Synopsis: In THE PASSENGER! The Mandalorian must ferry a passenger with precious cargo on a dangerous journey.
In this second issue. We get a fairly faithful adaptation of The Passenger in which Din Djarin has to ferry an alien passenger that looks like a frog and her precious eggs to Trask, which is a gas giant one system over from Tatooine. In order to get the eggs safely to Trask. Din Djarin can only travel at sublight speed, which leaves him open to attacks from pirates and other undesirables. However, one thing he doesn’t count on is being pulled over by the New Republic.
Steven Cummings gets to have loads of fun with this issue with the artwork. And some of the best panels are the various scenes where we see baby yoda aka Grogu trying to eat the Frog Ladies’ eggs. I also loved how well drawn the spider-like aliens were that attacked Din Djarin and Grogu when they try to take off from the ice planet that they are forced to land on when they try to evade the New Republic forces.
Rodney Barnes continues to do a fairly good job of adapting the TV series to comic book form. So much so that he manages to capture the parts of the stories that I only vaguely remember really, really well. An example is the conversation between Din Djarin and Peli Motto who introduces Din Djarin to the Frog Lady. Another detail I had forgotten was how Frog Lady used the remains of IG-11 as a form of universal translater so she could talk with Din Djarin and guilt him into stilling to the bargain that they struck.
Overall. This continues to be a faithful adaptation of the hit Disney + TV series, which brought many older fans back to the Star Wars universe and I look forward to the next issue.