Zam Wesell

Zam Wesell is everything you’d want in a girl: beauty, intelligence, style, the ability to strip and assemble an EE-3 blaster rifle in less than six seconds…She really does have it all. It’s no wonder that she has caught the eye of fellow bounty hunter, Jango Fett. Jango is going to need her help in finding and destroying a powerful artifact that could prove to be very destructive if it fell into the wrong hands. Though he isn’t usually this sentimental, he wants to make sure the galaxy is safe for his young son.

However, Zam’s motivations are not so noble. She plans to sell the artifact to the highest bidder. If they can’t trust each other and they’ve got every bounty hunter and cutthroat in the galaxy gunning for them, who can they trust?

The Story

Thinking nothing of it, Jango Fett and Zam Wesell have stolen an ancient artefact for a client. But then Zam learns that the artefact has the capabilities to destroy an entire planet and that’s just what the client is intending to do, his target, Coruscant.

Zam must persuade Jango Fett to team up with her to hunt down the client and retrieve and replace the artefact to its place of origin. But unknown to them, the Jedi council have sent Master Yarael Poof to also hunt down the artefact. What will the outcome be from a three way Mexican standoff between a Jedi, Notorious Bounty Hunters and a pack of suicidal terrorists? Find out in ‘Star Wars Zam Wesell’

The Review

This comic is packed with intense dialogue throughout causing there to be little whole page shots of characters or action. The mood of the comic is portrayed through the tone of colour in the background really well, for example in the first few pages when the Jedi council are discussing a new threat, the sky is a dark purple and orange which suggests to the reader danger, threat or grief.

When Zam is persuading Jango to help, we get a very small piece of info about his past life and some love/hate relation between the two of them. There’s also a great final action scene with plenty of laser shooting and many close calls. Unfortunately or fortunately, we get to see the fate of Master Yarael Poof which was never shown in the film. But overall this comic’s storyline is original which makes it so unique. This book is definitely suited for an afternoon read accompanied by a nice cuppa tea.

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