Alright everybody, War of the Bounty Hunters is starting in May 2021! May 5, the day after “Star Wars Day” to be exact (May the Fourth Be With You!).
We’re rounding up all issues that are included in this massive Star Wars comics event and crossover and listing them here for you all to keep track of! Seeing as Charles Soule, maestro of War of the Bounty Hunters, recently said that release order is the best Star Wars War of the Bounty Hunters reading order, this will serve as a reading order for the event as well!
We’ll also be keeping track of first appearances and key issues and events as we go along! We’ll be logging these on our sister site: WookyWiki.com!
A note about store variants: Over the past few days this week (the week of 4/12/2021) there have been a lot of comic book shops revealing new store variants for War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha. Just about all of them to date have been a variant featuring an old favorite bounty hunter and War of the Bounty Hunters pro/antagonist, Boba Fett. Please keep in mind that Marvel’s minimum print run for a store’s first exclusive is 3,000 copies. The second exclusive that store orders is a minimum order of 1,000 copies. Usually this breaks down with a “trade” with the event, publisher, and other “trade dress” over the art at 3,000 copies, and a “virgin” without the trade dress obscuring the art at 1,000 copies.
These store exclusives are sold at a premium between $15-70++. It is almost impossible to tell which will be the most sought after and which one you could potentially “flip” later for a return on your purchase. So, to maximize your happiness, please just buy what you like and don’t spend more than you can afford to get that book. The contents will be the same as the $3.99-$4.99 Cover A which is a beautiful McNiven homage to Platt. If you’re a Boba Fett collector and completist, I’m praying for you and may God have mercy on your wallet.
May 5, 2021
War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha
- Cover A McNiven
- McNiven Crimson Variant
- Yu Variant
- JTC Action Figure Variant
- Director’s Cut
- Store Exclusives:
- Bernard Chang (TFAW)
- Sliney (Jetpack Comics)
- Marco Turini (Legacy Comics and Cards)
- Sarah Pichelli (Scorpion Comics)
- Chris Sprouse (Big Time Collectibles)
- Phil Noto (TOSS Comics)
- Mico Suayan (Unknown Comics)
- David Nakayama (Unknown Comics)
- Giuseppe Camuncoli (Bird City Comics)
- Jan Duursema (Two Twenty-One Comics)
- Stefano Landini (The Comic Book Dealer)
- In-Hyuk Lee (East Side Comics
- David Lopez (Mega Gaming and Comics)
- Erik M. Gist (IG Comic Store)
Alpha Variant Gallery:
Alpha Store Exclusive Gallery:
May 12, 2021
Star Wars #13
May 19, 2021
May 26, 2021
June 2, 2021
War of the Bounty Hunters #1
June 9, 2021
June 16, 2021
June 23, 2021
June 30, 2021
July 7, 2021
Star Wars Bounty Hunters #14:
STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #14
ETHAN SACKS (W) • PAOLO VILLANELLI (A)
COVER by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
• Hunted by the mysterious assassin DEATHSTICK, a wounded VALANCE and his reluctant partner DENGAR are running out of options!
• T’ONGA is outgunned and outnumbered… but she does have one last surprise up her sleeve!
• And the shadowy force behind all of the danger makes its move!
July 14, 2021
STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #2 :
STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #2 (OF 5)
CHARLES SOULE (W) • LUKE ROSS (A)
Cover by STEVE McNIVEN
THE BIGGEST COMC EVENT OF THE STAR WARS GALAXY CONTINUES!
• Notorious bounty hunter BOBA FETT has tracked his missing prize — heroic smuggler HAN SOLO, frozen in carbonite — to the remote, frozen world of JEKARA.
• But representatives from many of the galaxy’s most powerful factions have gathered, and they all want the same thing — Solo.
• Things go from bad to worse, as Boba Fett realizes that he himself has become almost as valuable to the galaxy’s hunters as Han Solo, and he must turn to the least trustworthy person in the galaxy for help…DOCTOR APHRA…
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA#12 :
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #12
ALYSSA WONG (W) • MINKYU JUNG (A)
COVER BY SARA PICHELLI
• A MYSTERIOUS INVITATION leads DOCTOR APHRA and SANA STARROS to an exclusive party… teeming with scum and villainy!
• Will Aphra and Sana be able to survive the underworld social event of the century?
• Or will their cover be blown by A FAMILIAR FACE with an agenda of their own?
July 21, 2021
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER#14:
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #14
GREG PAK (W) • RAFFAELE IENCO (A)
Cover by AARON KUDER
“THE BLADE BEHIND THE CURTAIN”
• For decades, no figure has stood as close to the EMPEROR with so much mystery surrounding her.
• Who is the UMBARAN? What is her role within the EMPIRE and in the WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS? And what happens when she emerges from the darkness to challenge Darth Vader himself?
• Featuring an unprecedented look at the inner workings of the Emperor’s inner circle — and the return of IG-88!
Star Wars War Bounty Hunters Jabba Hutt #1:
Justina Ireland , Luca Pizarri , Mahmud Asrar
JABBA NEVER FORGIVES! JABBA NEVER FORGETS! JABBA THE HUTT is one of the most powerful and ruthless gangsters in the galaxy-and BOBA FETT, his most trusted bounty hunter, has failed him. How will Jabba deal with betrayal? VIOLENTLY. And what does this have to do with a bounty hunter with ties to the HIGH REPUBLIC? Justina Ireland and Luca Pizzari’s hutt-sized spectacular is the first of four action-packed ‘War of the Bounty Hunters’ tie-ins about the criminal underworld’s most notorious hunters and scoundrels, all told by the best Star Wars writers and illustrators in the galaxy. Rated T
July 28, 2021
STAR WARS #15:
STAR WARS #15
CHARLES SOULE (W) • RAMON ROSANAS (A)
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
“FRIENDS AND ENEMIES”
• LUKE SKYWALKER embarks upon an epic mission with WEDGE ANTILLES and the brave pilots of STARLIGHT SQUADRON to rescue a lost division of the REBEL FLEET.
• LEIA ORGANA, CHEWBACCA and LANDO CALRISSIAN attempt to save HAN SOLO from the evil clutches of BOBA FETT.
• But what hidden vision will the Force send to Luke about the troubles to come?