"There will be a substantial reward for the one who finds the Millennium Falcon. You are free to use any methods necessary, but I want them alive. No disintegrations."
uthless determination. Blurred lines of loyalty. Unrelenting desire to profit. Not to mention the weapons, costumes, and jet packs! Everyone loves a good bounty hunter. When we first glimpsed Vader’s bridge of assorted villainous characters in The Empire Strikes Back, it was as if Lucas was signaling to us that the possibilities were endless when it came to the design and origin of the galaxy’s less scrupulous mercenaries.Since then, the Expanded Universe has run wild with telling tales of escapades of betrayal and high-stakes heists. The bounty hunters represent an exciting element of Star Wars—not Empire, Rebellion, Sith, or Jedi—somewhere out on the fringes where credits are king.
In this collection you’ll find stories of bounty hunters infamous and anonymous, the most notorious to some very niche characters recently added to the canon, spanning the timeline from Attack of the Clones to the Aftermath trilogy. Boba Fett gets considerable attention in publishing, especially considering the longevity of the development of his character post-Return of the Jedi in Legends continuity. His compatriots from Episode V make interesting appearances as well. Meet the sympathetic side of Dengar. Experience near-annihilation with IG-88. Chase down Han Solo with Zuckuss and 4-LOM. Bounty hunters from the Clone Wars era get some love as well—young Boba’s coalition makes a comeback in Dark Disciple, Embo teams up with Aftermath’s Jas Emari a time or two, and Aura Sing earns her notorious reputation before we hear of her demise in Solo. Whether you’re hoping to bask in Original Trilogy characters or go on an all-new adventure with a creatively crafted character (armed to the teeth, of course), one thing’s for sure: you’re in for a wild ride. Just remember—no disintegrations.
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Books in this Collection
Shadows of the Empire
The Empire Strikes Back was a big hit, as was Return of the Jedi. But many fans wondered what our heroes were up to in preparation for Han’s rescue at Jabba’s palace. Shadows of the Empire fills the blanks in between the two films and gained enough popularity to be released in various media like comic adaptations, video games, and action figures.
His name is Xizor, Underlord of a galaxywide criminal organization called Black Sun. He seeks to displace Darth Vader as Emperor Palpatine's right hand. To do so, he will hatch a brilliantly evil plan to discredit Vader in the Emperor's eyes. But in the meantime he will join the Dark Lord in an unholy alliance whose common target is the young Rebel hero, Luke Skywalker.
While Vader and Xizor bait their trap for Luke, Han Solo is being held captive, flash-frozen in a carbonite slab. Mourning the loss of the man she loves, Princess Leia mounts a rescue mission to free Han. She enlists the aid of Luke, who is sharpening his skill in the Force at Ben Kenobi's home on the edge of Tatooine's Western Dune Sea. Skywalker organizes a crack fighting force, including Wedge Antilles and his famous X-wing squadron; Lando Calrissian; and the mercenary Dash Rendar. Yet the fierce battle that ensues to rescue Han will not go according to plan. For the Empire's spies are everywhere.
What's worse, though he is cold and reptilian, Xizor has a certain predatory charisma that not even Leia can totally resist. Against the judgment of Chewbacca, who has promised Han to keep her from harm, Leia walks willingly into Xizor's lair in a dangerous play of passion and willpower to get the information she needs to defeat him. At the same time, Luke stands in the crosshairs of a conspiracy of assassins and bounty hunters recruited by Xizor's lieutenant, the beautiful but lethal Human replicant Guri. As the struggle between Xizor and Vader intensifies, Luke finds himself the potential prize of the two most evil entities in the galaxy — one who wants him alive, and one who wants him dead.
In a final, explosive showdown, the Rebels must infiltrate Xizor's impregnable stronghold and fight the combined forces of Black Sun and the Empire in deep space. With death and betrayal looming on every side, Luke, Leia, Lando, and Chewie must use every weapon and resource at their disposal, including the Rebel fleet and some intriguing new allies, if they are to prove victorious. In Shadows of the Empire, Steve Perry adds an exciting new chapter to the Star Wars saga and introduces important new characters and situations no Star Wars fan will want to miss.
