The Book of Boba Fett: The Surprising Marvel Connections

Like in The Book of Boba Fett, it’s those pesky Jawa scavengers who first discover an unconscious bounty hunter. But in this case, they confuse him for some sort of droid or cyborg, so they pack him into their Sandcrawler. He later has a run-in with Han Solo and Leia, who are trying to rescue Artoo from these same Jawas. Fortunately for Han, Boba is suffering from amnesia and doesn’t know he’s staring his mortal enemy in the face. Because of this, Han decides to try and rescue Boba too, but when Leia says the scoundrel’s name, the bounty hunter suddenly remembers what happened to him and shifts right back into kill mode.

The story ends with Han and Leia escaping the Sandcrawler as it goes crashing down into the sarlacc pit, dooming Boba once again to be slowly digested over 1,000 years. Don’t worry, he’ll get out again…eventually.

Black Krrsantan

Boba’s story isn’t the only way in which The Book of Boba Fett pays homage to Marvel comics, though. That fearsome Wookiee bounty hunter introduced in “The Tribes of Tatooine” as the Hutt twins’ bodyguard? That’s Black Krrsantan, a character who debuted in 2015 in Marvel’s Darth Vader #1 by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca, and who has become one of the foremost bounty hunters of Disney’s canon Original Trilogy era.

That first issue of Darth Vader begins Black Krrsantan’s story in the months after A New Hope, when the Dark Lord of the Sith is trying to hunt down the rebel who destroyed the Death Star. Already working for Jabba the Hutt alongside Boba Fett, Krrsantan is sent by the crime lord to aid in Vader’s search.

Krrsantan also fought old Ben Kenobi on Tatooine in one of the “From the Journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi” stories from Marvel’s Star Wars by Jason Aaron and Mike Mayhew. In issue #20 (2016), Krrsantan comes face to face with the Jedi Master after kidnapping Owen Lars, Luke Skywalker’s uncle. Guess who won that fight.

He’s also had run-ins with Han Solo and Chewbacca in the comics, and even helped stop a plot to assassinate Emperor Palpatine in the pages of Doctor Aphra, which is where he’s appeared in the comics most recently.

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