This article is about a story featuring Boba Fett in Star Wars Tales #18. You may be looking for Payback: The Tale of Dengar or Payback (scenario).

Payback is an 8-page comic featured in Star Wars Tales #18, written by Andy Diggle, and illustrated by Henry Flint.

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Boba Fett takes a job from Drex, a crime lord operating in the Gallapraxis system. It is his job to acquire Feleen Bantillian, dead or alive, for the fee of 50,000 credits. Drex tells him that Bantillian had killed his son. Fett tracks him to an abandoned droid plant on Vornax, and gives him a chance to surrender. Bantillian tells Fett that he is Drex's son, and that Fett killed his brother. Drex set up Fett. Fett fires at Bantillian, who blocks the blast with an old droideka shield. Bantillian closes the roof of the area they are in. Dozens of old droids stagger towards Fett, trying to kill him. A war droid shoots him out of the sky, damaging his jetpack. Fett destroys the droid. Fett then shoots a tank of machine oil, setting Bantillian afire. The being jumps into a deep pool of water, only belatedly realizing that he cannot swim. He calls for his droids to help and all of them sink to the bottom. Fett goes back to an astonished Drex, who pays Fett reluctantly. Fett gives Drex Bantillian's head, with a thermal detonator in the mouth. As Fett leaves he mutters, "Payback doesn't pay."

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