Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1

Marvel Comics

Written by Christopher Cantwell

Art by Atio Anindito

Colors by Carlos Lopez

Letters by Joe Caramagna

The Rundown: Obi-Wan Kenobi recounts his past and a decision between his duty and the needs of a friend.

A storm is coming to Tatooine and a lone Obi-Wan Kenobi prepares for it. As he sits in his home alone, he continues to write his personal story. A story that takes him back to his time as a youngling at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. A youngling that wakes up and discovers that his friend has gone missing. After finding her on the roof of the temple, he talks to her about the dark dreams she has been having.

Dreams of her father suffering prompt young Gehren Rand to look for a way off planet in order to help her father. After following her, Obi-Wan finds himself surrounded by agents of Black Sun. After fighting back as best he can, he and Gehren find themselves captured to be used as slaves. The pair must draw on their Jedi training to escape and survive, but their friendship will never be the same in the aftermath.

The Story: Cantwell provides an entertaining story in this issue. Diving into the past of the character is a great choice and it looks like this issue and series will showcase the moments that made Obi-Wan the man and Jedi that he becomes. The story has a great narrative flow and shows how determined, yet inexperienced the character is. I like the parallels within the plot about attachments and found the story an enjoyable experience.

The Art: Anindito delivers some great art in the issue. The characters look dynamic and the artistic style showcases the look of the Star Wars universe.

Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1



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