If you’re curious about the story, I’ll do my best to summarize it as we usually do in our reviews, but this series went from mediocre to rotten. SPOILERS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF GRAPHIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AHEAD….
Valance and T’onga catch up with Nakano Lash and Cadeliah. This is where I recommend you stop reading the issue. What follows depicts the attempted murder of Cadeliah’s mother at the hands of a crime syndicate heir because he got her pregnant. If his syndicate family discovers he fathered a child with someone outside their accepted norms he’ll lose his inheritance. That’s right. You read that right. If the description doesn’t already disturb you the art is horrific. Krynthia, Cadeliah’s mother, barely escapes but she dies in childbirth. Star Wars needs to stop killing women, especially mothers. Female characters are too often reduced to tropes or vessels, delivering saviors and then killed, often times in the most brutal depictions. Though I’m really not surprised this type of violence showed up in Bounty Hunter I’m always disappointed Star Wars continues this trend.
The reason all the bounty hunters track Nakano Lash is retribution for the murder of the syndicate heir. T’onga learns it wasn’t Lash who killed her brother…it was Boba Fett. Then, Boba Fett shows up and kills her. T’onga, shot in the back and brutally depicted. Killing the single queer person of color, who also happens to be the most interesting character in the series, for the sake of a cliffhanger and Boba Fett’s dramatic entrance says a lot about Ethan Sacks. It also says a lot about Star Wars .
Writer Ethan Sacks does not have a good track record. I enjoy very little of what he’s contributed to Star Wars . If I see his name attached to a title going forward I’ll definitely avoid it.
I’m shocked this issue made it to market. Star Wars is a story about hope. Yes, bad things happen sometimes but violent, bad things too often happen to women. Why does this keep happening? What kind of hope does this offer? There’s a dark history of women being devalued in storytelling and Star Wars should do better. There are much better writers Star Wars can showcase and I hope they utilize them going forward. I hope fans speak up about this because it’s time for this disturbing trend to end. Right now, Star Wars really doesn’t feel like it’s for everyone. And no, not all Star Wars is good Star Wars.
There’s never been a Star Wars comic series I’ve walked away from but this will be the last time I read Bounty Hunter.
Os hago un resumen: lo que emepezó como un análisis de un número de una serie de Star Wars y Bobba Fett se convierte en llantos del crítico por como Star Wars de Marvel y ss escritores comercializan la violencia contra la mujer para vender o por puro “espéctaculo”, por mostrar un contenido misógino. Un descojone, según la lógica del autor, aunque las mujeres estén en primera línea de batalla, no pueden/deben sufrir daño alguno porque eso es violencia comercial contra la mujer. LOL. Y yo me pregunto ¿que mierda hay de igualdad en eso?, para haber iguadad debe haber como igualdad de oportunidades igualdad de consecuencias para una igualdad “perfecta”. Lo mejor es el comentario de “I can smell the soy tears”.