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Events that occur from 2 years before to 5 years after the Battle of Yavin.

[Blood Ties - A Tale of Jango and Boba Fett]

Graphic Novel
Published as Blood Ties :
A Tale of Jango and Boba Fett

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Comic Book series
Published August thru November 2010 as Blood Ties #1, 2, 3 & 4 by Dark Horse Comics:

[Blood Ties - issue 1][Blood Ties - issue 2]

Issue #1Issue #2

[Blood Ties - issue 3][Blood Ties - issue 4]

Issue #3Issue #4


e-Comic Book Series
Issues #1 thru #4 published 2011
by Dark Horse Digital.


Blood Ties: Jango and Boba Fett
COMIC STORY
Tom Taylor, Chris Scalf et al.
Dark Horse Comics [US]; Titan Books [UK]
Story published as:
Comic Book series (2010)
Graphic Novel (2011)
e-Comic Book Series (2011)

Rating:
If you have read this story, please rate it:
Reviews:
2 reviews [Average review score: 5 / 5]

Synopsis:
Then: Shortly before the start of The Clone Wars, Count Dooku sends Jango Fett on a mission that will affect the course of Boba Fett's life some twenty years later. But for now, neither of them knows what the future holds in store, and besides, they have their schedule filled dodging monsters and fighting bad guys! Jango Fett, the most dangerous assassin/bounty hunter in the galaxy, never fails to get his man. But Jango has never had a success that has affected him this way. 
Now: Boba Fett has taken up his father's mantle and lived up to Jango's fearsome reputation. But a secret from the past has Boba working a case he would normally dismiss and wondering if he actually knew his father as well as he thought... 
Boba Fett has discovered that his father left a legacy to someone Boba has never heard of. He manages to track down the man, but if he is to learn the reasons behind Jango's posthumous generosity, Boba Fett must first save the man from an army of bounty hunters who want the guy's head!
Boba Fett is on a mission to uphold his father's honor. But when a bounty is paid, and the crime lord who issued it still refuses to call off his vendetta, Boba Fett's own sense of honor is offended. Forget about bounties; now there's hell to pay!
Boba Fett takes on a crime lord. Check.
And the crime lord’s army of minions. Check.
And a giant, rampaging rancor. Check and double-check!


Chronology:
This story occurs approximately 2 years before the Battle of Yavin.

Related Stories (in chronological order):



Reviews:

Review by J. L. Polacek, USA, 2012:
"A very interesting story. I like how they connected the past to the present by having Jango starting the mission and then with Boba finishing what his father started. I like how Jango taught his son about fear, especially in hunting game in getting that big beast's tooth out. It was also interesting to see Boba do something nice for one once that did not involve him killing or torturing someone like we have seen and read in the movies. This Story show a compassionate human side to the great Boba Fett."
Rating:
5 / 5


Review of Issue #1 by Ewan, Star Wars Books, August 2010:
"It must seem as if every other Star Wars comic story released recently has been written by Tom Taylor and judging by his previous stories (Invasion: Refugees, Luke Skywalker and the Treasure of the Dragonsnakes, Invasion: Rescues, The Will of Darth Vader) this is no bad thing. Just as his previous releases enthralled us with his storytelling abilities, this new story promises to do the same.
"Taylor has a particular skill for exploring relationships within his stories: his ongoing Invasion series explores the relationships between the four-member royal family of Artorias when they are separated by the unprovoked invasion of their planet by the Yuuzhan Vong and how each member must relate to new friends and potential enemies in order to rejoin, while
The Will of Darth Vader explored Vader's relationship with those he uses to complete his assigned missions. In Blood Ties we are witness to the father/son relationship between Jango Fett and his cloned son Boba that was sadly missing from Attack of the Clones. Even in just this, the first issue, Taylor explores what it means to be the son of the galaxy's most renowned and feared bounty hunter by means of a practical test to dispel any fears the young Boba may be hiding within himself - a test, which if existed in the real world, would see Boba placed in social care quicker than you can say "but, she's your sister!”
"Chris Scalf's art is, quite frankly, unbelievably awe inspiring and if you have been put off reading a Star Wars comic story because of black pen lines traced around characters' features or overuse of monotonic colours, then fear not because Scalf's capture of near photo-realism in his paintwork doesn't require pen lines while his colour palette is a blend of natural tones and shades. However beautiful the artwork is, the real test of any artist is their ability to capture facial expressions and in this Scalf succeeds wonderfully. Of course it makes it easier when one half of the protagonist pairing wears a helmet for over half the story but a young Boba didn't and Scalf's depiction of Daniel Logan circa 2002 (the actor who portrayed Boba Fett in Episode II) is life-like and believable throughout the story as Scalf captures Boba's various range of expressions as the story unfolds. A notable touch is Scalf's use of out-of-focus backgrounds to simulate the motion blur experienced by vehicles travelling at speed when traditionally comics would have used motion lines or 'whoosh' lines to illustrate fast movement.
"Although this first issue concentrates on story setup, the story ends with a real cliff-hanger that captures the reader's attention and ensures that the only resolution they'll get is to continue reading this story when the next issue is released. Blood Ties #1 is a worthy addition to any fan's Star Wars comics library and is particularly recommended to fans who have yet to experience Star Wars stories in comic form."
Rating:
5 / 5


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