Comics In Motion / Star Wars: Comics In Canon - Ep 75: The Galaxy’s Deadliest Crime War Begins & Valance Returns! (Bounty Hunters #1-5)

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BEILERT VALANCE IS BACK! After his mutilation from imperial service, the cyborg bounty hunter returns in a new comic series, joined by many famous bounty hunters including Bossk, Boba Fett & more! Listen as Mike takes you through the plot of this first volume, showing how a job that went wrong has caused a war between two syndicates; The Mourner’s Wail & The Broken Clan, but things are not how they seem… Plus Mike gives background information on Bossk (including his beliefs in the “scorekeeper”), featured planets, species and more!

This story is set just after Empire Strikes Back (3ABY). The writer for these comics was Ethan Sacks, Paolo Villanelli was the artist and Arif Prianto was the colour artist. Issue 1 was released March 2020, Issue 5 was released September 2020 and the trade paperback collection was released November 2020.

Beilert Valance first appeared in the canon in Han Solo: Imperial Cadet, which Mike tackled in ep 10 of SWCIC and the prequel to this Bounty Hunters run is the Target Vader mini-series, which Mike tackled in ep 49.

Keep an eye on Mike’s other podcast; Genuine Chit-Chat where Mike recently had an hour-long conversation with Paolo Villanelli (which should be released in early November)!

Check out the last episode of SWCIC where Mike embarked on Fortress Vader: the finale of Mike’s favourite Star Wars comics ever, with Vader creating his immortal castle on Mustafar with the help of the Sith Momin to try and open up a portal to Padmé all while fighting off native Mustafarians and many other hurdles along the way in this exciting finale! In addition, Mike provides information on many other Jedi that appear in this comic, the history of Mustafar and more!

Mike returned to Star Wars Timeline to talk about The Force Awakens, listen here:

Mike was recently on the Beernuts Productions podcast, listen here:

Mike & Megan spoke with Alex & Mollie of Star Wars Explained, you can listen on this very feed or check out the video version on YouTube here:

Mike along with 5 other members of Comics In Motion discussed Art Spiegelman's Maus in the 2nd CiM Book Club:

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