Beyond “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” Qi’ra’s story is told through comics. One of the more notable tales to come out of her time in print stems from the “War of the Bounty Hunters” comic series by Charles Soule. Set between “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” and “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi,” she puts her power as the leader of Crimson Dawn on full display in a big way. She sends her agents to attack the bounty hunter Boba Fett to acquire the prize of all prizes: Han Solo frozen in carbonite.
Yes, Qi’ra and Han do indeed reunite, only the latter has no idea it happens. She organizes an auction for her ex, which leads various criminal parties to attend in hopes of scoring the notorious Corellian smuggler. Unfortunately for her, things go awry when Darth Vader arrives, leading Qi’ra to duel him while Rebel agents and Fett duke it out over Han. In the end, Fett escapes with the carbonite block, Qi’ra narrowly survives her clash with Vader, and the Rebellion is left without one of its most crucial members. To top it all off, the whole ordeal leads to a meeting between her and Han’s new love interest, Princess Leia Organa.
To say that Qi’ra and Han’s reunion doesn’t go as fans might’ve hoped it would is an understatement. Then again, that’s par for the course in the “Star Wars” galaxy, where romance more often goes wrong than right.