In Review: Star Wars: Bounty Hunters (2020) #23 “A CLEAR AND PRESENT DENGAR”

“A CLEAR AND PRESENT DENGAR” The most underestimated bounty hunter in the galaxy in his greatest adventure yet! DENGAR makes his move
DENGAR

Synopsis: “A CLEAR AND PRESENT DENGAR” The most underestimated bounty hunter in the galaxy in his greatest adventure yet! DENGAR makes his move — and the Underworld will be forever changed. Meanwhile, time is running out for T’ONGA and her crew to break VUKORAH… Will a young girl pay for their failure with her life?

 

The Story

Continuing the ongoing Crimson Dawn storyline. This issue focuses on Dengar and begins with a flashback sequence where we see him in a speeder race with a young Han Solo. Dengar loses the race but lives to fight another day. Back in the present day, Dengar has been captured by Lord Khamdek. The Grandfather of Cadeliah, who is presently a prisoner of the Dawn. It seems that Dengar is there to negotiate with Khamdek, but there is another plan in the works.

 

The Artwork

Natacha Bustos does a solid job with the artwork. I really enjoyed the sequence of panels at the start of the book where we see a younger Dengar involved in a speeder race with Han Solo. The transition from that sequence to the present is nicely handled and it is pretty good how the artist has managed to age up Dangar by about 20 years.
The majority of the book sees Dengar toying with Khamdeck in a quite fancy eating establishment. Bustos does a great job of capturing a sort of wild west vibe with how she stages out the imagery.

Overall

A solid issue that had me on the edge of my seat. For some strange reason, I keep hearing Dengar speak in a kind of East End London accent, which am sure is more to do with my imagination than it has anything to do with the writing. But I think if we ever get to see Dengar again in the live-action series or the animations. He’d be voiced by someone like Jason Stathan.

9.6
Star Wars: Bounty Hunters (2020) #23
  • Covers
    9.4
  • Story
    9.7
  • Artwork
    9.8
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    9.8

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