In Review: Star Wars: Bounty Hunters (2020-) #40 – THE SHOCKING BETRAYAL!

The Galaxy's deadliest BOUNTY HUNTERS must stop a corrupted VALANCE!

Synopsis: THE SHOCKING BETRAYAL! – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN! The Galaxy’s deadliest BOUNTY HUNTERS must stop a corrupted VALANCE! Even if it means his death!!! ENEMIES become desperate ALLIES! And who is the wolf in the fold in the BOUNTY HUNTERS’ MIDST?


The Story

Having seen Valance lose all his memories and get turned into a killer Cyborg in last month’s issue. T’onga and her crew track him to a world that has been completely taken over by droids. Adding to T’onga’s problems is the betrayal of Bossk who takes her ship and leaves her to fend for herself along with Zuckuss and 4-LOM.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Haydenn who acted as Valance handler when he was working for Darth Vader has learned of his fate and is taking action to save him by stealing a backup of his memories from the Empire. As to whether she will be able to hook up with T’onga and reach Valance in time remains to be seen. But its a fun and interesting twist.



Davide Tinto does a great job with the art in this issue. I particularly liked the sequence of panels in which we see Lt. Haydenn use what can only be described as a USB stick to download Valance’s memory backups from the imperial computer. What follows is quite an impressive fight sequence in which Haydenn takes down three rather impressive imperial officers. We also get left with a great cliffhanger image that will keep fans talking about the next issue.



THE SHOCKING BETRAYAL lives up to its billing as we see T’onga pretty much left out in the cold by Bossk. However, Ethan Sacks provides us with some hope in the form of Lieutenant Haydenn who I thought had been fully benched.

I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters (2020-) #40 - THE SHOCKING BETRAYAL!
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