Synopsis: This month in Star Wars: Bounty Hunters. 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!!!
Picking things up from last month. Cadelia has been placed in the care of bounty hunter Valance, and the two are on the run. The crime syndicate known as the Unbroken Clan wants them dead or alive and have hired multiple hunters to bring Valance and his charge in. Zuckuss and his android partner 4-LOM are a particular problem for Valance, but thankfully he has the help of an old Rebel contact and his childhood sweetheart Yuri.
Paolo Villanelli continues to do a great job with the artwork and manages to further convey that wild west feel, which we get from watching The Mandalorian. It’s very obvious that this comic book series takes much visual inspiration from the classic movie trilogy. Especially when it comes to how much of the imagery is framed. I particularly enjoyed the sequences where Valance and Cadelia were walking the alien market to get some food. Also great was the sequence at the start of the comic, which is a flashback to when Valance left his home planet to join the Empire and left his girlfriend Yuri behind.
Ethan Sacks continues to provide a fun story to this book, which continues to explore the seedier side of the Star Wars universe. The introduction of new bounty hunters Zuckuss and 4-LOM worked great. They look like they could prove every bit as formidable than Boba Fett was. We get a nice reference to Han Solo in this issue as we learn that Zuckuss and 4-LOM were hunting him prior to being tasked with going after valance. Cadelia gets a bit more to do in this issue and quickly makes her presence known.
Overall. A strong introduction to a new story arc, which gives us some nice background information about Valance, which we did not know before. I look forward to seeing how this progresses in the next few months.