In Review: Star Wars: The Mandalorian (2022-) #4 (of 8)

The Mandalorian teams up with an ex-soldier to protect a farming village from raiders.
Mandalorian

Synopsis: The Mandalorian teams up with an ex-soldier to protect a farming village from raiders.

 

The Story

After having rescued Baby Yoda from the imperial cloner. Din Djarin gets away from the guild and heads to a backwoods planet without a spaceport or any commercial centers. His plan is to lay low with the child for a while. However, this becomes a little bit of a problem when Din Djarin is approached by a couple of farmers who need his help to defend themselves from raiders that have been using an AT-ST to destroy their crops and steal from them.

Din Djrin and former Rebel Shock Trooper Cara Dune who he has recently met agree to help. But soon find themselves having to train the farmers in basic combat so that they can deal with the AT ST. While on the planet Din Djarin meets Omera who tries to get him to stay on the planet with her and raise The Child. 

 

The Artwork

Georges Jeanty does a pretty good job of the artwork in this issue. I particularly enjoyed the less action-orientated panels in which Baby Yoda was blending in with the other children and basically enjoying life. However, the action beats are great too. Particularly the sequence of panels in which Din Djarin and Cara Dune work to take down the AT-ST. This is a sequence in the TV show that I thought would be challenging to do in the comic. But Jeanty pretty much nails it and does so using fewer panels than I would have thought it needed.

 

Overall

This is a pretty faithful adaptation of the episode, which was appropriately called Sanctuary. I loved how well handled the various conversations were. In fact, I actually forgot about how much detail was in Cara Dune’s initial conversation with The Mandalorian. I also forgot about the bit of conversation that Din Djarin has with The Child as they land on the planet. So reading these comic adaptations are reminding me of moments from the series, but also adds a bit more of a twist to them as well.

I look forward to seeing how Rodney Barnes handles the next issue.

9.7
Star Wars: The Mandalorian (2022-) #4 (of 8)
  • Covers
    9.4
  • 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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