairs done on himself. That he can’t pay for, either. But it works to show the strength of his connections and we get to see some of it through Cadeliah’s eyes while also understanding what it is she’s capable of as well both in action and in knowledge to help them stay alive.

Where things take shape a bit more for this storyline is that Vukorah has now brought on some discreet bounty hunters in Zuckuss and 4-Lom (For-Ellloem) to go after the pair. They’re keen because they’re good at their job and need the money after losing out on the Solo gig recently that Fett got. Naturally, they come across Valance quickly because they know him and some of his habits and it makes for some good action and begins the cat-and-chase element of it. One that also leads us to more of Valance’s past as the opening shows us when he first left his homeworld – and his sweetheart – to serve the Empire for what it had done positively for his world. That’s just going to bring that darkness back to it now that he’s returned, but I hope we get some decent time to understand how he and his old love are both in the past and present.

In Summary:
This installment worked for me similar to the previous one in that it helped by simplifying the cast and focusing on just a few players. Valance and Cadeliah come across well here and you get a solid feel for them. Vukorah needs more development but at least their goals and intent are easy to process. And getting more time with some bounty hunters who I had a ton of fun playtime with when I had the action figures in the early 80s just makes me smile. It’s a solid installment with really enjoyable artwork that captures my imagination well.

Grade: B

Age Rating: 9+
Released By: Marvel Comics
Release Date: October 21st, 2020
MSRP: $3.99

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