Star Wars fans are all hyped for the release of the second season of The Mandalorian on Disney+. Well, the show is releasing an episode a week which means lots of time for fans to talk about the episode and consume other Star Wars works throughout the week. Google Play has put together a list of comics, books, and shows of Star Wars content available on the service that feature Mandalorians in some capacity. There are a couple of non-canonical items below, but sometimes they’re just that fun. Have you checked any of these out?
Star Wars: Ahsoka – Novel
Ahsoka survived Order 66 and has been teased for The Mandalorian with Rosario Dawson being cast in the role. This book helps us catch up a little with what Ahsoka’s been up to since the fall of the Republic.
Fans have long wondered what happened to Ahsoka after she left the Jedi Order near the end of the Clone Wars, and before she re-appeared as the mysterious Rebel operative Fulcrum in Rebels. Finally, her story will begin to be told. Following her experiences with the Jedi and the devastation of Order 66, Ahsoka is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa, and the Rebel Alliance….
Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Menace Revealed (2018) – Comic
This comic digs into Jango Fett’s past including how he became a Mandalorian.
Collecting Star Wars: Jango Fett Open Seasons #1-4, Star Wars (1998) #7-18 And Material From Star Wars Tales #8 And #21-24. Delve deep into the dark past of Jango Fett! Find out how he became a Mandalorian warrior and battled his way through war and slavery to become the bounty hunter who caught Count Dookus eye! Meanwhile, Ki-Adi-Mundi seeks a wayward Jedi on the backward world of Tatooine, and Jabba the Hutt will help for a price! But Tusken Raiders and a vicious krayt dragon may mean the end of his mission! And as half of the Jedi Council heads to the planet of Malastare on a mission of peace, a phantom menace looms in the shadows! Plus: Mace Windu braves the Smugglers Moon! And what is Jedi Darca Nyls deadly secret?
Star Wars Jango Fett: Open Seasons – Novel
Here’s another look at Jango Fett’s past.
Collects Jango Fett: Open Seasons (2002) #1-4. He was born a poor farm boy on a forgotten planet in the galaxy’s Outer Rim. Taken under the wing of a wise mentor after the violent death of his family, he would rise up to lead a band of fighters struggling for survival against a dark force that threatens to wipe them out completely. His name would become known throughout the systems, and his legacy would change the galaxy forever. But his name isn’t Skywalker it’s Jango Fett! The Sith have begun the final maneuvering in their quest to take over the galaxy and are looking for the perfect specimen to take part in their secret experiments. Lord Tyranus may’ve just found a prime candidate in Jango. Recounting Jango’s story from his early days on the Fett farm, through the annihilation of the once proud Mandalorian warriors, to his transformation into the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter. Open Seasons offers an in-depth look at the most exciting new character from Attack of the Clones, and details the beginning of the infamous Fett legacyone that would come back to plague the Rebellion a generation later.
Star Wars: Age of Rebellion – Villains – Comic
This anthology focuses on villainous characters including Boba Fett.
Collects Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion – Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Jabba the Hutt and Grand Moff Tarkin, and material from Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Special. The Age of Star Wars – an epic series of adventures uniting your favorite characters from all eras – reaches the iconic villains of the Original Trilogy! Boba Fett has earned his reputation as one of the galaxy’s greatest bounty hunters, but what heart – if any – beats under that Mandalorian armor? Fury burns deep inside Darth Vader when a mere moff dares command him – but at what point does Vader show his true mettle? Discover what makes the name of Jabba the Hutt so feared across the galaxy! Behold the secret story of Grand Moff Tarkin! And get to know the cold, calculating assassin droid known as IG-88!
Star Wars: Age of Republic – Comic
Here we learn more about Jango Fett as he teams up with others and reveals some of his relationship with Boba.
Collects Star Wars: Age of Republic – Anakin Skywalker #1, Star Wars: Age of Republic – Count Dooku #1, Star Wars: Age of Republic – Darth Maul #1, Star Wars: Age of Republic – General Grievous #1, Star Wars: Age of Republic – Jango Fett #1, Star Wars: Age of Republic – Obi-Wan Kenobi #1, Star Wars: Age of Republic – Padme Amidala #1, Star Wars: Age of Republic – Qui-Gon Jinn #1, Star Wars: Age of Republic Special #1. Beginning the Age of Star Wars — epic adventures featuring your favorite characters from all three film trilogies! And first up are the heroes and villains of the days of the Old Republic! Witness the moments that define them, the incredible battles that shaped them — and their eternal conflict between light and darkness! Solo stories spotlight major figures from Star Wars Episodes I-III — including Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu…and Jar Jar Binks! And don’t forget those who lurk on the dark side — fearsome foes like Count Dooku, Darth Maul, Jango Fett and more!
Star Wars Rebels – TV Show
Sabine Wren is a Mandalorian with the dark saber. In the third season, we even learn how she acquires such a weapon.
Star Wars Rebels, set before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, tells the story of the growing Rebellion and their fight against the ruthless oppression of Empire. The brave and clever crew of the starship Ghost, including Ezra Bridger who is on a journey to become a Jedi, stands up against the evil Empire in a fight to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Through dangerous rescue missions, thrilling space battles, and spectacular lightsaber duels – the bond of the rebel crew will be put to the test like never before.
Knights of the Old Republic (Not Official Canon) – Comic
This comic helps show what happened to the Mandalorians to force them into hiding.
Collects Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2006) #0-18. Padawan Zayne Carrick is suddenly a fugitive framed for the murder of his fellow Jedi-in-training. Little does the galaxy know, Zayne’s own Masters are behind the massacre and dead set on recovering him before he can reveal the truth.
The Clone Wars – TV Show
Mandalorians may not be a focus of this series, but they do play important roles. We get to meet Deathwatch, Satine Kryza, and more.
Executive Producer George Lucas and Lucasfilm Animation present Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Set between Episode II and Episode III of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Clone Wars combines ground-breaking computer-generated animation with epic storytelling. As war sweeps through the galaxy, the Jedi Knights, including heroes Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and newcomer Ahsoka Tano, fight against the dark side of the Force in order to restore peace to the galaxy. Led by Count Dooku, his assassin Asajj Ventress, and the mechanical General Grievous, the Separatists scheme to defeat the Jedi. Each episode is an action-packed adventure that delves deeper into the Star Wars universe, introducing new characters and exploring new planets as the Jedi and their Clone Army embark on new missions to protect the galaxy.