In Review: Star Wars: The Mandalorian (2022-) #1 (of 8)

The Mandalorian bounty hunter tracks a target for a well-paying, mysterious client.

Synopsis: The Mandalorian bounty hunter tracks a target for a well-paying, mysterious client. Witness the introduction of Din Djarin and the first meeting between the Mandalorian and the Child!


The Story

This opening issue mirrors much of what viewers would have seen in the opening episode of Mandalorian but brings a somewhat newer visual perspective to the events seen on the show. Much like the series. The story hits the ground running as we see Djinn DJarin track a bounty and bring them in for his payment from Greef Karga. But we get a bit more dialogue from Djinn’s Bounty as he says that he was hoping to make it home to his family for Life Day just as Djinn places him in Carbonite.

As Djinn collects his money from Greef Karga he takes on a new Bounty, which leads him to his first meeting with Grogu who at this point is just known as The Child.


The Artwork

 Georges Jeanty does a fantastic job with the artwork in this book. I loved the action sequence that opens the book when we see Djinn Djarin take down a few thugs and capture his bounty. I loved some of the interesting angles that Jeanty chose to use in his recreation of this opening scene from the series. 

I also enjoyed the sequence of panels where Djinn Djarin meets Kuiil for the first time, which leads up to his first meeting with Grogu. 



This first issue of The Mandalorian is pretty much a word-for-word reproduction of what we saw in the series. But what makes it interesting is the somewhat different visual perspective that the book’s artists brings to the table. For example, in the panels that reproduce Djinn Djarins meeting with his imperial employer. The artist manages to make the stormtroopers look a tad more banged up and worse for wear than they were in the series.

Overall. A really solid start.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian (2022-) #1 (of 8)
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