Synopsis: REDEMPTION! The Mandalorian and his allies come to know their true enemy, who already knows much about them.
The Mandalorian, Cara Dune, and Greef Carga are surrounded by Imperial Shock Troopers who are under the command of Moff Gideon. Just how they will escape is up for debate. But it is certain that Moff Gideon is not going to let them go without a fight. Meanwhile, having killed Kuiil two Imperial Biker Scouts are transporting The Child to Moff Gideon when they come upon IG-11 who fulfills his mission to nurse and protect the child. Having recovered the Baby Grogu the IG-11 travels to the town in order to attempt to rescue Din Djarin and his friends and help them with their escape.
Georges Jeanty turns the volume up in this final issue of the first-season adaptation of The Mandalorian. Its great seeing how the artist interprets the various action beats and comparing them with the live-action of the TV series. My favorite sequence of panels is when we see IG-11 stop the two scout troopers in their tracks and rescue Grogu. I also love the final panel where we see Moff Gideon standing on top of his destroyed Tie Fighter.
Overall this has been a pretty faithful adaptation of the TV show’s first season and it’s been fun seeing things from a slightly different perspective. Especially when it comes to the visual side of things. As far as the story goes. Rodney Barnes stayed fairly true to the events that we saw in the series. And doesn’t really deviate or add very much to the story. Instead, he takes the safer route of remaining very true to the story, which is understandable given how precious we fans can be.
That said. I really enjoyed revisiting this story via the comic book run and look forward to seeing how the adaptation of the show’s second season works out.