After a successful termination, it’s a flash-forward 20 years to Boba Fett hunting the clone’s offspring, Connor Freeman, for the crime boss Tayand.
The story does a great job of offering plenty of fodder for the Fett legend, referencing a battle with the League of Bounty Hunters while mixing in the emotional baggage Boba carries from his seemingly merciless dad, who might actually have a bit of a heart.
By the way, my requirements to appreciate a Star Wars-themed comic are pretty specific. I can deal with an average story, but if it features characters I am familiar with, then the artwork had better look like the characters.
Digital painter Chris Scalf delivers the goods beautifully. His Fetts realistically mirror the actors who played them (Temura Morrison as Jango and Daniel Logan as Boba), and legends such as Count Dooku and Bossk look amazing through his style. The guy also knows how to render one heck of a Rancor.
The Looney Tunes Treasury, coffee-table book, (Running Press, $45) Fans of Warner Bros. Animation Studios’ cavalcade of superstars can celebrate their legacy with this 122-page book (roughly 11 inches tall by 10 inches wide) loaded with artwork, toy images, lobby cards, sketches and humorous memories.
Andrew Farago, curator of San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum, does not just cleverly compile a colorful retrospective of 19 cartoon legends, such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Foghorn Leghorn discussing their own careers, but he also includes pages that feature reproductions of pop-culture memorabilia tied to the crew.
For example, under the entry for Pepe Le Pew, readers can remove the skunk-themed valentines to send to loved ones. Or how about paging through an official Acme catalog after learning about Wile E. Coyote? Or, read Dell’s Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies Comics‘ original stories starring Porky Pig and Sylvester and Tweety.
Those familiar with previous Running Press releases, particularly “The DC Vault” and “The Marvel Vault,” will not be as impressed with this less substantial salute to the Looney Tunes.
Still, this novel presentation of a cartoon franchise that has been around since the 1930s should still thrill animation connoisseurs.