Fana of a certain vintage will remember well the era of Shadows of the Empire and a pop-up book from Dark House comics that partially told of the trials and travails of Boba Fett as he took coffee table Han Solo from Cloud City to Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine. Step forward a quarter of a century and that trip will be told once again, this time by Charles Soule and Marvel Comics as War of the Bounty Hunters kicks off with War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1 before dipping into the four ongoing monthly titles in Star Wars #13, Doctor Aphra #10, Darth Vader #12 and Bounty Hunters #12 and then into its own 5-part War of the Bounty Hunters mini series.

“Boba Fett clearly doesn’t take Han Solo directly to Jabba’s palace,” Soule tells StarWars.com. “Something had to happen in between that intervening time between Empire and Jedi. And I was like, ‘I would like to tell that story, and I would like it to be about Boba Fett and what happens to him.”

Finally, Soule will get his chance. Following yesterday’s mysterious teaser image of Boba Fett, StarWars.com is excited to announce War of the Bounty Hunters, an epic crossover in the Merry Marvel tradition that will indeed reveal what Fett experienced on his journey to deliver Solo. Running from May through October, it all kicks off with War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1 from Soule and artist Steve McNiven (“I think it’s the best work he’s maybe ever done,” Soule says; you can get a first look at the cover and interior art below) on May 5, and will then spin out into Marvel’s entire post-Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back line, including Star Wars, Bounty Hunters, Darth Vader, and Doctor Aphra. The five-issue War of the Bounty Hunters miniseries from Soule and Luke Ross, which will anchor the story, begins in June. From the sound of it, it wasn’t exactly smooth space sailing from Cloud City to Tatooine.

STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ALPHA #1
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art and Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
On Sale 5/5

STAR WARS #13
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art by RAMON ROSANAS
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
On Sale 5/12

STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #12
Written by ETHAN SACKS
Art by PAOLO VILLANELLI
Cover by MATTIA DE IULIS
On Sale 5/19

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #12
Written by GREG PAK
Art by GUIU VILANOVA
Cover by AARON KUDER
On Sale 5/26

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #10
Written by ALYSSA WONG
Art by RAY-ANTHONY HEIGHT
Cover by SWAY
On Sale 5/26

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