STAR WARS BLOOD TIES: Boba Fett Is Dead #1

Every now and then there’s a Star Wars book with a title or idea that will strike interest in the most avid fans. “Boba Fett is Dead” has that perfect B-movie title featuring everyone’s favorite character in a mystery that he doesn’t even appear in.

We all know he’s not dead. Directly on the inside cover we learn this story takes place aprox. 10 years before the Battle of Yavin; that’s 10 years before “A New Hope” for us non-adept folks. But the book opens with a group mercenaries and Empire elite standing over Boba Fett’s lifeless body. That moment is being watched by an entire system. Everyone learns of the dead Fett. Not everyone is pleased about it, though. A young man sitting in his pub is quite distraught. Turns out, Fett saved his life many years before. We meet the only person in the solar system mourning the loss. Of course, there’s much more to Fett’s murder than it seems. One by one, the group of assassins get taken out but an unknown assailant. But when the Empire goes after the young pub owner as the key suspect it’s up to a renegade storm trooper to save him and solve the mystery.

This book is quite a trip. Fett is such a cool character you’re pulled into the story immediately. Writer Tom Taylor seems to be having a lot of fun with this book. It’s easy for any one to get into, Star Wars fan or not and sets up a great ride for the series. It’s Star Wars done noir style. The beautiful digital art by Chris Shalf adds so much to the book. A lot of care was put into the book by all creative ends and it shows. “Boba Fett is Dead” is a fantastic addition to the Star Wars universe. Even the mild SW fans will be hotly anticipating the upcoming issues.