Star Wars Comics First Appearances and Key Events for July 13, 2022 | Mandalorian, Baby Yoda, Blurrgs, Beskar

Marvel Mandalorian #1 July 13, 2022 First Appearance (in a traditional comic book format):

Din Djarin ("The Mandalorian", a human male member of the Armorer's Mandalorian cloister);
Mythrol (sentient humanoid species with amphibious traits);
The Armorer (female Mandalorian Armorer from Mandalore who led the Tribe, a part of the Children of the Watch);
The Client ( a human male who was associated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
IG-11 (IG-series assassin droid who was a bounty hunter during the New Republic Era);
Greef Karga (human male agent of the Bounty Hunters' Guild );
Kuiil (Ughnaught male);
Pershing (human male doctor and clone engineer affiliated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
ST-70 Assault Ship (In particular the ship that appears here is Din's ship, the Razor Crest);
Pagodon (planet);
Arvala-7(planet);
Nevarro (planet).	Cameo (in a traditional comic book format):

Grogu (a single hand reaching out of a pram, unnamed and simply known as "The Child", known by fans as "Baby Yoda");
Ravinak (large water-dwelling creatures that swim under the ice sheets of Pagodon);

Welcome back to another new comic book day, EveryWookiee!!

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This week we got the issue everybody’s been waiting for! Mandalorian #1 from Marvel! Other than that, the saga of our band of scoundrels continued in Bounty Hunters #25!

First off-SPOILER WARNING! Spoilers ahead! I mean, if you don’t know the story of the first episode of the Mandalorian by now, that’s really on you. Still, you’ve been warned.

Mandalorian #1

There are TONS of variants for The Mandalorian #1, so if you haven’t already secured your own bounty copy, check out our comprehensive check list over here!

Marvel Mandalorian #1 July 13, 2022 First Appearance (in a traditional comic book format):

Din Djarin ("The Mandalorian", a human male member of the Armorer's Mandalorian cloister);
Mythrol (sentient humanoid species with amphibious traits);
The Armorer (female Mandalorian Armorer from Mandalore who led the Tribe, a part of the Children of the Watch);
The Client ( a human male who was associated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
IG-11 (IG-series assassin droid who was a bounty hunter during the New Republic Era);
Greef Karga (human male agent of the Bounty Hunters' Guild );
Kuiil (Ughnaught male);
Pershing (human male doctor and clone engineer affiliated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
ST-70 Assault Ship (In particular the ship that appears here is Din's ship, the Razor Crest);
Pagodon (planet);
Arvala-7(planet);
Nevarro (planet).	Cameo (in a traditional comic book format):

Grogu (a single hand reaching out of a pram, unnamed and simply known as "The Child", known by fans as "Baby Yoda");
Ravinak (large water-dwelling creatures that swim under the ice sheets of Pagodon);

Let’s review Mando and Grogu’s comics publication history to date first. Because this is not technically the first appearance of many characters in any comic format, just the first in traditional U.S. 7″x11″ 20 odd page format.

Depending on the collector, many only consider character appearances in monthly 20-some-odd page comic book format to be “firsts”. For them, collecting is very easy. They will obviously be looking to Marvel’s Mandalorian #1 and later issues for the first comic appearances of those fan favorite characters. For completists, the task becomes much more of a journey, an exciting quest!

Now, Marvel’s Mandalorian #1 was preceded by Big Gangan Vol. 6 and Vol. 7. Those in turn were preceded by The Mandalorian Graphic Novel released May 18, 2022 in the UK which adapted the entire Season 1.

Then, of course, the Screen Comix book preceded both of these on March 24, 2021. The fact that the Screen Comix book was composed of still screen shots from the live-action show was a disqualifying factor for many collectors who did not consider it a comic.

So, the point is that many of these appearances have happened before in different formats and so will not be the first appearance in any format, but the first appearance in traditional U.S. single issue comic format.

Mandalorian Comic Release Timeline:

First off, let’s start with the cover. No, not Adi Granov’s fantastic cover A!

