Just finished reading “Payback: The Tale of Dengar” written by Dave Wolverton from the Tales of the Bounty Hunters anthology.

When I was a kid Dengar was one of my favorite Star Wars toys. He looked like a mental patient with his bandaged head and what appeared to be an air conditioner strapped to his back… but something about him really appealed to me.

After reading this short story he seems much more interesting; he’s got quite a backstory featuring Han Solo, Boba Fett, Jabba the Hutt and one of Jabba’s dancing girls, Manaroo.

It was a fun read with some depth added to a character I’d always found intriguing… even if the ending was kinda cheesy.
Think I’ll read the one about IG-88 next.

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3 Responses to “Payback”

  1. Eric says:


  2. Sounds like a good book. If I remember I’ll buy it one day….

  3. Neil says:

    I refer you to this if you would care to investigate the further adventures of Manaroo, one of the rising stars of the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Until Disney’s Death Star blew it all up, that is. (Their Death Star has mouse ears, naturally.)