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Star Wars: The Mandalorian #5 (of 8)

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“The Gunslinger”!

On a familiar desert planet, the Mandalorian helps a rookie bounty hunter who is in over his head.

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34 pages
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2 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 98


    “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.
  • 60

    In need of cash, Mandalorian takes on a bounty that'll help him repair his ship, but as it were in the bounty-hunting business, it's tough to trust anyone you partner up with, forcing him to make some impromptu decisions about his future. With the condensed nature of this adaptation, the selective inclusion of dialogue and plot points ends up with slightly more exaggerated versions of events we saw in the TV series, which largely works but can also sacrifice nuance, which not all readers will enjoy. With this issue taking Mandalorian back to the deserts to complete his mission, there's a flatness to the overall adventure as compared to previous installments, but this is yet another chapter of a relatively faithful and at least somewhat entertaining translation of the events of the TV series.

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