Current Star Wars writer Charles Soule is set to begin a crossover among all of the current Marvel Comics titles which will explain just how Boba Fett got Han Solo’s carbonite form to Jabba the Hut before Return of the Jedi.
Soule told StarWars.com that “Boba Fett clearly doesn’t take Han Solo directly to Jabba’s palace. Something had to happen in between that intervening time between Empire and Jedi. And I was like, ‘I would like to tell that story, and I would like it to be about Boba Fett and what happens to him.”
The entire crossover will run from May through October, starting with War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1 (by Soule and artist Steve McNiven) on May 5, before spinning out into Marvel’s entire post-Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back line, including Star Wars, Bounty Hunters, Darth Vader, and Doctor Aphra. The five-issue War of the Bounty Hunters mini-series by Soule and Luke Ross will start in June.
Soule’s story deals with Boba Fett losing Solo’s carbonite body directly after the end of The Empire Strikes Back and details his quest to retrieve the precious, valuable cargo. Along the way, the fan-favorite character will cross paths with Jabba the Hutt, Black Sun, Darth Vader, and a host of greedy bounty hunters.
While Soule is the architect of the crossover, he will also be collaborating with the other current Star Wars family of comic writers including Greg Pak (Darth Vader), Alyssa Wong (Doctor Aphra), and Ethan Sacks (Bounty Hunters), saying that “…we’re all adding things to it, and we’re all adding really interesting things to it. Everybody’s getting to tell their own story within this over-arching plot of Boba Fett trying to get what’s his.”
Check out the beautiful cover by Steve McNiven below and be sure to mark May 5 on you new comic book day calendar!