Phil Jimenez’s Pride Variant features the first cover appearance of Vi Moradi! Also known by the codenames StarlingAmaka KottuEvette HarloMagpie, or Mother Hen was a human female spy who served the Resistance. She first appeared in the novel, Phasma, followed by the Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire novel. She was also previously mentioned in a comic: Allegiance 1.

Marvel Mandalorian #1 July 13, 2022 First Appearance (in a traditional comic book format):

Din Djarin ("The Mandalorian", a human male member of the Armorer's Mandalorian cloister);
Mythrol (sentient humanoid species with amphibious traits);
The Armorer (female Mandalorian Armorer from Mandalore who led the Tribe, a part of the Children of the Watch);
The Client ( a human male who was associated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
IG-11 (IG-series assassin droid who was a bounty hunter during the New Republic Era);
Greef Karga (human male agent of the Bounty Hunters' Guild );
Kuiil (Ughnaught male);
Pershing (human male doctor and clone engineer affiliated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
ST-70 Assault Ship (In particular the ship that appears here is Din's ship, the Razor Crest);
Pagodon (planet);
Arvala-7(planet);
Nevarro (planet).	Cameo (in a traditional comic book format):

Grogu (a single hand reaching out of a pram, unnamed and simply known as "The Child", known by fans as "Baby Yoda");
Ravinak (large water-dwelling creatures that swim under the ice sheets of Pagodon);

To start off, of course, THE Mandalorian, Din Djarin makes his first appearance. Of course, Din Djarin, Grogu, and the Razor Crest make their first traditional comic cover appearance on Darth Vader #20 (Sprouse Variant)(2/9/2022).

Marvel Mandalorian #1 July 13, 2022 First Appearance (in a traditional comic book format):

Din Djarin ("The Mandalorian", a human male member of the Armorer's Mandalorian cloister);
Mythrol (sentient humanoid species with amphibious traits);
The Armorer (female Mandalorian Armorer from Mandalore who led the Tribe, a part of the Children of the Watch);
The Client ( a human male who was associated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
IG-11 (IG-series assassin droid who was a bounty hunter during the New Republic Era);
Greef Karga (human male agent of the Bounty Hunters' Guild );
Kuiil (Ughnaught male);
Pershing (human male doctor and clone engineer affiliated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
ST-70 Assault Ship (In particular the ship that appears here is Din's ship, the Razor Crest);
Pagodon (planet);
Arvala-7(planet);
Nevarro (planet).	Cameo (in a traditional comic book format):

Grogu (a single hand reaching out of a pram, unnamed and simply known as "The Child", known by fans as "Baby Yoda");
Ravinak (large water-dwelling creatures that swim under the ice sheets of Pagodon);

Then that poor, unfortunate soul, the Mythrol.

Marvel Mandalorian #1 July 13, 2022 First Appearance (in a traditional comic book format):

Din Djarin ("The Mandalorian", a human male member of the Armorer's Mandalorian cloister);
Mythrol (sentient humanoid species with amphibious traits);
The Armorer (female Mandalorian Armorer from Mandalore who led the Tribe, a part of the Children of the Watch);
The Client ( a human male who was associated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
IG-11 (IG-series assassin droid who was a bounty hunter during the New Republic Era);
Greef Karga (human male agent of the Bounty Hunters' Guild );
Kuiil (Ughnaught male);
Pershing (human male doctor and clone engineer affiliated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
ST-70 Assault Ship (In particular the ship that appears here is Din's ship, the Razor Crest);
Pagodon (planet);
Arvala-7(planet);
Nevarro (planet).	Cameo (in a traditional comic book format):

Grogu (a single hand reaching out of a pram, unnamed and simply known as "The Child", known by fans as "Baby Yoda");
Ravinak (large water-dwelling creatures that swim under the ice sheets of Pagodon);

Next up, we have the first appearance of that unnamed Kubaz Ferryman, and Mando’s ship, the Razor Crest!

