Saturday, January 2, 2016

Retro Dark Horse: Star Wars: Boba Fett - When the Fat Lady Swings (12 Days of Boba Fett Covers)

Celebrating day nine of the 12 days of Boba Fett covers!

Cam Kennedy is best known by Star Wars comic fans for his art on Star Wars: Dark Empire and Star Wars: Dark Empire II.  His next comic after Dark Empire II is Star Wars: Boba Fett - Bounty on Bar-Kooda which kicked off 3 interrelated Boba Fett one-shots he drew with John Wagner providing the story.  The second Boba Fett one-shot is called Star Wars: Boba Fett - When the Fat Lady Swings and the final one-shot is Star Wars: Boba Fett - Murder Most Foul.

The cover to Boba Fett - When the Fat Lady Swings shows Boba Fett battling Ry-Kooda, the older brother of Bar-Kooda, Fett's target in the first one-shot, Boba Fett - Bounty on Bar-Kooda.

Star Wars: Boba Fett - When the Fat Lady Swings - Dark Horse Comics, U.S. (September 1996)
In the story, a Hutt named Anachro is kidnapped and held for ransom.  Her husband, another Hutt named Gorga, hires Boba Fett to free his wife.  The kidnappers contact Gorga and leave instructions on how to pay the ransom with the threat "Any tricks and the fat lady swings." which is the source of the title for this comic.

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