Boba Fett fears only one enemy--the one he cannot see....
Feared and admired, respected and despised, Boba Fett enjoys a dubious reputation as the galaxy's most successful bounty hunter. Yet even a man like Boba Fett can have one too many enemies....
When Boba Fett stumbles across evidence implicating Prince Xizor in the murder of Luke Skywalker's aunt and uncle, Fett makes himself an enemy even he fears: the unknown mastermind behind a monstrous deception, who will kill to hide his tracks. Fett also finds himself in possession of an amnesiac young woman named Neelah, who may be the key to the mystery--or a decoy leading Fett into a murderous ambush. Fett's last hope is to run through the list of Xizor's hidden enemies. And since Xizor's hidden enemies are almost as legion as Fett's, the chance of survival is slim--even for someone as skilled and relentless as Boba Fett.
Tales of the Bounty Hunters
Since their debut in Empire Strikes Back, bounty hunters have taken the Star Wars fandom by storm with costumes and figurines expressing their love for the popular space profession. If you fit in with those fans and your favorite characters include Boba Fett, Bossk, IG-88, or dare I say, Dengar, then you will find plenty of joy in this timeless classic.
In a wild and battle-scarred galaxy, assassins, pirates, smugglers, and cutthroats of every description roam at will, fearing only the professional bounty hunters-amoral adventurers who track down the scum of the universe...for a fee. When Darth Vader seeks to strike at the heart of the Rebellion by targeting Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon, he calls upon six of the most successful-and feared-hunters, including the merciless Boba Fett. They all have two things in common: lust for profit and contempt for life... Featuring original stories by Kevin J. Anderson, M. Shayne Bell, Daniel Keys Moran, Kathy Tyers and Dave Wolverton.
The Bounty Hunters: Aurra Sing
Zam Wesell is everything you'd want in a girl: beauty, intelligence, style, the ability to strip and assemble an EE-3 blaster rifle in less than six seconds… She really does have it all. It's no wonder that she has caught the eye of fellow bounty hunter, Jango Fett. Jango is going to need her help in finding and destroying a powerful artifact that could prove to be very destructive if it fell into the wrong hands. Though he isn't usually this sentimental, he wants to make sure the galaxy is safe for his young son. However, Zam's motivations are not so noble. She plans to sell the artifact to the highest bidder. If they can't trust each other and they've got every bounty hunter and cutthroat in the galaxy gunning for them, who can they trust?
Blood Ties Volume 1: Jango & Boba Fett
Here begins a multigenerational tale of honor and redemption, starring two of the heaviest hitters in the Star Wars galaxy: Jango and Boba Fett! Before the beginning of the Clone Wars, Jango accepts a mission which will affect the course of Boba Fett's life some twenty years into the future! When an important assignment with a big payday from Count Dooku goes awry for Jango, Boba will be tasked with picking up the pieces...
Asajj Ventress did not deserve the pain she endured as a child, but she endured it all the same. While most know her as the relentless, hardened Sith apprentice who will stop at nothing to please her master, there’s a much less sinister side to her -- one that may even be capable of falling in love.
There were many stories originally meant to complete The Clone Wars that never got their chance to be told. But Ventress’s journey deserved a proper ending, and it got exactly that. In this story of love, loss, and triumph, watch as the villain you thought you knew transforms into a celebrated hero of the Republic.
The only way to bring down the Sith’s most dangerous warrior may be to join forces with the dark side.
In the war for control of the galaxy between the armies of the dark side and the Republic, former Jedi Master turned ruthless Sith Lord Count Dooku has grown ever more brutal in his tactics. Despite the powers of the Jedi and the military prowess of their clone army, the sheer number of fatalities is taking a terrible toll. And when Dooku orders the massacre of a flotilla of helpless refugees, the Jedi Council feels it has no choice but to take drastic action: targeting the man responsible for so many war atrocities, Count Dooku himself.
