One of the least interesting strands of crossover War of the Bounty Hunters continues in Star Wars:Bounty Hunters #14.

Valance – basically a cyborg Han Solo substitute who has a tenuous, unconvincing ‘friendship’ with Solo himself – is wounded by Crimson Dawn assassin Deathstick, forcing him to continue his shaky alliance with infamous bounty hunter, Dengar. Meanwhile, something else is happening elsewhere with couple T’onga and Losha, which is presumably important – but I can’t say I understood much of what happened in that particular subplot.

That’s not to say that the issue is completely without merit though. Dengar is humanised and given a bit more character than we’re used to seeing from him. There’s also a nice bit of background to the general state of organised crime in the galaxy around the time of the Clone Wars, which was really cool – and Prince Xizor, head of Black Sun – who first appeared in 90s multimedia project Shadows of the Empire, which covered a similar timeframe to War of the Bounty Hunters in the old Star Wars Expanded Universe continuity – makes a cameo appearance, making him canonical again.

Everything else is a bit underwhelming, story wise, and feels pretty inessential in the grand scheme of things. Still, it’s well put together and the art is great – it’s just a shame that the main story threads of the series have been hijacked in order to shoehorn the characters awkwardly into the all-encompassing crossover.

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