Star Wars comics history-Boba Fett in the Nineties

Boba Fett. Created for “The Empire Strikes Back”, Boba Fett was first introduced in the Star Wars holiday special’s cartoon segment, and finally made his live-action debut in the film, where he helped Darth Vader capture Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO, and was able to escape to Jabba the Hutt’s palace on Tatooine to deliver Han on a carbonite slab to Jabba. Then, he appeared in ROTJ before being unceremoniously killed off by Han accidentally triggering his jet pack, causing him to fall into the mouth of the Sarlacc monster and die. Or did he?

 

Fett of course was revived in “Dark Empire”, although in a more plausible way, perhaps, than the Emperor in that series, as it was revealed his armor saved him from the millennia-long digestion of the Sarlacc. He appeared again in “Dark Empire II.”-and then a series of one shots, drawn by Dark Empire’s artist Cam Kennedy, but written by John Wagner, who wrote “Shadows of the Empire”‘s comic version.

In the trilogy of one shots, Boba gets involved somewhat in a Hutt family squabble involving a love affair, space pirates, and magicians. Yes, you read that right.

Another story was the serialized “Twin Engines Of Destruction” (In Star Wars Galaxy magazine), in which Boba finds himself up against an impostor, Jodo Kast, and also is partnered with his ESB rival for Han’s bounty, Dengar. It’s a nifty story with a lot of bad ass Fett moments.

 

The 90’s final Boba Fett 4-issue series, “Enemy of the Empire” had the main attraction of a confrontation between Boba and Darth Vader. The comic was published around the time of The Phantom Menace, when Dark Horse was publishing a decent amount of Vader-oriented material, as we were about to learn his backstory.

Boba’s origins though, would have to wait, and when they were revealed, a fresh amount of Fett-related comics would surface. However, these would in part, deal with a different Fett-his father and template, Jango.

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