THE SHOCKING BETRAYAL! – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN!
The Galaxy’s deadliest BOUNTY HUNTERS must stop a corrupted VALANCE!
Even if it means his death!!!
ENEMIES become desperate ALLIES!
And who is the wolf in the fold in the BOUNTY HUNTERS’ MIDST?
SciFiPulseTHE SHOCKING BETRAYAL lives up to its billing as we see T’onga pretty much left out in the cold by Bossk. However, Ethan Sacks provides us with some hope in the form of Lieutenant Haydenn who I thought had been fully benched. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
SWNN - Star Wars News NetBounty Hunters #40 is a solid table-setting issue with many necessary twists and turns. With signs of hope for a brighter future, readers can assume happy things are on the horizon for the core cast. However, this is a series where happiness is a fleeting feeling at best. While I’m a little scared the next issue might spoil Dark Droids #5, I won’t be able to avoid it when it hits shelves. That’s the ultimate sign the endgame is working. Nothing else matters but needing to know how it all ends. With two issues to go, mission accomplished.
ComicBook.comThe penultimate issue in the Star Wars: Bounty Hunters crossover with the Dark Droids event, we're given what this ongoing series has a reputation for delivering: weightless wheel-spinning. With Valance being corrupted by the scourge, some bounty hunters are trying to rescue him as others have no problem betraying him, with all the moving pieces and cogs in the machinery also intertwining with the Galactic Empire and Darth Vader himself. As compared to the non-event Bounty Hunters storylines, in which style always took precedence over substance, this issue feels like it wants to only marginally deliver on both fronts, instead opting to just move the pieces on the board into the correct position for the conclusion of the Dark Droids event. In this sense, it's hard to say this issue is a disappointment, since it's not quite actively miserable to get through, more than it's hard to deliver anything especially satisfying when the finale is right around the corner. Anyone particularly invested in this series and these characters will likely appreciate the tension that is mounting, even if this book installment isn't entirely satisfying, though it manages to at least somewhat keep us invested in the final payoff.