Issue: Star Wars: Blood Ties #2
Script: Tom Taylor
Art: Chris Scalf
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Cover: Chris Scalf
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Star Wars: Blood Ties issue number two picks up sometime after the first issue ended with an explosion. Connor Freeman has been saved by Boba Fett, but has lost an arm. Boba takes Connor from the medic and onto a ship, to take Connor to safety. Connor is upset by the loss of his cantina and wants to know what’s going on.
Boba explains how he survived his supposed killing. He had been hunting a man, Bendak, on the planet he was “killed” on. Bendak was in a hole and Boba was knocked into it by blaster fire. Knowing people were out to kill him, Boba killed Bendak and switched clothes with him. Then the group chasing Boba shot at Bendak, thinking it was Boba, and Boba was able to get away.
Boba takes Connor to Mandalorian Space, where Connor will be safe. This is important since Boba and Connor look enough alike that the same people, who want Boba dead, could come after Connor. Once Connor is dropped off, Boba tells him to go find Sintas Vel, another Bounty Hunter. Connor is not happy that Boba is going to leave him on the planet, Concord Dawn, and leave him there for a year. Boba also instructs Connor to tell no one, not even Sintas Vel, that he is alive.
After leaving Concord Dawn, Boba is able to infiltrate an Imperial Fleet by causing an explosion. Meanwhile, Connor finally finds Sintas Vel and is quite surprised by the Bounty Hunter.
I really like this issue. It keeps the Star Wars universe large and diverse. We also are able to learn more about Boba Fett and the people he knows. Boba Fett has an engrossing background and I am always willing to know more about his life and how Connor is related to him. I like how this issue shows that even loner bounty hunters like Boba can have “friends” or at least people they don’t want to kill. The plot seems really interesting and continues to grow and gain twists and turns. It will be very entertaining to see how the comic continues in the future.