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.
Jango Fett has amassed a reputation as one of the most dangerous and formidable bounty hunters in the galaxy. Much to the surprise of his collegues and competitors, he’s now accomanied by his son, Boba. Will training a young bounty hunter be a liability or an asset?
For the greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy, nothing can stop nothing can stop Jango Fett from getting the job done. But that won’t stop Black Sun, ambitious cantina thugs, massive jungle roaches, Force-sensitive primitives, and fellow other bounty hunter Zam Wesell from trying. Because both Jango and Zam have been hired to steal an ancient and powerful artifact from an unknown world, and neither of them wants to miss out on the payday.
Dive deep into the psyche of the most notorious bounty hunter in the galaxy on this thrilling and yet personal adventure. We get a rare glimpse at what makes Jango Fett tick and at how his clone connections relate to his moral compass. In the decades after losing his father, how does Boba's view of his father and his clone origins affect being the best bounty hunter in the galaxy?
How did Jango Fett come to wear the Mandalorian armor? How did he wind up in business with Count Dooku? This story from The Force Unleashed’s Hayden Blackman from 2002 features Clone Wars staples such as Concord Dawn, Death Watch, and clan Visla and is in many ways a Jango Fett origin story.
Being a bounty hunter is all about one thing: getting the job done in order to get a paycheck. But Zam Wessell and Jango Fett come face to face with the ugly consequences of always working in the morally grey area. For once, the bounty hunters might just be the heroes the galaxy needs.
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.