Salvage had slightly better artwork
than Enemy of the Empire, since it was
created by other artists. The story was one that I really enjoyed,
though. Boba Fett gets to battle an enemy any way that he can. The flies
are so numerous, and so dangerous, that nobody can say he was being
We got to see most of Fett's armament
in this story, from his missiles to, especially, his flame thrower. I
loved his wonder at what would happen to his ship, only to discover his
prisoner having a snack!
his treatment of the other prisoner, whom he allowed to die, was quite
The narrative in this story, as with
Enemy of the Empire, got in the way too
often, describing things that Fett could have been thinking, but giving
us too much exposition, at the same time. I think if the plot is so
complex, it might be time to rethink it.
I still enjoyed the story, since it
allowed Fett to show off, something he doesn't always get to do.
In the short story called "Salvage", Fett comes upon a derelict ship, where the casket of a man with a
crown lies. The crew was killed by insects that burrow into the skin.
They take out one of Fett's prisoners, and threaten to eat through the
Mandalorian armor. The derelict is destroyed in Fett's attempt to
incinerate the flies, but Fett escapes. He worries, though, because
some of the flies entered his ship. Fortunately, his other prisoner
is native to the flies' planet, and is found munching happily on the surprise
Again, the art is very well done, and the story is kind of fun.
We get to see Fett as a caretaker of prisoners, and how he uses them when he
suits his needs. Great fun.