The Angry Nerd Comic Review: Gekko the Bounty Hunter #1
I recently got a copy of Gekko the Bounty Hunter #1 from the actor who plays Gekko in The Mandalorian, Dominic Pace. I broke it down a little on the video I did where I unboxed the comic and got my first look at it. You can find that here. For those of you who would rather read this, or do both, here’s my review.
The first thing that I noticed was how the colors really pop on this. I’ve read a lot of comics, and they don’t always stand out, but this one is amazing. I like the feel of the paper stock they used, and it really helps the colors to stand out. I also really liked the aesthetic choice of the red outline between the panels, it helped the darker tones of the blacks and blues and the shadow really stand out.
I love the fact that the name of his ship is the Scythe, and I really like the design. The overall tone of the comic is definitely dark and mysterious, shadowy and grimy. It really makes you feel like you’re in the bowels of the criminal underworld as Gekko stalks his prey. I also liked the fact that the comic shows tracking fobs and bounty pucks along the way.
The only thing I have a problem with this comic is how short it is. I know it’s a four-part series, but I want MORE GEKKO! I can’t wait to see the continuation of this adventure, and all the adventures that come after! I really want to see either a full comic run that brings Gekko into the zeitgeist or a live-action series with Dominic returning to the role or even added to one of the animated series, as long as Dominic is the voice.
Gekko is a great character, and Dominic really brings him to life on the screen, especially with his muscular 6’4” frame filling out Gekko’s cape and massive gauntlets. I think Gekko if given the chance, could be one of the most badass bounty hunters in all of Star Wars lore! Personally, I would love to see him get up to no good with Boba Fett in that upcoming series or maybe tangle with Din Djarin in the next season of The Mandalorian, cause some problems but then become allies in the end as they hunt for Thrawn. Just throwing some stuff out there. Gekko has such a unique and memorable design that it would be a shame if they don’t use him for more stuff! And of course, he has to be played by Dominic, because no one else is as intimately familiar with the character, and no one else can bring him to life the way Dominic can.
To get your hands on the comic, click here. You can choose from the different variant covers, or if you can’t decide, you can get a discount on all four of them! You can also check out his upcoming tour schedule there so you know when and where you can support him in person! Until next time, folks, May the Force Be With You!