Synopsis: “The Gunslinger”! On a familiar desert planet, the Mandalorian helps a rookie bounty hunter who is in over his head.
Having left a backwoods world in the last issue. Mando heads for Tatooine in search of some off-the-books work. While putting his ship in for some repairs. He makes a promise to mechanic Peli Motto that he’ll get her the credits. While at a local bar Din Djarin meets a young Bounty Hunter called Toro Calican who is looking to make a name for himself. He offers Din Djarin the credits in exchange for his help in capturing Fennec Shand.
Leaving the Child with Peli Motto. Din Djarin heads into the desert with Toro and works to capture his bounty.
Georges Jeanty gets to do some really interesting visuals in this issue as we see things from the point of view of Fennec Shand. I loved the panels where we got to see The Mandalorian through the sights on Shands rifle. Added to that I also enjoyed how well-drawn the Speeder Bikes were in the sequence where Mando and Toro use their speeder bikes and the night sky along with a flash grenade to capture Shand.
“The Gunslinger” is a pretty good adaptation of the episode from the first series that introduced us to the live-action version of Fennec Shand who was played brilliantly by Ming-Na Wen. It is also foreshadowing for the introduction of Boba Fett, who we’d eventually see in season two prior to The Book of Boba Fett.
The artwork was very true to the visuals that we saw in the episode. In some cases, they were more fun than what we saw in the episodes. Especially when it came to some of the points of view stuff such as aiming down gun sights.
Overall. I really enjoyed this issue and look forward to seeing how well the team behind this book does with the next one.