Another new addition to the burgeoning Star Wars Universe that Marvel Comics is building, Obi-Wan & Anakin picks up where The Phantom Menace left off.
Before their military heroism in the Clone Wars, before their tragic battle on Mustafar, and many decades before their confrontation on the Death Star…they were Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan learner, Anakin Skywalker. Today, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are pleased to present your first look inside OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #1 – the newest Star Wars™ limited series from blockbuster creators Charles Soule (Lando, She-Hulk, Daredevil) and artist Marco Checchetto (Star Wars: Shattered Empire, Avengers World, Punisher)! Set between the events of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones – it has been a few years since Obi-Wan pledged to train the young Anakin. Though they have grown closer through training, the road has been a difficult one. Now, called to a remote planet for assistance, Master and Padawan’s skills will be put to the test. And their relationship will be pushed to the breaking point. Before they became brothers-in-arms during the Clone Wars, be there as Soule and Checchetto weave a tale of the Jedi at the height of their power, and the foundations of their doomed friendship. It all starts this January in OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #1!
For more on Obi-Wan And Anakin, visit Marvel.com for an interview with creators Charles Soule and Marco Checchetto.
If you’ve been wondering if Disney was set on burying the Star Wars prequels in the face of the new trilogy, I think you can rest easy that that’s not going to happen. As minor as it might seem, with this new series fans of the ‘first’ three Star Wars adventures should be well taken care of on a monthly basis.
Personally, I wasn’t a big fan of any of the three movies that ushered in the prequel-era of Star Wars, but I grew to like the story thanks to the Clone Wars animated series. Not that that’ll be playing into Obi-Wan and Anakin any, but it’ll actually be kind of neat to see some new content set in those last years of the Republic.
Issue #1 of Obi-Wan & Anakin hits the racks on January 6th, and you can check out a brief (and unlettered so you’ll have no idea what’s happening) preview below.