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Marvel reveals John Cassaday 'War of the Bounty Hunters' covers
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Marvel reveals John Cassaday ‘War of the Bounty Hunters’ covers

Boba Fett, Bossk, IG-88, and more revealed in new John Cassaday covers. 

Press Release

Marvel Comics has revealed a new batch of connecting variant covers on the way for their first-ever Star Wars comics crossover event by John Cassaday. Witness the beauty of Bossk, IG-88, Boba Fett, and more.

The event will span all of the Star Wars books including a special Jabba the Hutt one-shot announced last week.

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Seriously, witness the splendor of Cassaday’s art below.

Marvel reveals John Cassaday 'War of the Bounty Hunters' covers

If it looks familiar, that’s likely because this motley crew was seen in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes back.

Marvel reveals John Cassaday 'War of the Bounty Hunters' covers

Credit: Disney/LucasFilm

So what’s “War of the Bounty Hunters” about?

The story will focus on what Boba Fett was up to between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi after collecting Han Solo in carbonite. As Soule puts it in his interview with StarWars.com, “The main story that we’re dealing with is a Boba Fett-focused crime epic, that involves Boba Fett going up against some of the heaviest hitters in the galaxy. It’s Jabba the Hutt. It’s Black Sun. It’s Darth Vader. And a bunch of others — factions and so on — that I think will be really interesting for the fans,” says Soule. “It’s basically Boba Fett, by himself, against all of these people.”

For more on this news, read the official press release below!

New York, NY— April 12, 2021 — Known for his work on hit titles such as Astonishing X-Men and Star Wars, acclaimed artist John Cassaday will return to a galaxy far, far away this June with a stunning set of variant covers spotlighting the franchise’s most legendary bounty hunters. This connecting piece will grace the covers of all five issues of STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS, the upcoming limited series by Charles Soule and Luke Ross that will serve as the centerpiece of the highly-anticipated WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS crossover event.

Cassaday’s covers feature the infamous lineup of bounty hunters first seen being recruited by Darth Vader to track down Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back. In addition to Boba Fett, fans can check out Dengar, IG-88, Bossk, 4-LOM, and Zuckuss as they ready themselves for a second chance now that Boba has let his prize slip away. And they won’t be the only ones! The first crossover of the largely-unexplored post-Empire Strikes Back era, WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS will tie into all your favorite ongoing Star Wars titles bringing Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Doctor Aphra, and more on a collision course for Han Solo that will shake the galaxy to its core!

“WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS is a story about Boba Fett doing his thing, but it builds into something much bigger, and that’s what the best comic crossovers and big stories do. They tell a great story in and of themselves, but they’re also the start of something, and they open a lot of new doors. And this story will absolutely do that,” Soule told StarWars.com.

Check out John Cassaday’s covers now and be there on May 5th when WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS kicks off in a special prelude issue: STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ALPHA #1. For more information, visit Marvel.com.

STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ALPHA #1 (MAR210653)

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art and Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

On Sale 5/5

STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #1 (APR210945)

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art by LUKE ROSS

Connecting Cover by JOHN CASSADAY (APR210952)

On Sale 6/2

STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #2

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art by LUKE ROSS

Connecting Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

On Sale 7/14

STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #3

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art by LUKE ROSS

Connecting Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

On Sale in August

STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #4

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art by LUKE ROSS

Connecting Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

On Sale in September

STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #5

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art by LUKE ROSS

Connecting Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

On Sale in October

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