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Boba Fett was a clone of Jango Fett, given as partial compensation by the Kaminoans for Jango's provision of genetic material for the construction of what would become the Grand Army of the Republic.
Boba was an unusual sort of clone, though, in that he matured at a rate similar to that of normally-born humanoids, and in that he, perhaps illogically, regarded Jango as his father.
He was orphaned at a young age when Mace Windu beheaded Jango in the Battle of Geonosis. From that battlefield loss, Boba would take on Jango's identity and in sme ways surpass his "father".
He collected Jabba the Hutt's bounty on Han Solo, bringing Solo's carbonite-frozen body back to Tatooine near the end of the Galactic Civil War.
It is at this point that Fett's biography becomes a matter of some debate. Following Solo's rescue, Fett is apparently killed when he falls into the Sarlaac Pit in Tatooine's Judland Wastes. However, as discussed in the notes, below, fandom never took the apparent death seriously. Almost as if to absolutely confirm how ridiculous a death Return of the Jedi had provided, Dark Horse would come to show how Fett escaped the Sarlaac Pit not just once but twice.
George Lucas' comments on the Return of the Jedi DVD in which he expresses regret for having killed Boba, and his observation that the death is "vague" anyway, seem to cement the fact that Boba lived.
Thus, there is a substantial body of comic work which posits a post-Return of the Jedi Boba Fett. Most significantly, perhaps, is the notion that Boba Fett eventually got out of the bounty hunting business and assumed the title of Mandalore, As leader of the Mandalorians, he would, by about the year 40 ABY, re-establish the House of Mandalore with his granddaughter, Mirta Gev.
Pictured at right is one of the key character points of Boba Fett in comics: he escaped the Sarlaac pit. Fans, unhappy that he died so easily in Return of the Jedi, had long cried "foul". Dark Horse fully supported this opinion. They confirmed fans' wishes by harmonizing with other Expanded Universe fiction, dramatically showing the escape, and then using him in a variety of post-Episode VI adventures.
The first appearance of Boba Fett is an interesting case. The very first time he was seen in a piece of sequential art is different than his first appearance in comic books. He first appeared in Russ Manning's syndicated newspaper strips, which appeared prior to the theatrical release of Episode V. It was not until 1994, however, that these strips would appear in comic book form, in Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures #9.
Thus his first appearance in comic books is the Marvel adaptation of The Empire Strikes Back, while his first appearance in comics wouldn't be put into book form for about another 15 years.
First Appearance: Marvel Comics Illustrated/Marvel Illustrated Books (1970) Paperback 02114
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Blood Ties (2010)
#1 Classic Star Wars (1992)
- 'Jango and Boba Fett, Part 1 of 4'#2
- 'Jango and Boba Fett, Part 2 of 4'#3
- 'Jango and Boba Fett, Part 3 of 4'#4
- 'Jango and Boba Fett, Part 4 of 4'
Classic Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1994)
TPB Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures (1994)
- 'The Comic Book Adaptation'TPB
Darth Vader (2015)
#1 Dave Stevens: Complete Sketches & Studies (2011)
- 'Book I, Vader'#6
- 'Book I, Part VI Vader'#7
- 'Book II, Part I Shadows And Secrets'#12
- 'Book II, Part VI Shadows and Secrets'
Dave Stevens: Covers & Stories (2012)
Free Comic Book Day: Avatar - The Last Airbender/Star Wars and Captain Midnight (2013)
Jawa Force (1997)
Marvel Comics Illustrated/Marvel Illustrated Books (1970)
Star Wars (1977)
#42 Star Wars (2013)
- 'To Be A Jedi!'#43
- 'Betrayal At Bespin!'#44
- 'Duel A Dark Lord!'#50
- 'The Crimson Forever!'#68
- 'The Search Begins'#70
- 'The Stenax Shuffle'#81
- 'Jawas of Doom'
Star Wars (2015)
#4 Star Wars [FIN] (1999)
- 'Book I, Part IV: Skywalker Strikes'#5
- 'Book I, Part V: Skywalker Strikes'#6
- 'Book I, Part VI: Skywalker Strikes'
Star Wars Fan Club Special (2008)
#2010 Star Wars Galaxy (2010)
- 'Thank The Maker'
Star Wars Galaxy Magazine (1994)
Star Wars Handbook (1998)
Star Wars Legends: The New Republic - Epic Collection (2015)
Star Wars Omnibus (2006)
Star Wars Tales (1999)
Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collection (2007)
Star Wars: A New Hope - Manga (1998)
Star Wars: Agent Of The Empire - Hard Targets (2012)
Star Wars: Battle of the Bounty Hunters (1996)
Star Wars: Boba Fett (1995)
TPB Star Wars: Boba Fett (1997)
- 'Death, Lies, and Treachery'#1
- 'Bounty on the Bar-Kooda'#2
- 'When the Fat Lady Swings'#3
- 'Murder Most Foul'
Star Wars: Boba Fett - Agent of Doom (2000)
Star Wars: Boba Fett - Enemy of the Empire (1999)
Star Wars: Boba Fett - Man With a Mission (2007)
Star Wars: Boba Fett - Overkill (2006)
Star Wars: Boba Fett - Twin Engines of Destruction (1997)
One-shot Star Wars: Crimson Empire III - Empire Lost (2011)
- 'Twin Engines of Destruction'
#1#2 Star Wars: Dark Empire II (1994)
- 'Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost (Part 2 of Six)'
Star Wars: Dark Empire Trilogy (2010)
HC Star Wars: Empire (2002)
- 'Star Wars: Dark Empire Trilogy'
#4 Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back - Manga (1999)
- 'Betrayal, Part 4'#7
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Star Wars: Jango Fett (2002)
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Manga (1999)
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (1996)
Special 2#1 Star Wars: The Bounty Hunters (1999)
- 'Part 1 of 6'#2
- 'Part 2 of 6'#3
- 'Part 3 of 6'#4
- 'Part 4 of 6'#5
- 'Part 5 of 6'#6
- 'Part 6 of 6'
Star Wars: The Crimson Empire Saga (2012)
HC Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (2010)
- 'Star Wars: The Crimson Empire Saga'
Star Wars: Underworld - The Yavin Vassilika (2000)
Star Wars: Vader's Little Princess (2013)
Star Wars: Zam Wesell (2002)
Steve Epting sketchbook (2009)
Bounty Hunter's Guild
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