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ike Star Wars books, Star Wars comics are taking readers on a never-ending journey full of stories -- a journey that only seems to be picking up speed with every new tale. 

Last year alone welcomed the release of new Star Wars, Darth Vader, and Doctor Aphra lines, plus a new Bounty Hunters comic and more. It was only a matter of time that many of these stories converge for an issue or two. Or five.

Later this year, Charles Soule is bringing his noteworthy comic storytelling experience to something different -- a Marvel crossover event that will tell a Boba Fett story many fans have been waiting to hear for decades.

Along with artist Steve McNiven, Soule will take readers through Boba Fett’s journey from retrieving Han Solo to delivering him to Tatooine.

War of the Bounty Hunters by Soule and Luke Ross will be a five-issue miniseries. These comics will set the foundation of this Boba Fett-focused story, which will then continue on in the Vader, Aphra, and Bounty Hunters comics beginning in June 2021.

The miniseries will launch its first issue on May 5.

Regarding the series and its origin, Soule told StarWars.com: “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.”

Soule did go on to offer one important tease -- the core reason Fett is about to go up against every bounty hunter in the galaxy.

“Boba Fett is in possession of Han Solo at the end of Empire Strikes Back, and at the beginning of War of the Bounty Hunters, he is not. And he is going to do everything he can to get him back, no matter what. No matter who is standing in his way.”

You can read the full crossover announcement on StarWars.com.

We will provide Book Profiles and pre-order links as soon as possible to help you make sure to get the first issue of the series when it drops this May.

For a complete list of recent and upcoming Star Wars book and comic releases, visit our regularly updated Release Schedule.

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Meg is a writer, podcaster, and photographer. She lives in Illinois with her dog and medal-worthy book collection, and believes any conversation in which Star Wars references are applicable is one worth having.

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