I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.
You know his face. You know his look. You know his voice. But do you really know Jango? His introduction in 2002’s Attack of the Clones totally overhauled everything we thought we know about Boba Fett, basing his character in his, ahem, father. He was hired by Count Dooku to assassinate Padmé Amidala while also serving as the DNA template for the clone army, all while fathering the Original Trilogy’s standout bounty hunter. Need we even mention his jetpack and dual blasters? Jango Fett stands out as a dynamic and mysterious character just waiting to be explored in the Expanded Universe.
Though the available Jango material is sparse, the stories that exist are a classic example of quality over quantity. Jody Hauser’s recent one-shot is a solid entry that explores Jango simultaneously maintaining his reputation as the best bounty hunter in the galaxy while allowing his young son to tagalong on a dangerous mission. He comes across as quite the antihero in some of the Legends continuity, as does Boba, taking jobs for the sake of his fatherly sense of duty rather than simply for the credits. We see how he can be so dangerously villainous but also having the heroic foundation upon which the wonderfully compelling Army of the Republic would be built.
Ten years have passed since Obi Wan Kenobi defeated the mysterious Sith warrior on Naboo. His apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, has grown into a young man with exceptional potential in the Force. However, as tensions in galactic politics reach a boiling point, Obi Wan must allow Anakin to undertake a mission on his own to protect Padmé Amidala from those seeking to assassinate her. He can only hope his young apprentice will continue to walk the path of a Jedi while out from under his tutelage…
RA Salvatore, celebrated science fiction/fantasy author, delivers a wonderful rendition of the second film in the Prequel Trilogy. With just enough small changes to keep even veteran fans of the saga on their toes, this novelization is an absolute must-read.