Marvel Will Publish The Mandalorian Comic Book Miniseries This June

The Mandalorian premiered in November 2019 on Disney+, but the fan-favorite character has never had his own comic book series…until now. Via the official Star Wars site, Marvel Comics has announced an eight-issue miniseries that will adapt The Mandalorian‘s first season. So these won’t be new adventures of Mando and Grogu, but potentially this project could lead to more Mandalorian comic book stories.

Rodney Barnes will write the series alongside artist Georges Jeanty. Barnes is a screenwriter whose comic book credits include Falcon, Lando: Double or Nothing, Quincredible, and Killadelphia. He also worked on Marvel’s live-action Runaways series. Jeanty has previously illustrated Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Serenity comics for Dark Horse. Jeanty has also had stints on Marvel’s Gambit, Deadpool, and Weapon X.

“The story of The Mandalorian checks so many boxes of the stuff I’m passionate about,” said Barnes in a statement. “I love Westerns, fantasy, science fiction, comedy, drama…it’s a dream gig for any writer. I’m just glad I was chosen for this assignment!”

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“I’ve always thought an artist’s style is a lot like writing in short hand,” added Jeanty. “It’s very subjective. What I bring to Star Wars is my detail and love for a galaxy far, far away. Star Wars, especially where bounty hunters are concerned, is a messy landscape. I love drawing all the little details. My look has always be detail oriented, and with The Mandalorian there is so much going on with the character and in the background, and I look forward to adding visually to the already rich tapestry that makes up this universe!”

Marvel also released the primary cover for the first issue, as illustrated by Adi Granov, which you can see below.

The Mandalorian #1 will hit comic book stores in June.

Are you looking forward to seeing Mando and Grogu make the leap to comics? Let us know in the comment section below!

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