Beloved bounty hunter Boba Fett is dead - but who killed him?
Bounty hunter Boba Fett is killed in the new Dark Horse comic “Star Wars Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead" #1.
April 24th, 2012
06:05 PM ET

Beloved bounty hunter Boba Fett is dead - but who killed him?

Hello again, fellow comic readers!

The pick this week sees a Star Wars fan-favorite killed on the first page - Dark Horse Comics’ “Star Wars Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead #1".

The rest of the book answers the question “Who would want to kill Boba Fett?” Pretty much everyone, it turns out. As the preeminent bounty hunter of the Star Wars universe, Fett's list of enemies is about as long as a Hoth winter. But there’s another mystery at the core of the book: Who would want to kill the men who killed Boba Fett?

Boba Fett first showed up as an animated short in the notorious “Star Wars Holiday Special” and quickly became a beloved character. He’s the enigmatic bounty hunter shrewd enough to outfox Han Solo in “The Empire Strikes Back,” then responsible for transporting Solo after he was frozen in carbonite.

Friend of Geek Out and all-around comic guy Daniel Dean from Titan Games and Comics in Smyrna, Georgia, put it best when he said his favorite comics are the ones where a character who isn’t the focus of the story still drives the story.

“Sometimes the best place to begin is with an ending,” Dean said. “Boba Fett's dead; now what?”

We got a chance to talk to Tom Taylor, who wrote the script for “Boba Fett is Dead” #1.

He’s a husband, father of two, screenwriter, playwright, creator of the all-ages graphic novel “The Deep: Here Be Dragons” and writer of the “Star Wars: Invasion” series, “Star Wars: Blood Ties”, “Star Wars Adventures” and the upcoming “Darth Maul: Death Sentence.”

CNN Geek Out: Are you a Star Wars fan? If so how long you been one?

Taylor: There are people who aren’t Star Wars fans? Bring them to me! I will teach them the error of their ways. I’ve been a Star Wars fan for as long as everyone else my age has been, from about 30 seconds into the opening credits of “A New Hope.”

CNN Geek Out: What, in your mind, draws people to Boba Fett?

Taylor: The themes of the original Star Wars movies are deliberately very simple. Jedi and Sith, peace and war, light and dark. Then, this guy shows up in the movies who isn’t black or white … he’s green. His bad-ass helmet and suit of armor are covered in the scars of battle, and he’s wearing a jetpack! How can people not be drawn to that?

Boba Fett stays this mysterious, menacing bounty hunter. This makes him instantly intriguing. I think everyone wanted to know more about this one character who isn’t good or evil, he’s just on the darker side of ambiguous.

CNN Geek Out: What other Star Wars favorites, if any, will put in an appearance in this book and series?

Taylor: I can tell you that Darth Vader does make an appearance amidst a whole lot of fire and explosions. Artist Chris Scalf first came to comics prominence illustrating Vader, and it’s great to see him illustrating the Sith Lord again. There’s another smaller character, too, but I don’t want to spoil that one for the readers.

CNN Geek Out: Can you tell some newer readers a little about Fett that you think is important for folks that might not know from “Empire” or “Jedi?”

Taylor: Fett is the most infamous bounty hunter in an entire galaxy far, far away. He always gets his man, and he’ll stop at nothing to do so. He is a formidable fighter, a crack shot and he is never unarmed. Also, he’s played by my friend Daniel Logan in the prequel movie and in the “Clone Wars” series. He and I are having a little friendly war over Twitter about me killing him. I explained that it wasn’t me, that it was, in fact, a team of mercenaries in a comic book but Daniel is still pointing his Twitter finger at me. I think this proves that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I’m not sure it’s mightier than his rocket launcher. We’ll just have to see.

CNN Geek Out: Fans have seen Boba Fett “die” before. What makes this time different?

Taylor: I’m gonna go with the many smoking holes all over his body.

CNN Geek Out: How much of a hand did Lucasfilm have in this story?

Taylor: While I generated the idea, they go through everything with a fine-tooth-comb. The Star Wars universe exists across games, TV series, movies, comics, novels and far more obscure things and everything is canon. Lucasfilm needs to keep all of this in mind and help to make sure I’m not accidentally tripping over continuity. You can’t have a character go and visit Alderaan the day after the planet is blown up. Well, you can, but they’d be lonely.

CNN Geek Out: For folks new to Star Wars comics, what’s the one reason they should pick this book up?

