Star Wars: Obi-Wan #2

Marvel Comics

Written by Christopher Cantwell

Art by Luke Ross

Colors by Nolan Woodward

Letters by Joe Caramagna

The Rundown: As a storm grows in the distance, Obi-Wan remembers another tale from his past.

In the aftermath of his final battle with Maul, Obi-Wan returns home to contemplate the darkness within the former Sith. A darkness that draws him further into his past and one of his early missions as a Padawan under Qui-Gon Jinn. A mission that will bring the Jedi to a small planet that says it has become encased in darkness.

Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon begin to investigate and discover dead bodies that might be miners, but could be something else. Another mystery engulfs the Jedi as they are attacked by a creature that can blend into the darkness. In order to fix the consuming darkness and rescue the missing miners, Obi-Wan will have to overcome his fear and possibly sacrifice something valuable in order to succeed.

The Story: Cantwell crafts a story that is both thrilling and scary while showcasing the character of Obi-Wan in a way that makes him more endearing and engaging. The story also does a great job of expanding the relationship between Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon in a way that is compelling. Beyond the great action and adventure of the plot, the story has a great message in it as well about darkness, perception and fear.

The Art: Ross delivers some beautiful art in the issue. There is a wonderful use of darkness and shadow throughout the story and I love the visuals of the muted lightsabers in relation to the encroaching darkness.

Star Wars: Obi-Wan #2

8.9

8.9/10

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