But the ever-elusive Dooku is dangerous prey for even the most skilled hunter. So the Council makes the bold decision to bring both sides of the Force’s power to bear—pairing brash Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos with infamous one-time Sith acolyte Asajj Ventress. Though Jedi distrust for the cunning killer who once served at Dooku’s side still runs deep, Ventress’s hatred for her former master runs deeper. She’s more than willing to lend her copious talents as a bounty hunter—and assassin—to Vos’s quest.
Together, Ventress and Vos are the best hope for eliminating Dooku—as long as the emerging feelings between them don’t compromise their mission. But Ventress is determined to have her retribution and at last let go of her dark Sith past. Balancing the complicated emotions she feels for Vos with the fury of her warrior’s spirit, she resolves to claim victory on all fronts—a vow that will be mercilessly tested by her deadly enemy . . . and her own doubt.
Darth Maul (2017) (Trade Paperback)
Raised on hate, fear and anger...steeped in the ways of darkness...and trained to kill! Darth Maul's time as apprentice to Darth Sidious has long been cloaked in shadows - now at last his tale of revenge is revealed! It's a story of rage unleashed as Darth Maul prepares for his first encounter with the hated Jedi. But when a Jedi Padawan is captured by sinister forces, why is Maul so determined to fi nd her? And what role will a band of bounty hunters, including Cad Bane and Aurra Sing, play? Get to know the galaxy's deadliest Zabrak like never before!
Star Wars Adventures (2017) Vol. 04: Smuggler's Blues (Trade Paperback)
IDW's Star Wars Adventures continues its fantastic run with these Solo tie-in issues. Han and Chewie have to lie, charm, outrun, outsmart, and outshoot their way out of countless tight spots as they make their way through the galaxy. Bounty Hunters Zuckuss and 4-LOM even get their fifteen minutes of fame in these fast-paced, incredibly well-written stories for all ages.
Set before the events of Episode IV: A New Hope, join everyone’s favorite stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder on a daring new caper!
Feared bounty hunters Zuckuss and 4-LOM are hot on the heels of the most notorious scoundrels in the galaxy, Han Solo and Chewbacca! To evade their pursuers, Han and Chewie will risk landing on an mysterious planet that somehow shuts down all electronics. With the Millennium Falcon unable to take off, how will the boys escape? Written by Cavan Scott with art by Derek Charm. Plus, a Lando Calrissian story by Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet, and Jaxxon makes his Star Wars canon debut!
Age Of Republic: Jango Fett
Age Of Rebellion Special
This issue is a compilation of three separate stories about IG-88, Yoda, and X-Wing pilots Biggs and Porkins, written by Simon Spurrier, Marc Guggenheim, and Jon Adams, respectively.
IG-88’s story, “The Long Game,” is a rare chance to get a closer look at one of the iconic bounty hunters from The Empire Strikes Back. We see him in action like never before, but we also get a chance to learn what makes him tick. Art by Caspar Wijngaard.
Yoda takes the spotlight in “The Trial of Dagobah.” We check in with the Jedi Master after Order 66 has forced him into seclusion.
“Stolen Valor” focuses specifically on Red Squadron pilots Biggs Darklighter and Jek Porkins as they attempt to take a day off from fighting the Galactic Empire. Art by Andrea Broccardo.
The Mandalorian: Season 1 Part 1 (Trade Paperback)
The Mandalorian Vol. 1: Season One Part One
Is a trade paperback of Marvel Comics The Mandalorian Season 1 Adaptation series collecting all issues.
Din Djarin, the armored bounty hunter better known as The Mandalorian, has been a smash-hit on Disney+ for two incredible seasons. Now, at last, the Mandalorian arrives on the comics page — in the first half of an action-packed adaptation of the show’s first season! The bounty hunter has agreed to track down a target for a mysterious ex-Imperial client who offers to pay in Beskar, a rare metal revered by Mandalorians. But when Djarin locates the target — the adorable green toddler known only as The Child — all bets are off! Will Djarin follow his Mandalorian code and turn over the Child? And if he doesn’t, what will the consequences be? Prepare for a gritty adventure through the Star Wars universe featuring mercenaries, Blurrgs, mudhorns and more! This is the way!