Taylor: The one reason? Boba Fett is dead. And that’s page one. Don’t you want to know what happens on the next page? Don’t you want to make sure he doesn’t rise as a Zombie Fett and still come after his man? A zombie with a jet pack, there’s a scary thought. Make sure you read this to make sure there isn’t a zombie with a jet pack after you.

You can find Tom at @TomTaylorMade on twitter. Also on Facebook and his website.

So, until next week, go forth and read, my people. And the reading will be good!

Is there a comic out there that you really love? Let us know in the comments. We’re always looking for tips on good comics!

Here are some of the comics scheduled to hit the shelves on Wednesday. Your local retailer will probably have these and others, so make sure to check with them for more details.

DARK HORSE COMICS

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GOON #39 $3.50
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DC COMICS

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VOODOO #8 $2.99

MARVEL COMICS

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MMW DAREDEVIL TP VOL 03 DM VAR ED 41 $24.99
MOON KNIGHT #12 $3.99
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IDW PUBLISHING

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TRUE BLOOD HC VOL 03 THE FRENCH QUARTER $24.99

IMAGE COMICS

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Dynamite Entertainment

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KIRBY GENESIS #7 (RYAN SOOK VARIANT COVER) AR
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WARLORD OF MARS #17 (JOE JUSKO VIRGIN VARIANT COVER) AR
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BOOM! Studios

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EXILE ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2 (OF 4)(COVER C GABRIEL HARDMAN) AR
RICH JOHNSTON'S CAPTAIN AMERICAN IDOL #1 (FRED HEMBECK VARIANT COVER) AR
RICH JOHNSTON'S CAPTAIN AMERICAN IDOL #1 (MARK STAFFORD REGULAR COVER) $3.99
RICH JOHNSTON'S SCIENTHORLOGY #1 (FRED HEMBECK VARIANT COVER) AR
RICH JOHNSTON'S SCIENTHORLOGY #1 (MARK STAFFORD REGULAR COVER) $3.99
ROGER LANGRIDGE'S SNARKED #7 $3.99

Archie Comics

ARCHIE #632 $2.99
ARCHIE AND FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #15 $3.99
JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #180 $3.99
SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #3 $9.99
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Zenescope

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Alice In Wonderland #5 (Cover A Stjepan Sejic) $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Alice In Wonderland #5 (Cover B Sean Chen) $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Jungle Book #2 (Cover A Mike DeBalfo) $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Jungle Book #2 (Cover B Ale Garza) $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Myths And Legends #15 (Cover A Robert Atkins) $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Myths And Legends #15 (Cover B Marat Mychaels) $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales #72 (Cover A Mike Capprotti) $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales #72 (Cover B Pasquale Qualano) $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Different Seasons Volume 2 TP $17.99

Comic List is via Previews World

soundoff (123 Responses)
  1. Ravij Bricketth

    Very interesting points you have mentioned , regards for putting up. "A big man is one who makes us feel bigger when we are with him." by John C. Maxwell.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:13 am |
  2. Sineng

    THe costume came in spedey time and in great shape. The plastic mask was a hard plastic and durable. It was not the flimsy type found in most costumes. The only small concern was the cape only had one little velcro fastener and it was in the middle of the cape. It is easily fixed with safety pins at the opposite ends of the cape. My son loved his costume and didn't have troubles breathing with it. The mouth part has several slits wide enough to breath through. It is held on with elastic and velcro tabs on the mask.

    July 3, 2012 at 3:43 am |
  3. berie

    George Lucas... he killed everything that is star wars

    April 25, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
  4. cajuntide

    Ill keep up with the books. To kill boba is worse than killing chewbacka.

    April 25, 2012 at 6:05 pm |
  5. Darkguardian1314

    George Lucas killed Boba Fett. Lucas is reportedly retiring from film making so anything goes. I've followed Star Wars since seeing it on the big screen in 1977. When Boba Fett first came out, he was only described as a Shock Trooper from the days of the Old Republic. There were a total of nine Star Wars scripts Lucas wrote of which the first six were made into films. Not sure if we will ever see the last three. Maybe just as well.

    April 25, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
  6. Rynomite

    Star Wars still got me to read the article, but I have lost interest. Lucas made turds out of the Prequels, and then he decided to alter the originals so we can't even get decent copies on Blue-Ray. I used to read all the extended Univerese books and some were fantastic. The original Timothy Zahn triology was great as was the Courtship of Princes Leia and many of the other early books. Once they killed off Chewbacca and started focusing on the Solo/Skywalker kids, I lost interest in the extended Universe as well.

