NO ONE CAN DEFEAT IG-88! WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS TIE-IN!
IG-88 is an advanced assassin droid designed for death, destruction, and mayhem. Its weapons systems are unparalleled, its design flawless. Yet the galaxy’s most sinister droid bounty hunter can still fail. What motivates IG-88’s resurrection time and time again? Is it programming or something…more? And can IG-88 find a strategy to overcome its old foe, Boba Fett?! Rodney Barnes’ and Guiu Vilanova’s one-shot is the fourth of four action-packed “War of the Bounty Hunters” tie-ins about the criminal underworld’s most notorious hunters and scoundrels, all told by the best STAR WARS writers and illustrators in the galaxy.
AIPTStar Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters: IG-88 is an example of how Star Wars comics enrich characters who are often given very little screen time. It's also an example of how there is heart and soul in any character, no matter if they are flesh and blood or metal and oil. It's a sympathetic story about a killer robot that that surprises, delights, and makes you think.
Graphic PolicyOverall, Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters " IG-88 is an exciting story which reintroduces this character, which most would not pay attention to. The story by Barnes is fun. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, this story is exactly why now is the best time to be a Star Wars fan.
Comic WatchThe mega-crossover event that I really don't want to end and this book is part of the reason why. Smart, witty, beautiful, action-packed, it's everything a Star Wars comic should be. Coincidentally, it's also everything a good comic should be. Definitely worth your time and money.
ComicBook.comThe book is surely entertaining and keeps the reader invested in IG-88's trajectory and concludes with the details that make him most fascinating, though anyone who is already familiar with the droid won't be missing out by passing on this standalone adventure.
But Why Tho?IG-88 #1 is alright as a stand-alone comic, poor as a tie-in, and not all that special as a tribute to a bounty hunter people have adored for decades.
Comic CrusadersSo much time is dedicated to repair and introspection and so little spent on actual action making this one of the most disappointing parts of what has otherwise been an excellent crossover.