Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Retro Dark Horse: Star Wars: Boba Fett Wizard 1/2

In February 1997 the first Wizard 1/2 issue to contain a Star Wars story was published, Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron Wizard 1/2.  In December 1997 the second Star Wars Wizard 1/2 issue was published, Star Wars: Boba Fett Wizard 1/2.

The story, titled Salvage starts with Boba Fett aboard the Slave I coming across a derelict ship.  He boards the ship and forces one of his alien prisoner, Tsumo, to walk point.  In the cargo hold they find a casket full of holes.  They soon discovers the crew is dead and Boba Fett plans to salvage the ship.  It turns out the crew was attacked by a swarm of parasitic insectoids, brought on board the ship by the body in the casket.  The insectoids killed and bored into the crew's bodies and laid eggs.  Tsumo and Fett are attacked by the insectoids and Tsumo dies.  Fett orders Slave I to disembark and burns the insectoids from his armor igniting the ship.  He uses a waste capsule to escape the burning ship which explodes.  Back aboard the Slave I, we learn that while Fett lost the prisoner and the salvage, he retrieved an amulet from the casket which will more than compensate him for his troubles.

Star Wars: Boba Fett Wizard 1/2a - Dark Horse Comics, U.S. (December 1997)
Like the other Star Wars Wizard 1/2 issues, the Boba Fett issue also has a variant edition.

Star Wars: Boba Fett Wizard 1/2b - Dark Horse Comics, U.S. (December 1997)
gold variant
The gold edition is a little harder to find and commands a premium over the regular edition.  The regular edition usual sells for $5 - 15 on eBay with the gold edition selling for $15 - 25.

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