Old Friends: Jabba the Hutt, Bib Fortuna
Synopsis: As the Galactic Civil War rages on, Jabba the Hutt plots ways to expand his criminal empire. In three gruesome tales of power and corruption, Jabba is pitted against rival crimelords...with unexpected results.
Review: Having picked up this graphic novel, I expected it to show the dark, sinister underworld of Star Wars but I was totally taken by surprise! "Jabba the Hutt: The Art of the Deal" is absolutely hilarious (though gruesome, not for the faint hearted!), the dialogue is amusing, the art cartoony and the graphic novel gets better and better!
Jabba's humor, while disturbing, will have you in stitches! One particularly amusing scene is when Jabba throws captured soldiers into the vacuum of space and, after they explode (in a wave of blood), Jabba simply laughs and says "Hah! I love to watch 'em pop!"
While all three stories in the graphic novel are essential reading, the one that deserves the most honorable mention is "The Dynasty Trap". Never has backstabbing in the criminal underworld been so goofy and crazy. Just wait till you see the methods Jabba uses (in person) against not one, but THREE rivals! The dialogue is the best here, which includes the aforementioned scene.
If I had one criticism about this graphic novel is that it was not long enough and I suppose the art could have been a little better. But, all in all, if you want a good laugh Star Wars style, Jabba the Hutt is for you!
Title: Jabba the Hutt: The Art of the Deal