"I think you've made your point. I remember your years in the Pit."
o you've just finished The Book of Boba Fett and thought to yourself “Wow, that black-haired, gold-armored, brass-knuckle-carrying Wookiee they created for the show is so cool!” What you may not know is that Krsanntan is actually an original Marvel comic character. While his history is brief, the black-haired Wookiee has actually crossed paths with some of Star Wars’ most memorable characters.
Krsanntan’s first-ever comic appearance was in issue #1 of the 2015 Darth Vader comic, written by Kieron Gillen and illustrated by Salvador Larroca. The Dark Lord of the Sith himself hires Krrsantan to track down a target. Elsewhere in Jason Aaron’s 2015 Star Wars run, Krrsantan crosses paths with a number of other fan favorites like Jabba the Hutt, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Chewbacca, and Han Solo.
But it’s his adventures with a fellow original comic character, Doctor Aphra that provide us with Krsanntan’s backstory. These stories told within the 2016 annual for Doctor Aphra, tell us how Krsanntan was exiled from his homeworld of Kashyyyk for working with the Xontai brothers, two crime bosses who often dabbled in Wookiee slave trading. Krsanntan walked away from the brothers with some physical enhancements and wound up making his way to the gladiatorial pits of Son-tuulian, earning the notoriety mentioned in The Book of Boba Fett as tournament champion.
While The Book of Boba Fett was Krsanntan’s first non-comic appearance, his survival of the turf war of Mos Espa opens the door to future appearances. And if the comics have shown us anything about the brass-knuckle-toting warrior, there isn’t a fight in the galaxy that Krsanntan will shy away from.
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Books in this Collection
Darth Vader (2015) Vol. 1: Vader (Trade Paperback)
The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series! Ever since Darth Vader's first on-screen appearance, he has become one of pop-culture's most popular villains. Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own solo adventures – showing the Empire's war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! But when a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to? As Vader pursues a very personal vengeance against the Rebels and investigates the Emperor's secret machinations, he clashes with weapons scavenger Aphra and deadly Battle Droids, and returns to Geonosis to build an army. But some very powerful people don't want him to learn the truths he seeks! Guest-starring Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett and more! Collecting DARTH VADER #1–6.
Star Wars (2015) Vol. 4: The Last Flight Of The Harbinger (Trade Paperback)
Marvel's epic exploration of the Star Wars galaxy continues! Take a walk on the dark side with Sgt. Kreel and an elite group of Imperial soldiers aboard the Star Destroyer Harbinger! It's a nigh-indestructible weapon of war. It's also the target of the Rebels' new top-secret plan. Never afraid of defying the odds, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa are determined to make this the Harbinger's last flight! But Kreel and his SCAR Squad specialize in taking down rebels — hard! Let battle commence! Plus: Jabba the Hutt has a problem, and he's hired the Wookiee bounty hunter Black Krrsantan to solve it. But a certain old hermit of the dune wastes might have a little something to say about it. Then, R2-D2 goes solo! Collecting STAR WARS (2015) #20–25.
Doctor Aphra (2016) Vol. 1: Aphra (Trade Paperback)
Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he'll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it's time for a return to what she does best. With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she's off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between. Aphra's got debts to pay after all. Just as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, some Bounty Hunters and just about everyone else in the galaxy!
Doctor Aphra (2020) Vol. 1: Fortune and Fate (Trade Paperback)
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020) Vol. 1: Fortune and FateA Trade Paperback that collects issues #1–5 of the comic-book series Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020).
The rogue archaeologist returns - with a new crew and a new mission! With the Rebel Alliance on the run after their defeat at the Battle of Hoth, it's never been a more dangerous time for outlaws and scoundrels. But after a string of bad luck and near escapes, Doctor Aphra is back on the job - hunting the score of a lifetime that's too good to pass up. To find the cursed Rings of Vaale, Aphra will need a crew of treasure hunters the likes of which the galaxy has never seen before! But Ronen Tagge, heir to the powerful Tagge family, also has his eyes on the prize. Do Aphra and her team stand a chance at fortune and glory? Or could there be a traitor in their midst?
COLLECTING: STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA (2020) #1-5
Doctor Aphra (2016) Annual 1
Doctor Aphra has a troubled past full of parental drama and war. But what about her Wookiee shadow, Black Krrsantan? Find out just how this Wookiee warrior is as frightening as they say…and then some!
Bounty Hunters Vol 1: Galaxy's Deadliest (Trade Paperback)
Bounty Hunters Vol. 1: Galaxy's Deadliest
A trade paperback of Marvel Comics' Star Wars: Bounty Hunters, collecting issues 1–5
Never betray a bounty hunter - especially if it's Boba Fett! Years ago, Valance and Bossk joined Fett on a mission that went sideways in a bad way, thanks to a violent betrayal by Valance's mentor Nakano Lash! The trio barely escaped with their lives. Now, Lash has finally resurfaced under mysterious circumstances - and every bounty hunter in the galaxy wants a piece. Valance is hell-bent on getting to the prize first; after all, he has score to settle...but so does Boba Fett! With a slew of assassins on her tail, what could have possibly made Lash break her word and betray her protégé? The truth could shake the foundations of the galaxy's criminal underworld! The biggest, baddest bounty hunters of all clash in a rip-roaring tale of scum and villainy, Star Wars-style!
COLLECTING: STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #1-5