Marvel Mandalorian #1 July 13, 2022 First Appearance (in a traditional comic book format):

Din Djarin ("The Mandalorian", a human male member of the Armorer's Mandalorian cloister);
Mythrol (sentient humanoid species with amphibious traits);
The Armorer (female Mandalorian Armorer from Mandalore who led the Tribe, a part of the Children of the Watch);
The Client ( a human male who was associated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
IG-11 (IG-series assassin droid who was a bounty hunter during the New Republic Era);
Greef Karga (human male agent of the Bounty Hunters' Guild );
Kuiil (Ughnaught male);
Pershing (human male doctor and clone engineer affiliated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
ST-70 Assault Ship (In particular the ship that appears here is Din's ship, the Razor Crest);
Pagodon (planet);
Arvala-7(planet);
Nevarro (planet).	Cameo (in a traditional comic book format):

Grogu (a single hand reaching out of a pram, unnamed and simply known as "The Child", known by fans as "Baby Yoda");
Ravinak (large water-dwelling creatures that swim under the ice sheets of Pagodon);

Unfortunately, we don’t get any more page time for Brian Posehn. For that, you’ll need to look to Big Gangan 6:

Big Gangan 6 Brian Posehn in Mandalorian

Next up, we get the first Ravinak ice beast!

Marvel Mandalorian #1 July 13, 2022 First Appearance (in a traditional comic book format):

Din Djarin ("The Mandalorian", a human male member of the Armorer's Mandalorian cloister);
Mythrol (sentient humanoid species with amphibious traits);
The Armorer (female Mandalorian Armorer from Mandalore who led the Tribe, a part of the Children of the Watch);
The Client ( a human male who was associated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
IG-11 (IG-series assassin droid who was a bounty hunter during the New Republic Era);
Greef Karga (human male agent of the Bounty Hunters' Guild );
Kuiil (Ughnaught male);
Pershing (human male doctor and clone engineer affiliated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
ST-70 Assault Ship (In particular the ship that appears here is Din's ship, the Razor Crest);
Pagodon (planet);
Arvala-7(planet);
Nevarro (planet).	Cameo (in a traditional comic book format):

Grogu (a single hand reaching out of a pram, unnamed and simply known as "The Child", known by fans as "Baby Yoda");
Ravinak (large water-dwelling creatures that swim under the ice sheets of Pagodon);

First Greef Karga:

Marvel Mandalorian #1 July 13, 2022 First Appearance (in a traditional comic book format):

Din Djarin ("The Mandalorian", a human male member of the Armorer's Mandalorian cloister);
Mythrol (sentient humanoid species with amphibious traits);
The Armorer (female Mandalorian Armorer from Mandalore who led the Tribe, a part of the Children of the Watch);
The Client ( a human male who was associated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
IG-11 (IG-series assassin droid who was a bounty hunter during the New Republic Era);
Greef Karga (human male agent of the Bounty Hunters' Guild );
Kuiil (Ughnaught male);
Pershing (human male doctor and clone engineer affiliated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
ST-70 Assault Ship (In particular the ship that appears here is Din's ship, the Razor Crest);
Pagodon (planet);
Arvala-7(planet);
Nevarro (planet).	Cameo (in a traditional comic book format):

Grogu (a single hand reaching out of a pram, unnamed and simply known as "The Child", known by fans as "Baby Yoda");
Ravinak (large water-dwelling creatures that swim under the ice sheets of Pagodon);

First “The Client”:

Marvel Mandalorian #1 July 13, 2022 First Appearance (in a traditional comic book format):

Din Djarin ("The Mandalorian", a human male member of the Armorer's Mandalorian cloister);
Mythrol (sentient humanoid species with amphibious traits);
The Armorer (female Mandalorian Armorer from Mandalore who led the Tribe, a part of the Children of the Watch);
The Client ( a human male who was associated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
IG-11 (IG-series assassin droid who was a bounty hunter during the New Republic Era);
Greef Karga (human male agent of the Bounty Hunters' Guild );
Kuiil (Ughnaught male);
Pershing (human male doctor and clone engineer affiliated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
ST-70 Assault Ship (In particular the ship that appears here is Din's ship, the Razor Crest);
Pagodon (planet);
Arvala-7(planet);
Nevarro (planet).	Cameo (in a traditional comic book format):

Grogu (a single hand reaching out of a pram, unnamed and simply known as "The Child", known by fans as "Baby Yoda");
Ravinak (large water-dwelling creatures that swim under the ice sheets of Pagodon);

First Dr. Pershing:

