STAR WARS: OBI- WAN & ANAKIN
Impressive, most impressive
released OUT NOW! Publisher Marvel Comics Writer Charles Soule Artist Marco Checchetto
issues 1- 3 With numerous Episode VII titles currently filling the shelves, you might be tempted to stroll straight past Obi- Wan & Anakin during your search for BB- 8 # 1. But that would be most unwise. Sure, it’s based on a prequel trilogy most people want to obliterate, but hear us out.
Following Ani and Obi on a mission to uncover the mystery behind a distress signal on a distant planet, with flashbacks fleshing out the events leading up to the trip, the set- up is deceptively simple.
Obi- Wan & Anakin might be the most redemptive thing to happen to Skywalker since his son removed his helmet on the floor of an exploding space station. It gives layered motivation for Anakin’s descent into Darth, via smart plot twists and subtle characterisation, handing him several sympathetic / jaw- dropping moments.
Marco Checchetto’s gorgeous art contains better “acting” than anything in Lucas’s prequels, and Obi- Wan is frequently framed as the coolest mentor in the galaxy.
Containing enough adventure and excitement to throw a Jedi off the path to enlightenment, Obi- Wan & Anakin is a must- read, from any point of view.
Soule gave Checchetto “a lot of samurai movie reference”, which probably explains why everything looks so cool.
The robe shop was doing a roaring trade.