    April 25, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
  7. Jason

    Better question, why is this a story on CNN?

    April 25, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
    • max

      It's a story on the CNN Blog GeekOut. it's a story because people like you make it a story and make it news. You not only gave this webpage a "hit" by clicking and presumably reading the story... but you took the time to actually comment on it. You don't want news like this... then don't click the links and don't read the stories and certainly don't waste precious time commenting on it! The more hits this page gets the more stories like this CNN will float from this blog onto the main website page.

      April 25, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
    • Martin

      The bigger questions are why did you click on it and then comment, but probable didnt read the articelt if you dont care and then only to critize .The fact its in the Geek section (see the big header at the top of the page) that deals with comics, fandom etc.

      April 25, 2012 at 6:04 pm |
    • Roland

      You should've said troll me instead.

      April 26, 2012 at 8:57 am |
  8. Mopery

    Star Wars has been dead to me since 1999, when Lucas butchered his own work in "The Phantom Menace". The Force was great as a mystical thing, but as soon as they quantified it(or "Star Trekked" it as I like to say) with midichlorians, it lost all of its mystical properties. Now any hack with a midichlorian meter can tell you who's a Jedi and who's not, it doesn't take a Jedi to know a Jedi, or a Sith for that matter.

    I still like the original trilogy(Empire > ALL), but am unable to find the original widescreen versions anymore as the only ones sold now are all stuffed with the unnecessary cgi-candy muppets from the 1990's remakes. Boo George Lucas until he re-releases the original movies, cinematic flaws and all, as they were truly masterpieces of sci-fantasy.

    April 25, 2012 at 5:44 pm |
    • Vad

      Isn't mopery exposing yourself to a blind person? Either way I agree. Is it too late for Lucas to throw Jar Jar Binks into the Sarlacc Pit?

      April 25, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
    • max

      Oh get over yourself. It's a movie. Millions of kids (and adults living in their parent's basements) loved them and good for them. You don't like it – fine... but don't be so dramatic saying something is dead to you. Get on the trolley instead of living in the past.

      April 25, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
      • Mopery

        I'm disappointed to hear of your living conditions Max, perhaps someday you will find a job and make enough money to move out of your parents' basement. My apologies for hurting your tender feelings. I look foward to riding on your futuristic trolley, sounds like a hoot.

        April 25, 2012 at 6:04 pm |
  9. That Guy

    If he really did die, it's a shame he didn't go out the way he wanted to. Oddly touching moment from Bloodlines (in the Legacy series) when he explained it.

    April 25, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
  10. BionicBrady

    It was Dengar. He finally came to the conclusion that he never should have rescued him from the Sarlacc pit. Dengar offed him.

    April 25, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
    • VonDoom

      That could actually work.

      April 25, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
  11. VonDoom

    Those who think this is a lame argument but defend Fett's "death" in Return of the Jedi should probably should know that his character wasn't introduced in the movies; it was on the cartoon called "Droids". His character technically came from the expanded universe, not the movies. Don't knock the expanded universe and everything that goes with it, Boba Fett wouldn't have existed had it not been for it.

    April 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
    • Vad

      I don't recall Lucas putting any cartoons in New Hope, Empire or Jedi, hence not Lore. From what I've read he wished Holiday Special never happened. Boba Fett was in all his glory in Empire and Jedi, WHERE HE DIED!!!

      April 25, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
    • Martin

      He was introduced as a cartoon short segment in the live action Christmas Specail some so god aweful even Lucas himself said it will never be available in any format anywhere at anytime

      April 25, 2012 at 6:07 pm |
  12. Yumi

    Calm down people, he still has the helmet on, for all we know it could be ANY ONE underneath the helmet.

    April 25, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
  13. Steve Miller

    Jango and Boba Fett's untimely deaths both occured due to a damaged JetPack – I think I would have dumped the jetpack after it killed pa.

    April 25, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
    • Lila

      They were clones, it was inevitable they would make the same mistake

      April 25, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
  14. JT

    It's science fiction, it's not real, what does it matter.

    April 25, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  15. Clyde M

    Will this death last as long as his last one? Or as Maul's did? It seems even being eaten alive or cut in half doesn't actually kill you in the Star Wars Universe. It's gone from awesome to cute to hokey to soap opera in a few short years.

