Based on the sixth episode titled ‘The Prisoner‘. This story sees The Mandalorian take part in a prison break, which is put together by his old friend Ranzer Malk. Ranzer introduces Mando to a team led by a former Imperial Sharp Shooter called Mayfeld who seems to spend most of his time trying to provoke Mando for the sport of it. The rest of the team includes Zero who is the only Droid member of the crew, which pretty much means that Mando will take an instant dislike to him. And we also have Xi’an and Burg. To say that the rescue goes south would be an understatement.
Georges Jeanty continues to do solid work with the artwork and one of the first images we see in this issue is The Razercrest parks up on the hanger deck of Razer’s little station. The character drawings throughout are pretty consistent but only very loosely resemble the actors that played the parts in the show. But thankfully that is not really all that important. The art does well to capture the spirit and fun of this episode, which was perhaps the wild west of the show’s first season in terms of it having a sort of Dirty Dozen or Magnificent Seven vibe to it. But with the villains being truly villains here. I loved the sequence of panels where we see Mando take out all the droids on the prison ship. And also loved the brief moment where we see Grogu aka Baby Yoda use his force powers to take the Razercrest back from Zero.
Rodney Barnes another chapter that stays quite faithful to the episode. However, the book continues to give us a slightly different take on the episodes with the comics’ different take on the visuals, which is always interesting to see.