It’s been a long time coming. But Star Wars fans can finally get their mitts on an episode-by-episode adaptation of The Mandalorian, which will hit comic book stores in the summer.
According to a report that dropped on Starwars.com, Marvel Comics is going to release an eight-issue adaptation of the eight episodes that made up season one of The Mandalorian. The comic book series is set to launch in June and will be a faithful retelling of the first seasons. It will be illustrated by Georges Jeanty and written by Rodney Barnes. “The story of the Mandalorian checks so many boxes of the stuff I’m passionate about,” Barnes stated. “I love Westerns, fantasy, science fiction, comedy, drama…it’s a dream gig for any writer. I’m just glad I was chosen for this assignment!”
“I’ve always thought an artist’s style is a lot like writing in shorthand. It’s very subjective. What I bring to Star Wars is my detail and love for a galaxy far, far away,” Jeanty explained. “Star Wars, especially where bounty hunters are concerned, is a messy landscape. I love drawing all the little details. My look has always been detail-oriented, and with The Mandalorian, there is so much going on with the character and in the background, and I look forward to adding visually to the already rich tapestry that makes up this universe!”
The opening series of The Mandalorian debuted on Disney + in the winter of 2019. It was an instant hit with fans and even got nominated for the Outstanding Drama Series at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. It went on to win 7 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
The show’s second season premiered in October of 2020 and the third season is currently being filmed and is expected to premiere at some stage in the winter. Actor and director Carl Weathers have confirmed that he has been working on one of the season 3 storylines.
While only the first season of the TV show is being adapted to comics. There is no reason why we will not see further adaptations of the TV show as well as independent stories set in the space between the two shows. Like many fans of the series. I personally would love to know more about Din Djarin and his origins. I’d also love to learn more about what happened to Grogu aka Baby Yoda while he was with Luke. So I’m hoping that this adaptation of the show’s first season will open the door to more stories about The Mandalorian and the various characters that he has introduced us to.