    April 25, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
    • Vad

      The answer to your question Clyde is: If there is money to be made he will be brought back safe and sound. Let's see, how will Tom Taylor bring him back in a few years? Maybe this Fett is an imposter? Maybe Fett staged his own death to hide from his enemies? Maybe his armor has super medical properties that keep him alive no matter what? Maybe he was only stunned? Maybe Fett is continually brought back to life by the magic of cloning? It'll never end!

      April 25, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
      • David

        There are several leelvs of star wars costumes that presumably go up in quality as you pay more. I found that this costume was a good buy for the money. The mask was quickly discarded by my 5 year old on Halloween because it was hot, but I think that would have happened with any mask costume. My 3 year old has taken over the mask to wear around the house and it has held up since October, which is kind of amazing. The body of the costume was big enough to fit over clothes and he loved the cape. To be perfectly honest, I think any costume with a blaster would have been a hit, but this served the purpose well. I would definitely recommend the blaster with it.

        July 3, 2012 at 3:36 am |
    • VonDoom

      It's always been somewhat "hokey", that's the beauty of it.

      April 25, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
  16. David

    The answer is, Maggie Simpson.

    April 25, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
    • Steve

      I doubt many people will get that, but I do!

      April 25, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
      • Mikemo

        I do too!

        April 25, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
    • AKSean

      I thought for sure it was Smithers.

      April 25, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
      • Troy McClure

        But of course, for that ending to work, you would have to ignore all the Simpson DNA evidence. And that would be downright nutty.

        April 25, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
      • MaryInBoise

        That would have made a lot more sense!

        April 25, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
  17. Jim Stanek

    The fact that CNN writes an entire article about the fictional death of a fictional character just clearly spells out how little taste or standards they really have in reporting the news.

    CNN is NOT "nerd central" no matter how hard they try to be. People who really care about Boba Fett's "death" already know about it or are likely to find out.

    One word that describes this entire organization:

    FATUOUS.

    April 25, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
    • AKSean

      Silly me. I didn't know about his death but still read the article and was left with a smile. It was light and fun. Maybe you should visit other websites or perhaps not read articles that don't interest you. Just a suggestion

      April 25, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
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        May 23, 2012 at 9:04 pm |
    • gavilansalvaje

      As opposed to "Fettuous"?

      April 25, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
    • Mikemo

      Well hey, Fox News makes up lies and articles all the time. At least this article is legit.

      April 25, 2012 at 5:52 pm |
    • Miss Manager

      Shut up, not everyone wants to hear how horrible the world is, some of us like good and interesting news. Lighten up buddy.

      April 25, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
  18. sancho

    I saw the film. He died in the pit that he fell into after crashing into a sand dune.

    April 25, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
    • VonDoom

      You should have been paying attention to the show and not your nachos during that part.

      April 25, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
    • Alex Winter

      I remember him crashing into the pit too but maybe Lucas changed it again.
      Bossk > overrated Boba Fett.

      April 25, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
  19. NOT MY CHAIR

    "Lucasfilm needs to keep all of this in mind and help to make sure I’m not accidentally tripping over continuity." i claim bs to that

    April 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
  20. Lila

    Lol, I have to start reading comics and books on this. I thought the Sarlacc killed him, it burped so I assume he was swallowed. Plus there was a lot fighting after he went down, no one would see him come up? I doubt he was hanging out down there very long since there would be acid beginning to break him down. Then why did Jabba choose to throw in a Jedi if he could get out of the Sarlacc?

    April 25, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
    • Steve

      Boba Fett blasted his way out of the Sarlacc. He was one only a few people to survive a Sarlacc attack. His armor helped and sheer determination. However, he would be forever scarred from the experience.

      April 25, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
    • Jim Stanek

      I don't think George Lucas has ever seen the inside of a Sarlacc himself. He needs to hit up Mrs. Duggar and see if she's free for an evening.

      April 25, 2012 at 5:09 pm |
      • ManRaaj

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        June 30, 2012 at 10:21 pm |
    • Mark

      They did say it took like a 1000 years for someone to be digested in the sarlacc so I guess he had a bit of time to make his escape.

      April 25, 2012 at 6:09 pm |
    • Jaina_Jade@Lila

      There is a collection of shorts called Tales from Jabba's Palace. It includes the story of Boba Fett in the Sarlacc Pit and how he got out. The injuries sustained from the acid pop up in a number of other books, including the recent Legacy books.

