Synopsis: Having tracked down a valuable quarry, the Mandalorian must now contend with thieving bandits. Will the Mandalorian battle it out with the Jawas or is an alliance in the cards?
Having picked up the Child. The Mandalorian makes his way back to the Razer Crest only to find that the Jawa’s have plundered the ship for spare parts. Mando then goes after the Jawa’s but has little success. Having pretty much given up hope of getting off the planet. Din Djarin heads back to see if Kuiil can offer any help. Kuiil suggests that Din Djarin offer something in trade and takes him to see the Jawas. Eventually, a trade deal is made, but it will not be an easy task as Din Djarin must steal an egg from the mighty muddhorn creature.
Georges Jeanty does a great job of the artwork in this second issue. The panels where we see Din Djarin attacking the Jawas Sandcrawler are really dramatic and fantastically true to what we saw in the Disney+ TV series. We also get some wonderful panels of The Mandalorian doing battle with the Muddhorn, which are brilliantly juxtaposed with The Child using the Force in order to help Din Djarin in his fight.
This issue does a really solid job of adapting the second episode of the series to comic book form. It was really cool seeing what the book’s artist could do with some of the action set pieces that are taken from the show. The attack on the Jawa’s Sandcrawler is pretty much the big highlight of this issue. As I really enjoyed seeing the various different angles that the artists manages to show us.
I also enjoyed getting a bit more of a nuanced perspective on the friendship that Din Djarin forms with Kuill.
Overall this issue picks up the story from the first issue brilliantly well and reminds me of what a great first season we had when it comes to the series.