The Secret History of Ben Kenobi Revealed in STAR WARS #7


Marvel’s Star Wars is going to be taking a look at the past of one of the most iconic characters from the Star Wars universe, Obi-Wan Kenobi, with Star Wars #7.

From the official Marvel Press Release:

This July, experience a very special issue of the blockbuster Star Wars series as special guest artist Simone Bianchi (Thanos Rising, Astonishing X-Men) joins chart-topping writer Jason Aaron for a look back into the past with STAR WARS #7! Luke Skywalker has uncovered the journals of his departed mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi. Now, experience Kenobi’s harrowing accounts of days long gone by! It is a time when injustice reigned on Tattooine. As villainous scum runs rampant over the blistering sands, only a Jedi Master stands any hope of liberating the planet from the grasp of gangs, thieves and thugs. But would Ben risk everything to do what was right? Even if it meant revealing himself to those searching for his whereabouts? Find out this July as Aaron & Bianchi bring you STAR WARS #7!

STAR WARS #7 (MAY150775) written by JASON AARON, with art by SIMONE BIANCHI, and the cover by JOHN CASSADAY.

Variant Covers by TONY MOORE:



Sketch Variant by JOHN CASSADAY:

I love that Marvel is telling the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi, after he went to Tatooine to watch over the son of Anakin Skywalker, and to defend him from possible detection by Darth Vader. This is the story that many Star Wars fans have been clamoring for, for quite some time now, and since these stories are now a part of official Star Wars Canon, perhaps this is the introduction to the rumored Obi-Wan Anthology film.

These variant covers are quite fantastic. You have to appreciate the stormtrooper variant cover, specifically. However, each one of these Star Wars #7 covers are amazing, and will make the perfect addition to any collector’s library.

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