      April 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  21. nerdrageboilingover

    "The Sarlac pit found me somewhat indigestable."

    April 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  22. Roland

    Boba Fett was like the lamest bad guy of all time. He would just stare at you with his gun. He never killed nothing. He should get on youtube and give out net threats.

    April 25, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
    • Yumi

      "never killed anything."

      April 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
      • Roland

        Yeah not one thing. LOL. I'm more dangerous cause at least I killed the english language. Buba Fett is like the hot head in high school with the big mouth and no follow through.

        April 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
    • Jeannette

      Maybe you should get him snehtmiog. I hate to be the one to tell you this, but he is being slowly digested in the stomach of a Sarlacc. Well maybe he would like the bourbon after all. It could help kill the pain of the digestion.Edit: Dude, I stand corrected. I'd still get him the bourbon though.

      June 30, 2012 at 11:47 pm |
  23. Big Bear

    The answer to this question is simple. Boba Fett killed Boba Fett or at least someone dressed as Boba Fett. It makes sense. Who else could have done this. As others have stated the real Boba Fett was killed by Han Solo in Return of the Jedi. And I quote from the interview "Lucasfilm needs to keep all of this in mind and help to make sure I’m not accidentally tripping over continuity." So in order to maintain continuity with this story line the real Boba Fett must be alive and it is an imposter lying on the ground.

    April 25, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
    • NOT MY CHAIR

      Boba Fett escaped the sarlacc on tatooines

      April 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  24. Ibrahim al-banquet Salad (light on the dressing)

    He died from a phart attack.

    April 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
  25. EP Sato

    RE: Fett's death in Return of the Jedi, I may be able to shed some light on this.

    The Marvel Comics Star Wars series brought Fett back to life. In issue 95 (I think, I haven't read the series in a while), the story got "retconned." Per the comic book, Fett was just knocked out for a while and woke up inside the belly of the sarlac, somehow escaping. The comic made him out to be a bit of a cyborg.

    I haven't bothered with any of the Dark Horse series because I felt the story was pretty much over. Between the Marvel Comics series ending (issue 107 I believe it was) and Return of the Jedi, I felt that all the needed stories had been told.

    Odd to me how the article doesn't talk about the saarlac pit AT ALL. This is noteworthy in part because the character died a lame death before Lucas was aware of Fett's popularity. I've seen several interviews where Lucas talked about how he would have given Fett a cooler death had he known the character was so loved.

    I'm not a fan of the Fett's personally. I found the characters lacked depth and were too easily defeated to have earned their reputations.

    April 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
    • gavilansalvaje

      A combination of a verrrrrry slow digestive system, armor and a jet pack got Fett out of that hole.

      April 25, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
  26. xjdavid

    "Tales from Jabba's Palace" relates his escape from the Sarlacc. Fun read.

    April 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
    • J2fold

      It was called Tale of the bounty Hunters.

      October 19, 2012 at 7:35 pm |
  27. Pointless

    Boba Fett died in Return of the Jedi, they only brought him back in the Extended Universe to pander to idiot fanboys who are incidentially the only people that care about what happens in the Extended Universe. But yeah, kill off a character that was already killed off? Yeah whatever, what's nextm gonna kill off Superman again?

    April 25, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
    • Seraphim0

      Actually, a lot of the extended universe stuff is written quite well. Your post is akin to saying that anyone who reads a book series based off of a movie that exploded into its own best selling spawning run is an idiot. Well played.

      April 25, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
      • Vad

        I have read more crap than good. The more crap that is written the more it diminishes the whole Star Wars Experience. I have read a little good, the second Timothy Zahn book, Dark Force Rising was decent but too many authors think if Ithey put "Star Wars" on the cover it will be great.

        April 25, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
      • Pointless

        Anyone who reads a book series based off of a movie ... is an idiot. Yes that is a fair assesement.

        April 26, 2012 at 6:52 pm |
  28. sadf

    Is it really so easy to get CNN to pay you to write?

    April 25, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
    • Jim Stanek

      Apparently. Next week they'll write an article about how Mickey is a Mouse. What yellow journalistic rag.

      April 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
      • Shazaam

        And here you are clicking and then commenting on it, you old boob. Way to go.

