The Internet has exploded with excited fans over a new resource book called, "The Bounty Hunter Code: From The Files of Boba Fett."
"Press the buttons, insert the data card, and the case opens with sounds and lights. Housed within is a text of great import. At some point in his career Boba Fett bound together the latest edition of the Bounty Hunters Guild Handbook and a manifesto from Death Watch, the secretive splinter group of Mandalorians. Together, these volumes make up The Bounty Hunter Code.”
This incredible source of information on Mandalorians and bounty hunters will be released Oct. 15 and is by the collaborated efforts of Dan Wallace, Ryder Windham and Jason Fry. While the normal retail price soars at $100, the set is currently available for preorder through Amazon for almost half that – only $59.99.
From its preview images, this set is jammed pack with fun documents, like Boba Fett’s arms permits and captain license, but the real gold here will be having information on the Bounty Hunters Guild and Boba Fett’s records, not to mention documents related to Death Watch. It’ll also be interesting to see how the editors weave together old canon from the Expanded Universe with revised canon seen in The Clone Wars.
Expect a full report on this item once released this fall.
A little over a month ago the team at The Star Wars Report Network launched a new podcast, “Star Wars Bookworms.”
While they’ve released only three episodes so far, I recommend this new podcast to any fans of the Expanded Universe – whether you’re a casual reader or hardcore completist.
Designed to review, analyze and discuss the happenings in the Expanded Universe, the team hosted by Teresa Delgado and Aaron Goins show great promise in being not only an informative podcast about Star Wars comics and literature – but they demonstrate a natural skill set for interviewing creators.
The hosts and guests approach each topic in a casual manner, not overwhelming listeners with an overabundance of timelines and facts. It’s much more like the discussions you’d have with fellow friends at your local comic shop or in your living room.
Bookworms released a two part episode in March, where they breakdown both volumes of Blood Ties – the multi-generational comic book that dives into the familial story of Jango and Boba Fett.
One of the most enjoyable and well written Boba Fett stories to be published over recent years, the team at Bookworms give some great insights into these volumes and make a number of interesting points.
If you’d like to hear their thoughts on Blood Ties, along with a fascinating interview with Alexander Freed, writer on the Old Republic video games.
You can download Star Wars Bookworms free on iTunes