Marvel Mandalorian #1 July 13, 2022 First Appearance (in a traditional comic book format):

Din Djarin ("The Mandalorian", a human male member of the Armorer's Mandalorian cloister);
Mythrol (sentient humanoid species with amphibious traits);
The Armorer (female Mandalorian Armorer from Mandalore who led the Tribe, a part of the Children of the Watch);
The Client ( a human male who was associated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
IG-11 (IG-series assassin droid who was a bounty hunter during the New Republic Era);
Greef Karga (human male agent of the Bounty Hunters' Guild );
Kuiil (Ughnaught male);
Pershing (human male doctor and clone engineer affiliated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
ST-70 Assault Ship (In particular the ship that appears here is Din's ship, the Razor Crest);
Pagodon (planet);
Arvala-7(planet);
Nevarro (planet).	Cameo (in a traditional comic book format):

Grogu (a single hand reaching out of a pram, unnamed and simply known as "The Child", known by fans as "Baby Yoda");
Ravinak (large water-dwelling creatures that swim under the ice sheets of Pagodon);

Now, Beskar has an interesting comics publishing history. The first time any sort of Mandalorian specific metal was mentioned was in Tales of the Jedi 5:

Beskar first appearing and reffered to as "Mandalorian Manacles" in Tales of the Jedi 5

These were “Mandalorian Manacles” and could be sliced by a lightsaber. “Mandalorian Iron”, later called Beskar, was formally introduced into the Star Wars galaxy in Tales of the Jedi Dark Lords of the Sith 2. When Exar Kun attempted to slash open the door of the tomb of Freedon Nadd, he found it was crafted out of the lightsaber-resistant metal:

Beskar referred to as Mandalorian Iron in Tales of the Jedi Dark Lords of the Sith 2

The Republic Commando novel series and  The Mandalorians: People and Culture in Star Wars Insider 86, officially named “Mandalorian Iron” the Mando’a word “Beskar.”

First Armorer:

Marvel Mandalorian #1 July 13, 2022 First Appearance (in a traditional comic book format):

Din Djarin ("The Mandalorian", a human male member of the Armorer's Mandalorian cloister);
Mythrol (sentient humanoid species with amphibious traits);
The Armorer (female Mandalorian Armorer from Mandalore who led the Tribe, a part of the Children of the Watch);
The Client ( a human male who was associated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
IG-11 (IG-series assassin droid who was a bounty hunter during the New Republic Era);
Greef Karga (human male agent of the Bounty Hunters' Guild );
Kuiil (Ughnaught male);
Pershing (human male doctor and clone engineer affiliated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
ST-70 Assault Ship (In particular the ship that appears here is Din's ship, the Razor Crest);
Pagodon (planet);
Arvala-7(planet);
Nevarro (planet).	Cameo (in a traditional comic book format):

Grogu (a single hand reaching out of a pram, unnamed and simply known as "The Child", known by fans as "Baby Yoda");
Ravinak (large water-dwelling creatures that swim under the ice sheets of Pagodon);

First mother and father of Din Djarin (cameo):

Marvel Mandalorian #1 July 13, 2022 First Appearance (in a traditional comic book format):

Din Djarin ("The Mandalorian", a human male member of the Armorer's Mandalorian cloister);
Mythrol (sentient humanoid species with amphibious traits);
The Armorer (female Mandalorian Armorer from Mandalore who led the Tribe, a part of the Children of the Watch);
The Client ( a human male who was associated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
IG-11 (IG-series assassin droid who was a bounty hunter during the New Republic Era);
Greef Karga (human male agent of the Bounty Hunters' Guild );
Kuiil (Ughnaught male);
Pershing (human male doctor and clone engineer affiliated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
ST-70 Assault Ship (In particular the ship that appears here is Din's ship, the Razor Crest);
Pagodon (planet);
Arvala-7(planet);
Nevarro (planet).	Cameo (in a traditional comic book format):

Grogu (a single hand reaching out of a pram, unnamed and simply known as "The Child", known by fans as "Baby Yoda");
Ravinak (large water-dwelling creatures that swim under the ice sheets of Pagodon);

We get Blurrgs, but this isn’t actually their first comic appearance.

