Star Wars War of the Bounty Hunters “The Scoundrel’s Ball” Issue 2 Review and Summary

🟢 The Magic People Behind the Comic 🟢

Charles Soule – Writer

Luke Ross – Artist

Neeraj Menon – Colorist

Steve McNiven and Frank D’Armata – Cover Artist

VC’s Travis Lanham – Letterer

🟢 Publisher and Date 🟢

Marvel Comics / July 2021

🟢 Non Spoiler Spew 🟢

Oh. My. Goodness. There is so much happening in this issue! I was legit on the edge of my couch reading this. Such an entertaining comic. I LOVED it! We even had a few cameos, so that was a really nice surprise. Now. Overall, I will say, there was not as much action as the previous issue, but it was still just as fun. It had just enough action to keep me engaged.

Writing

At first it seems this might be a blah issue since the whole issue takes place at a party, but I must say, that viewpoint is totally wrong. Charles Soule is a fantastic Star Wars writer! Even though this issue seemed a but slower, Soule truly knows how to keep the reader engaged. The whole party scene was perfect the way the dialogue was felt real. Even though there are many familiar faces, we still do not lose sight that Boba is the main character in this series. Kuddos to Soule for that because with these cameos Boba could easily get lost in the crowd.

Artwork

Luke Ross is brilliant. Hands down. The way he draws all the characters is fantastic! The detail is simply amazing. He really pulls us into the story that is being told. Also, the way Ross draws is so simple. Well ok, it looks simple but I know it isn’t. It’s just so fluid and beautiful that Ross makes drawing look easy. He also truly knows how to capture that Star Wars essence in his drawing.

Neeraj Menon is also an awesome colorist. Menon’s work brings the pages to life. The palette used in this issue is not too complex, but it is still beautifully done. There is a simplicity to Menon’s work that was actually quite relaxing to the eyeballs. I know that sounds a but weird, but that’s how I felt while reading this issue 😅

Overall

As much as I love all of the familiar faces, I do wish Star Wars writers would not rely on familiar faces to draw in fans. Just stick to your guns and do not involve anyone else except for your main character.

🔴 Spoiler Summary Spew 🔴

The Crawl. . . Boba Fett claimed the bounty of notorious smuggler and rebel officer Han Solo. But Solo was stolen from Fett on Nar Shaddaa by Crimson Dawn! Now Crimson Dawn seeks to offer Solo up to the highest bidder of the galactic underworld. But not if Fett has anything to say about it. . .

Jekara. Ther Vermillion. Fortress-Flagship of Crimson Dawn. Qi’Ra is enjoying the party Crimson Dawn has thrown. Other party members talk among themselves saying to not trust the Dawn and realize the Empire is at the party. All the Hutts are at the party and they are excited to see what Dawn took from Boba because they know there will be a showdown.

Boba Fett has come across a group of people who have an invitation to Crimson Dawn’s party. As Boba Fett is about to steal their cloaks and invitation, Bossk shows up and attacks him. Boba bests him and blows off his legs. Since Bossk is Trandoshan his legs will grow back.

Boba gets to the party as soon as the bidding starts on Han Solo in carbonite. Jabba the Hutt bids one million credits for Han and wins. While Boba is walking to crash the party he runs into Chewbacca, Princess Leia, and Lando Calrissian. Then all of a sudden, we see Darth Vader come out and say that Han Solo belongs to him, and in the corner Boba says to himself, “We’ll see”.

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