[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
A variety of wine called the Tusken Wind is making the rounds throughout the galaxy. It is considered to be of the highest quality and is worth tens of thousands of credits. On Tatooine, crime lord Jabba the Hutt has a direct line on Tusken Wind straight from the source. However, he’s gotten into a dispute with the Tusken Raider tribes due to Jawa incursions on their territory. Plus, the popularity of Tusken Wind is leading to undesirables coming into the court of Jabba.
Star Wars Age of Rebellion: Jabba the Hutt #1 is a comic is less about Jabba and more about his influence and power across the Tatooine and the galaxy around it. Jabba is a stationary and almost passive figure, but he leverages his strength maintain his position of power.
It’s a quite funny comic too, with dry and often dark humor resulting from the actions and intentions of Jabba. Sure, he may have grand designs on being the greatest crime lord in the Outer Rim, but he also has more basic and instinctual desires to serve as well.
Also, Salacious Crumb is present to add his trademark laughter to the proceedings, and Boba Fett makes a few appearances throughout as well.
Emilio Laiso, Roland Boschi, and Marco Turini split the art throughout the comic, and the three manage to provide a fairly cohesive style and tone throughout. Colorists Andres Mossa, Rachelle Rosenberg, and Neerah Menon give the book a great palette, and the overall book looks damn good throughout.
Star Wars Age of Rebellion: Jabba the Hutt #1 is a highly entertaining comic that shows how much sleezy fun it is to be Jabba the Hutt. There are plenty of laughs, shocking moments, and bits of grotesquery spread throughout to give the book a lot of flavor. This one gets a recommendation for sure. Check it out
Star Wars Age of Rebellion: Jabba the Hutt #1 comes to us from writer Greg Pak, artists Emilio Laiso, Roland Boschi, and Marco Turini, color artists Andres Mossa, Rachelle Rosenberg, and Neeraj Menon, letterer VC’s Travis Lanham, cover artist Terry Dodson with Rachel Dodson, and variant cover artists Gerald Parel; Mike McKone with Guru-eFX; and Nilo Rodis-Jamero.
Final Score: 8/10