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
Bounty Hunters Vol. 2: Target Valance (Trade Paperback)
Bounty Hunters Vol. 3: War of the Bounty Hunters (Trade Paperback)
Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Vol. 3: War of the Bounty Hunters
This is a trade paperback containing issues of the Marvel Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Series
The War of the Bounty Hunters rages across the galaxy! As Valance and his reluctant partner Dengar race to intercept Boba Fett and his precious cargo, deadly pursuers are after them. A dark secret from Valance’s past with Han Solo is about to emerge — and it may get him killed all these years later! But who is the mysterious leader of an assassination squad that is driving Valance into a life-and-death confrontation with an old friend? Meanwhile, T'onga is outgunned and outnumbered... but she does have one last surprise up her sleeve! And as the shadowy mastermind behind everything makes its move, Valance and Dengar try their luck at the Canto Bight casino, and T’onga puts a crew together — with faces both fearsome and familiar!
COLLECTING: Star Wars: Bounty Hunters (2020) #12-17
Bounty Hunters Vol. 4: Crimson Reign (Trade Paperback)
Bounty Hunters Vol. 4: Crimson Reign
A trade paperback compilation of Marvel Comic Book series Star Wars: Bounty Hunters.
In the wake of the shocking events of WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS, the underworld has become more dangerous than ever. T'onga has assembled the greatest squad of bounty hunters in the galaxy — including Bossk, Zuckuss and Tasu Leech — for a special mission! But as T'onga grieves the loss of an old friend, can she keep this ragtag band from killing each other long enough to become a real team? Hopefully so — because with the Crimson Dawn organization leading the galaxy into all-out war, they're running out of time to save the one young girl who can stop the conflict between syndicates! Meanwhile, a mysterious bounty hunter is out to assassinate a high-ranking Imperial officer in a daring hit on a heavily armed cruiser. But have they been given the right target?
Bounty Hunters #18-22
Bounty Hunters Vol. 5: The Raid on the Vermillion (Trade Paperback)
Bounty Hunters Vol. 5
A trade paperback containing issues 23-27 of the Marvel Comic Book series Star Wars: Bounty Hunters.
A clear and present Dengar! The most underestimated bounty hunter in the galaxy stars in his greatest adventure yet, and it will change the Star Wars underworld forever! Dengar is leading T'onga's bounty-hunting crew on a desperate attempt to break into the Crimson Dawn's stronghold – but he's also leading them into a trap! Now, time is running out for T'onga and her crew. Will a young girl pay for their failure with her life? Meanwhile, the cybernetic Valance has found new purpose as Darth Vader's secret weapon. But how far is he willing to go to protect an Imperial officer from assassins?
Bounty Hunters #23-28
War of The Bounty Hunters (Omnibus)
Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters
A hardcover Marvel Omnibus compilation of the entire War of the Bounty Hunters Crossover Event Series
All-out war engulfs the galaxy! Notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett has finally landed his greatest prize: Han Solo, frozen in carbonite. But Solo is about to become one highly sought-after smuggler! The Rebels want their friend back, the Empire seeks revenge on one of its greatest enemies and other bounty hunters have their eyes on a big payday – but what moves will the Crimson Dawn syndicate make? Featuring Darth Vader, Jabba the Hutt, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Valance, Doctor Aphra and more!
War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha
War of the Bounty Hunters #1-5
War of the Bounty Hunters: Jabba the Hutt
War of the Bounty Hunters: 4-LOM and Zuckuss
War of the Bounty Hunters: Boushh, and IG-88
Star Wars (2020) #13-18
Bounty Hunters #12-17
Darth Vader (2020) #12-17
Doctor Aphra (2020) #10-15
Material from Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha Director's Cut (2021) #1
The Mandalorian Season One
He's both feared and admired, respected and despised. Boba Fett is the galaxy's most successful bounty hunter. Now he finds himself the hunted in the oldest game of all: survival of the fittest.
