Star Wars: Age of Rebellion: Jabba The Hutt #1 (Marvel Comics)
Not content with putting out four different Star Wars titles each month, Marvel has also been releasing different one shot specials that detail different characters of the many Star Wars trilogies. We’ve had Anakin Skywalker, Ob-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, and even Grand Moff Tarkin, and now we get Jabba The Hutt.
Greg Pak and artists Emilio Laiso, Roland Boschi, and Marco Turini put the spotlight on everyone’s favorite intergalactic crime boss, and the results are surprisingly kind of cool.
What makes this book so interesting is that Pak wisely gives the focus to the underworld of the galaxy far, far away, with Jabba being behind a smuggling ring for a beverage called “The Tusken Wind”. As the only supplier, Jabba can name his price, and Pak portrays the large slug Hutt as more a of a Don Corleone of the galaxy, which is really the only way you could portray him in his own comic.
With three artists on a book, there’s always a big chance that you’ll run into a few competing styles, and that’s unfortunately the case here. On their own, Emilio Laiso, Roland Boscchi, and Marco Turini are pretty solid artists, but together they are a little too different to be looped together into one book. Their styles make for a pretty jarring read, and it’s a real shame, cause aside from this, the book is actually pretty fun.
While many people may see this comic on the stands and immediately be confused as to why Jabba The Hutt has a comic, those that pick it up will find this one shot pretty cool, showcasing a side of the Star Wars universe that isn’t shown as much as it should. Will we see a Jabba ongoing after this? Probably not, but it’s fun to have this issue nonetheless.