Synopsis: BOSSK VS. TANKA! Forced to take on a job for Crimson Dawn, the bounty hunters take on the Empire! Valance has a mission of his own, one that will put everyone he cares about in danger! What is the dark secret that threatens them all?
Following up on the last issue. Tonga and her crew have accepted a mission from Crimson Dawn. However, what they don’t know is that their former associate Valance is leading the empire’s soldiers in a mission to undermine them. Also, Bossk gets a run for his money when he comes face to face with Tanka who is working for Valance.
Giuseppe Camuncoli does a great job of capturing the planetscape of Bestine brilliantly. Also great was the visceral action of Bossk’s fight with Tanka which literally has you turning the pages at super speed as the sense of movement is captured so well. I also loved the panel where The transport that Tonga and her crew capture make landfall. It’s a beautiful sight and perhaps one of the most cinematic images in the book. Second only to the entrance if IG – 88 as he ticks off a few bounties for his imperial masters.
Ethan Sacks sets the table brilliantly as he continues to tie the world of Bounty Hunters in with his overall Crimson Dawn storyline. We get a few funny one-liners from Bossk during his fight with Tanka and the banter between Bossk and Tasu Leech prior to the fight. I’m also continuing to enjoy the writing for Valance who is reluctantly working with the Empire and somehow just about managing to justify it to himself. He makes a great comment during his mission briefing, which I suspect is the beginning of Valance’s attempts to get away from the Empire and resume his prior life as a Bounty Hunter. At least I hope so.
Overall this continues to be a fun book with some fun character moments and great action.