Marvel Mandalorian #1 July 13, 2022 First Appearance (in a traditional comic book format):

Din Djarin ("The Mandalorian", a human male member of the Armorer's Mandalorian cloister);
Mythrol (sentient humanoid species with amphibious traits);
The Armorer (female Mandalorian Armorer from Mandalore who led the Tribe, a part of the Children of the Watch);
The Client ( a human male who was associated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
IG-11 (IG-series assassin droid who was a bounty hunter during the New Republic Era);
Greef Karga (human male agent of the Bounty Hunters' Guild );
Kuiil (Ughnaught male);
Pershing (human male doctor and clone engineer affiliated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
ST-70 Assault Ship (In particular the ship that appears here is Din's ship, the Razor Crest);
Pagodon (planet);
Arvala-7(planet);
Nevarro (planet).	Cameo (in a traditional comic book format):

Grogu (a single hand reaching out of a pram, unnamed and simply known as "The Child", known by fans as "Baby Yoda");
Ravinak (large water-dwelling creatures that swim under the ice sheets of Pagodon);

The first appearance of Blurrgs is in the webcomic “The Ballad of Cham Syndulla”:

Clone Wars Ballad of Cham Syndulla first comic appearance of Blurrg

Tales from the Clone Wars Ballad of Cham Syndulla First comic appearance of blurrgs

This webcomic along with all the others from “Season One” of the webcomic series were collected in Tales From the Clone Wars Trade Paperback:

Of course, the Webcomic collection is a very large collected edition, so this would be the first traditional single issue appearance.

First IG-11:

Marvel Mandalorian #1 July 13, 2022 First Appearance (in a traditional comic book format):

Din Djarin ("The Mandalorian", a human male member of the Armorer's Mandalorian cloister);
Mythrol (sentient humanoid species with amphibious traits);
The Armorer (female Mandalorian Armorer from Mandalore who led the Tribe, a part of the Children of the Watch);
The Client ( a human male who was associated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
IG-11 (IG-series assassin droid who was a bounty hunter during the New Republic Era);
Greef Karga (human male agent of the Bounty Hunters' Guild );
Kuiil (Ughnaught male);
Pershing (human male doctor and clone engineer affiliated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
ST-70 Assault Ship (In particular the ship that appears here is Din's ship, the Razor Crest);
Pagodon (planet);
Arvala-7(planet);
Nevarro (planet).	Cameo (in a traditional comic book format):

Grogu (a single hand reaching out of a pram, unnamed and simply known as "The Child", known by fans as "Baby Yoda");
Ravinak (large water-dwelling creatures that swim under the ice sheets of Pagodon);

“The Child”/Baby Yoda/ Grogu cameo:

Marvel Mandalorian #1 July 13, 2022 First Appearance (in a traditional comic book format):

Din Djarin ("The Mandalorian", a human male member of the Armorer's Mandalorian cloister);
Mythrol (sentient humanoid species with amphibious traits);
The Armorer (female Mandalorian Armorer from Mandalore who led the Tribe, a part of the Children of the Watch);
The Client ( a human male who was associated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
IG-11 (IG-series assassin droid who was a bounty hunter during the New Republic Era);
Greef Karga (human male agent of the Bounty Hunters' Guild );
Kuiil (Ughnaught male);
Pershing (human male doctor and clone engineer affiliated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire );
ST-70 Assault Ship (In particular the ship that appears here is Din's ship, the Razor Crest);
Pagodon (planet);
Arvala-7(planet);
Nevarro (planet).	Cameo (in a traditional comic book format):

Grogu (a single hand reaching out of a pram, unnamed and simply known as "The Child", known by fans as "Baby Yoda");
Ravinak (large water-dwelling creatures that swim under the ice sheets of Pagodon);

To cap things off, Mando visits three planets that make their first appearances in a traditional comic here: Pagodon (planet); Arvala-7(planet); Nevarro (planet).

Bounty Hunters 25

No firsts or key events. I know! Still a great issue, though! I love a good showdown. First Wolverine vs. Sabertooth. Etc. etc. Here we get a showdown between the Knights of Ren and T’onga’s Bounty Hunter crew.

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