Top 5 Boba Fett Legends comic moments

The fearless bounty hunter appeared in some truly memorable Legends comics.
Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) in Lucasfilm's THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) in Lucasfilm's THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved. /

Ever since his first appearance in the animated portion of The Star Wars Holiday Special, Boba Fett has remained one of the most popular Star Wars characters to date. The armor-clad bounty hunter went on to appear in countless other Star Wars stories, and he even headlined his own TV show, The Book of Boba Fett.

In Star Wars Legends, Fett had also been featured in a huge number of unique comic books. This list collects five of Boba Fett's most memorable Legends comic book moments, so that fans who are hoping to experience the ruthless bounty hunter's best original comic book adventures will know where to start.

1. He fought Darth Vader (Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire #4, 1999, written by John Wagner, illustrated by Ian Gibson and John Nadeau)

The final issue of the acclaimed Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire miniseries culminated with an epic battle between Darth Vader and Boba Fett on the lava planet of Maryx Minor after Fett decided to keep a precious artifact which Vader had hired him to recover. Interestingly, this series was written by Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagnor, who clearly knows a thing or two about creating great stories featuring helmet-wearing tough guys.

The monumental showdown between the two armor-clad warriors ended with Vader almost pushing Fett into a pool of molten lava, before the bounty hunter swiftly shot the Sith Lord in the head with his blaster and used his jetpack to fly to safety. Fett briefly had the opportunity to kill the wounded Vader, but he decided not to, as such an action would bring the entire wrath of the Galactic Empire down upon him.

This was arguably one of Boba Fett’s most epic fight sequences throughout all of his Legends appearances, and the comic also featured an undeniably awesome front cover. Put simply, this is not a comic that fans can afford to miss.

2. He brutally murdered two psychotic Imperial officers (Boba Fett: Agent of Doom, one-shot, 2000, written by John Ostrander, illustrated by Cam Kennedy)

Boba Fett was known for being particularly greedy in Legends, as he often only accepted tremendously high-paying jobs. He usually tried to haggle with his clients to raise the prices of his assignments, which is why it was such a surprise to learn that he accepted a job of hunting down two psychotic Imperial officers for the paltry sum of just one hundred credits in the one-shot comic Boba Fett: Agent of Doom.

The job was offered to Fett by Slique Brighteyes, one of the few remaining members of the sentient Gulmarid species. The once-peaceful Gulmarids had been driven to near-extinction by the Empire, who ravaged their planet and killed most of the inhabitants. The few members of the species who survived the decimation of their world were rounded up and brought onboard the prison ship known as the Azgoghk. While they were on board the vessel, the Gulmarids were tortured and experimented upon by a psychotic scientist known as Leonis Murthé, who acted under the command of the ship’s equally amoral commanding officer, Mir Tork.

Fett infiltrated the Azgoghk and shot both officers dead before delivering their severed heads in a sack to Brighteyes. Whether Fett accepted the job out of sympathy for the Gulmarid species or to simply prove that he really was the most ruthless bounty hunter in the galaxy is probably up to you to decide. But this story certainly reiterates how you would not want to end up on Fett’s target list.

3. He launched himself into the heart of a giant monster (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II comic adaptation, 2010, written by Haden Blackman, illustrated by Omar Francia and Manuel Silva)

Although he only appeared briefly in the game, the comic adaptation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens II focused almost entirely on Boba Fett. The comic saw Fett finding himself in countless memorable situations where he was forced to use all his skills and wits to survive.

The game featured a boss fight with a giant monster known as the Gorog, which literally crushed a Rancor with its bare hand during its introductory cutscene. In the comic, we learned that the Gorog survived being defeated by the renegade clone of Starkiller from the game. It was then encountered by Fett, who had traveled to Cato Neimoidia in pursuit of the Starkiller clone. The wounded monster managed to ambush Fett, but the quick-witted bounty hunter fired a rocket directly through one of its two hearts. This was still not enough to end the beast. So, the fearless Fett used his jetpack to launch himself through the Gorog’s chest and into its other heart, before emerging through its back, which finally finished it off. Very few bounty hunters would have the courage to launch themselves into the heart of a giant monster, but Fett did so without a moment of hesitation, proving that his reputation really was well-earned.

4. He fought alongside Darth Vader (“Betrayal, Part 4”, Empire #4, 2003, written by Scott Allie, illustrated by Ryan Benjamin)

In addition to fighting Darth Vader, Boba Fett has fought alongside the notorious Sith Lord numerous times. One such occasion was throughout the conclusion of the “Betrayal” story arc from the Empire comic series. Vader found himself in the Inner Rim world of Dargulli, where he was lured into a trap by a group of ruthless bounty hunters, who quickly attempted to surround and murder him.

While Vader could probably have handled the bloodthirsty mob on his own, Fett still showed up to assist the Sith Lord by using his blaster to obliterate several of the far less talented bounty hunters who were trying to slaughter Vader. After the battle, readers were treated to a hilarious exchange as Fett tried to convince Vader that he owed him for his assistance in the fight, to which Vader responded that he did not need Fett’s help. Fans would no doubt be amused by this disagreement between the pair, making it the perfect way to conclude their awkward team-up.

5. He brutally extracted his revenge on an imposter (Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction, one-shot, 1996, written by Andy Mangels, illustrated by John Nadeau)

The 1996 comic Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction introduced us to a foolish bounty hunter by the name of Jodo Kast, who made the mistake of impersonating Boba Fett so that he could wrongly use Fett’s reputation to be offered higher-paying jobs. Naturally, Fett was not too pleased when he learned he was being impersonated, so he decided to teach Kast a lesson. After defeating Kast in combat on Nal Hutta, the merciless Fett explained to the imposter that he would soon regret stealing his name.

What followed was one of the most undeniably awesome endings to all Star Wars Legends stories, as Fett injected Kast with a nerve toxin, which rendered him almost entirely immobile, before placing him next to a jetpack that was about to explode. Fett then placed three vials filled with liquid near Kast, explaining that one of them contained the antidote to the nerve toxin that Kast would need to escape from the imminent explosion. Kast was then killed when the jetpack erupted, with Fett explaining in the final panel that he never even gave the imposter a chance to survive. This ending was inspired by the climax of Mad Max from 1979, and Star Wars fans will certainly not be forgetting it in a hurry.

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