In Review: Star Wars: The Mandalorian (2022-) #3 (of 8)

The battered Mandalorian returns to his client to collect his reward and tend to his wounds
Mandalorian

Synopsis: The battered Mandalorian returns to his client to collect his reward and tend to his wounds; complications arise and what should have been a simple task becomes far more dangerous than anyone could have expected.

 

The Story

Having defeated the mudhorn and got his ship fixed in the last issue. Mando takes the Baby Yoda to his client and collects his bounty. After which he goes to the Armorer to have his prize made into new components for his armor, but runs into a little trouble from one of his people that calls him out for doing a job for The former Empire. However, this dispute is soon settled when the Armorer intervenes. After having gotten his Amour reinforced Mando returns to Greef Karga for more work, but still seems a bit preoccupied with the fate of the child. After a quick chat with Karga. The Mandalorian decides to go back to the Clients place and rescue the Child but meets a great deal of resistance as he makes his escape. 

 

The Artwork

Georges Jeanty brings some solid artwork to this issue. Indeed one of my favorite panels in the issue is from the sequence of events where Mando drops the child off. There is one gorgeous panel where we see Baby Yoda’s reflection in Mando’s helmet, which feels like a nice bit of visual foreshadowing for what is to come. I also enjoyed how well drawn the attack on The Clients base was. I especially enjoyed the sequence where Mando activates his Whistling Birds in order to get clear of some stormtroopers.

 

Overall

Rodney Barnes remains faithful to the story from the show’s first season and is producing a fairly entertaining comic book adaptation. Where this book really shines is the artwork. It is quite interesting and fun to see an artist’s alternative take on many of the scenes that we all probably know by heart by now. At least I do. As have probably watched the first season a good three or four times by now. Overall this is another solid issue.

9.8
Star Wars: The Mandalorian (2022-) #3 (of 8)
  • Covers
    9.6
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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