        April 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
      • Jim Stanek

        Keep your old boobs to yourself, Shaazam!. Nobody wants to see them or know anything about them.

        April 25, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
    • AmericanSam

      Some people like these light-hearted stories, Scrooge.

      April 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
      • Jim Stanek

        Then buy a comic book or a fanboy magazine- it doesnt have to make the news, Stooge.

        April 25, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  29. grumpyolddragon

    Really? Lucas goes over everything with a fine tooth comb? Then explain how serveral books within the Star Wars universe have Boba Fett living till old age?

    April 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
    • Jim Stanek

      Lucasfilm, not Lucas goes over everything with a fine tooth comb.

      Seems to me like they're combing the desert with an afro pick. "We can't find sheeit."

      April 25, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
  30. the_dude

    People like him just for the helmet. His gun sucked, the jet pack was weak. Only the helmet was cool.

    April 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
  31. Genthar

    Erm...he died in Return of the Jedi...eaten by the Sarlaac. "The Star Wars universe exists across games, TV series, movies, comics, novels and far more obscure things and everything is canon. Lucasfilm needs to keep all of this in mind and help to make sure I’m not accidentally tripping over continuity." By killing him ..."with the many smoking holes all over his body..." you've not only tripped over continuity, you kicked it in the privates and threw it off of a bridge...

    April 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
    • chibidw

      There is expanded universe lore outside of this comic, bro. He made his way out, look it up. And it is considered canon as LucasFilm does not allow any EU novels to be released that cannot be fit into canon.

      April 25, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
    • grumpyolddragon

      He survived the Sarlacc...just sayin' :P Dark Emipre series from Dark Horse takes place after Return of the Jedi and Fett is in it.

      April 25, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
    • Daniel

      Actually, Boba was not killed by the Sarlaac. It takes the Sarlaac thousands of years to slowly digest its food, slowly stripping away at the flesh it captures inside of it. Boba Fett was able to kill the Sarlaac from within and escape it alive, but not without a serious amount of injury incurred to himself as well. So no, Boba hash't been killed before, just gotten pretty close to it.

      April 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
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        May 27, 2012 at 5:13 am |
    • Vad

      You speak logic good sir. Boba Fett did die to be consumed over the course of a 1000 years. Despite all the authors blabbering about Fett's cool green armor, the only green Tom Taylor is seeing belongs in a wallet. Lucas had Fett die in an uncool and anti climatic way. I saw it on the screen and that is final word! Any magazine that has him blasting out of Sarlaac's stomach is good for toilet paper only.

      April 25, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  32. Rob

    Well it was Jango Fett who was cloned and though he appears many years later. I am damn sure he died in the Sarlacc pit after Han Solo taking advise from Chewbecca hits Boba Fetts jet pack with a Bantha stick sending him flying into the side of Jabbas yacht and falling down into the pit. But comic books took over and he used a thermal detonator to get out of the pit.

    April 25, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
    • Stealth Icon

      Jango was Bobba's father

      April 25, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
    • VonDoom

      That makes as much sense as one big run-on sentence.

      April 25, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  33. JonfromLI

    Maybe I'm missing something here. Boba Fett died in Return of the Jedi. Did the movie leave any room for him to escape the Sarlac? Seems like they are running out of new ideas to develop stories within the Star Wars Universe, so they're just content with rewriting Lucas' own material.

    April 25, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
    • Stealth Icon

      He was able to get out of the pit. There is more story lines in the universe than have been covered by the movies

      April 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
    • gavilansalvaje

      "Tales From Jabba's Palace"

      April 25, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
  34. Marty

    What a piece of journalistic tripe that was! Who wrote that.....an escapee from a preschool for the criminally insane?

    April 25, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
    • Abdalmalk

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      July 1, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
  35. chibidw

    Oh please, this is going to be like that episode of the WB Batman animated series, where they started off a storyline with Batman being dead, only it turns out he's actually alive, and he faked his own death to find out who tried to kill him.

    Either that, or they're going to have a backlash on the level of Optimus Prime's death. I mean, there's only so far that you can allow this series to be butchered, Lucas.

    April 25, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
    • Roland

      Or you care way to much about this.

      April 25, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
      • VonDoom

        Everybody loves something. I'm sure you have a few "geeky" things that you dig but makes others cringe.

        April 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  36. Mendozian

    Answer for those over 40 – Kristin Shepherd shot Boba Fett.
    Answer for those under 40 – Maggie Simpson shot Boba Fett.

