Friday, September 19, 2014

Booknote: Star Wars: Blood Ties-- Jango and Boba Fett

 Tom Taylor, Star Wars: Blood Ties-- A Tale of Jango and Boba Fett. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Comics, 2011. ISBN: 9781595826275.

This was a good read with a pretty satisfying ending. And yes, even Boba Fett has his moments when it comes to honoring the legacy of his father and making a dead man proud.

The story begins shortly before the Clone Wars. Count Dooku sends Jango Fett on a bounty to kill a man. That the man has some information that Dooku does not want exposed is all that Jango knows. Jango completes his mission, but unknown to anyone, his decision has an impact on his son Boba many years later.

The tale has a good blend of action and intrigue. Fans of the Fetts will probably enjoy seeing some of the interactions between Jango and Boba; we see a bit more of their relationship beyond the snippets from the films. In addition, Chris Scalf's art in a realistic style with good use of shadows makes this worth reading. It brings out the underworld that the Fetts inhabit well. For me, this is one of my favorite tales of the man in the Mandalorian armor.

A 5 out of 5 stars for me.

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