Saturday, September 4, 2010

Star Wars: Blood Ties v1 reviewed

I've decided i'm going to add comics to my list of things to review as well. ^^ Plus i can use them as fillers when i'm busy reviewing books for other sites. Today i bring you:

Comic: Star Wars: Blood Ties v1/4
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Chris Scalf
Release Date: August 25, 2010
Here begins a multigenerational tale of honor and redemption, starring two of the heaviest hitters in theStar Wars galaxy-the father-and-clone team of Jango and Boba Fett!

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!
      First thing first I am a Star Wars geek. I have been since i was 13 years old. I most favor the Old Republic in the series so this new mini series is right up my alley.  One thing we never really get is Boba Fett's early life when he was still cruising around with his father/original self. In this issue we get Jango Fett teahing Boba about fear. Boba ask's why his father isn't afraid of anything. This leads Jango in teaching him why. In true Mandalorian bounty hunter fashion he does it why sending him to face the Pardlam alone, without any weapons, but a jet pack. Boba does so and brings back a tooth to show. The story then shifts into Count Dooku sending the Fetts on a assassination mission. They're target is a nameless man and all they know is that he's on the planet Atzerri. Jango and Boba of course finds him, but discovers he's a clone. This is where the comic leaves off. 

I found this issue to be a bit short. I really wished it was longer and expanded on Boba's fear training. His lack of fear is a key trait of his and was disappointed they just glanced off of that. Despite that issue i found the twist at the end to be perfect. I'm dying to know how a rouge clone got out. We have to remember that this story takes place a year or two before "Attack of the Clones" comes out. Therefore Jango Fett clones aren't exactly everywhere. In fact they're only supposed to be on Kamino.  So how one got out is a really big deal. Another thing i have to point out is that the art in the comic is BRILLIANT! It can make me understand why the issue was short. I can't imagine how long every panel must have taken to do.

Final Story rating: 4 1/2 bunnies. I want to read more, but was disappointed some parts were so short.

                                                    Final Art rating: 5 bunnies. Beyond Beautiful.