The once powerful Bounty Hunter's Guild has been shattered into warring factions. Now the posting of an enormous bounty on a renegade Imperial stormtrooper is about to start a frenzy of murderous greed.
Hoping to fuel rumors of his death, Boba Fett abandons his ship, Slave I, and sets out to claim the prize. Yet his every move leads him closer to a trap set by the cunning Prince Xizor. Fett will die before becoming Xizor's pawn in the Emperor's war against the Rebels. And he may have to. For in order to gain his freedom he must outwit a sentient weapon that feeds on human spirits. Then he must escape a galaxy of deadly enemies who want to make the rumors of his death a reality.
The Mandalorian Armor
He's the most feared and successful bounty hunter in the galaxy. He is Boba Fett, and even the most hardened criminals tremble at his name. Now he faces the deadliest challenge of his infamous career--an all-out war against his most dangerous enemies.
As the Rebellion gathers force, Prince Xizor proposes a cunning plan to the Emperor and Darth Vader: smash the power of the Bounty Hunters Guild by turning its members against each other. Only the strongest and most ruthless will survive, and they can be used against the Rebellion. It's a job for the fiercely independent Boba Fett, who jumps at the chance to destroy his rivals. But Fett soon realizes the game is rigged, as he finds himself the target of murderous factions, criminal conspiracies, and the evil at the Empire's dark heart. Boba Fett has always finished first. And in this game, anything less is death.
Tales from Jabba's Palace
In the dusty heat of twin-sunned Tatooine lives the wealthiest gangster in a hundred worlds, master of a vast crime empire and keeper of a vicious, flesh-eating monster for entertainment (and disposal of his enemies). Bloated and sinister, Jabba the Hutt might have made a good joke -- if he weren't so dangerous. A cast of soldiers, spies, assassins, scoundrels, bounty hunters, and pleasure seekers have come to his palace, and every visitor to Jabba's grand abode has a story. Some of them may even live to tell it. . . .
Featuring original stories by: Kevin J. Anderson, M. Shayne Bell, John Gregory Betancourt, Mark Budz and Marina Fitch, A.C. Crispin, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes, George Alec Effinger, Kenneth C. Flint, Esther Friesner, Barbara Hambly, Daryl F. Mallett, J.D. Montgomery, Judy and Gar Reeves-Stevens, Jennifer Roberson, Kathy Tyers, Deborah Wheeler, Dave Wolverton, William F. Wu, Timothy Zahn.
What many still don't know about the Empire is that it did not instantly crumble with the destruction of the second Death Star. For a long time, those who remained loyal to the Emperor held on, refusing to surrender and accept defeat. In the aftermath of the Battle of Endor, there is still a war to be won. And it's not just up to the high-profile heroes we know and love to get the job done.
Follow an unlikely team of rebel heroes, from old heroes like Wedge Antilles to new ones like Temmin Wexley, as they struggle against what remains of Palpatine's forces and try to save the galaxy from coming undone again.
As the Empire reels from its critical defeats at the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance—now a fledgling New Republic—presses its advantage by hunting down the enemy's scattered forces before they can regroup and retaliate. But above the remote planet Akiva, an ominous show of the enemy's strength is unfolding. Out on a lone reconnaissance mission, pilot Wedge Antilles watches Imperial Star Destroyers gather like birds of prey circling for a kill, but is taken captive before he can report back to the New Republic leaders.
Meanwhile, on the planet's surface, former Rebel fighter Norra Wexley has returned to her native world—war weary, ready to reunite with her estranged son, and eager to build a new life in some distant place. But when Norra intercepts Wedge Antilles's urgent distress call, she realizes her time as a freedom fighter is not yet over. What she doesn't know is just how close the enemy is—or how decisive and dangerous her new mission will be.
Determined to preserve the Empire's power, the surviving Imperial elite are converging on Akiva for a top-secret emergency summit—to consolidate their forces and rally for a counterstrike. But they haven't reckoned on Norra and her newfound allies—her technical genius son, a Zabrak bounty hunter, and a reprobate Imperial defector—who are prepared to do whatever they must to end the Empire's oppressive reign once and for all.