Star Wars Obi-Wan #4
Written by Christopher Cantwell
Art by Madibek Musabekov
Colors by Sebastian Cheng
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: Obi-Wan is pulled from the front lines to hunt down a former ally.
As the storm continues to rage outside, Obi-Wan sits in the darkness waiting for it to pass. At the same time, he recounts a moment when he and Anakin are pulled form the front lines of the war effort and brought in for a secret mission. The war weary Jedi are tasked with bringing in a former ally whose experiences during the war have led him down a dark path filled with destruction and death.
As the two Jedi search for their target, Anakin is dealing with the reality that they might have to take the life of someone who has become lost in the darkness of war. A prospect that Obi-Wan doesn’t want to face, but might have to when they are confronted by the reality of what the war has done to someone they fought alongside. Someone who has lost his value for life and has embraced the darkness.
The Story: Cantwell delivers a thought provoking and entertaining story in this issue. The story is very cerebral and I enjoyed how passionate Anakin was portrayed in his convictions. There is a great tone to the story that helps the reader discover more about Obi-Wan as a person through his interactions with others. An enjoyable tale filled with great action, an awesome message and character growth that makes me interested in reading more.
The Art: Madibek Musabekov delivers some beautifully detailed art in the issue. The character designs are great and there are some awesome action beats brought to life on the page.