    You're welcome.

    April 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
    • chibidw

      Who shot B.F.?

      April 25, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  37. Knee Jerk

    Just another innocent minority killed.

    Email me for directions to our rally and Mandalorian armor march.

    Justice for Boba Fett!

    I am Boba Fett.

    April 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
    • Roland

      That was lame.

      April 25, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
    • scoobs

      Roland is lame. You my friend are awesome.

      April 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
    • Knee Jerk

      Thank you scoobs and after reading Roland’s other comments I have to agree on both your comments.

      April 26, 2012 at 8:09 am |
  38. try and try again

    this is impossible, boba fett was clearly killed in the first part of return of the jedi, when his rocket pack was damaged in the fight to rescue luke, he is seen falling into the mouth of the creature where luke was supposed to slowly die a thousand deaths, i mean come on people, how the heck would he have survived that????

    April 25, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
    • Jill

      Boba Fett is such a badass that he survived the Sarlacc. The only other person in the galaxy who could accomplish that feat is Chuck Norris.

      April 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
    • Jennifer

      Boba Fett survived the sarlaac due to his armor...climbed out and has lived a very long time according to the novels....yeah yeah ok I'm a geek I know.

      April 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
    • M

      He comes crawling back out in some comic book. I remember the picture.

      Nothing ever stays dead in comics. That's so lame.

      April 25, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
    • Roland

      Inside the suit was Chuck Norris.

      April 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
    • Chris, Austin

      See my short essay below on the difference between "dead" and "Sci-fi dead."

      April 25, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
    • VonDoom

      How could he have survived? It's called a movie, Star Wars nonetheless.

      April 25, 2012 at 5:30 pm |
  39. Gregor

    Boba Fett isn't dead - I follow him on Twitter.

    April 25, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
    • PithaTheHutt

      he must be slipping if u can follow him that easily!

      April 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  40. Winston846

    Boba Fett was killed in Return of the Jedi when Han Solo inadvertantly ignited his jet pack sending him careening off Jabba's sail barge and into the Sarlacc pit. So I guess you can say Han Solo killed him.

    April 25, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
    • Chris, Austin

      Ahh, but there's dead, and the there's Sci-fi dead. No other medium allows so many possibilities for resurrection of popular characters. A friend of mine says it's like soap opera dead, but I disagree – I recently saw my first episode of Clone Wars while channel surfing, and Darth Maul was alive, and half spider robot. Try that on "Guiding Light," hahaha.

      Daniel Jackson on "Stargate SG-1" is, I think, the most prominent example. He died like four or five times, once for two whole seasons. But he wasn't dead dead.

      He was sci-fi dead.

      April 25, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
      • VonDoom

        Very true. Maul was reintroduced back in a short story in a graphic novel published back in 2005. Many of the baddest Sith Lords survive mortal situations with a little Frankenstein thrown in; Darth Vader is a perfect example of this. Obi-Wan was thrown back into the movie just seconds after his death in the first Star Wars, Luke hears his voice. Most complain yet don't realize that's this has been there since the beginning.

        April 25, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
      • Rynomite

        Jesus = Sci-Fi Dead

        April 25, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
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  41. Truth

    Boba Fett was a liberal stooge. He didn't believe in working, spawned an entire army out of wedlock and worked for the empire, which supported higher taxes. Fett should have died long ago.

    April 25, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
    • Phearis

      You're thinking of his father Jango Fett. Boba Fett, like the rest of the Mandalorian race, was freelance.

      April 25, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
    • bwhitten

      You do realize that you are referring to a fictional character set in a fictional universe in a fictional movie (and you couldn't even get that right). Sorta like your idea of politics.

      April 25, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
      • Roland

        I find no irony that his name is Truth.

        April 25, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
    • PithaTheHutt

      Everyone knows Boba Fett eventually had a helmet change and later would secretly marry Lando!

      April 25, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
    • gavilansalvaje

      Wasn't that Jango?

      April 25, 2012 at 5:37 pm |
    • Jaina_Jade@Truth

      Like others have said before, you have your Fett's switched. Boba Fett was married and had a daughter from that marriage, tho he later divorced her mother. The daughter was later killed by a Sith Lord which resulted in Boba teaming up with (and training) Jaina Solo, so that he could avenge his daughter and rescue his granddaughter.

      April 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
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        July 3, 2012 at 5:18 am |