I’m squeeing so hard inside right now.
Just a little while ago, at the Cup O’Joe panel at New York City Comic Con, Marvel announced a new Star Wars mini series debuting in January titled Obi Wan and Anakin. Obi Wan and Anakin, written by Charles Soule and illustrated by Marco Checchetto, will be Marvel’s first canon Star Wars comic series set in the prequel era.
Read the synopsis of the series below (via Comic Book Resources).
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"“Before their military heroism in the Clone Wars, before their tragic battle on Mustafar, and many decades before their final confrontation on the Death Star… they were Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan learner, Anakin Skywalker. It’s been a few years since Obi-Wan pledged to train the young “chosen one,” but even as they have grown closer through training, it has been a difficult road. Now, called to a remote planet for assistance, Master and Padawan may be pushed to the breaking point. Writer Charles Soule (Lando, She-Hulk, Daredevil) and artist Marco Checchetto (Star Wars: Shattered Empire, Avengers World, Punisher) bring us a tale of the Jedi at the height of their power…”"
I can’t tell you how excited I am for this. First of all, Obi Wan Kenobi is my favorite character, so naturally I’m excited about him being featured in a new story. Not only that, but with this tale of Obi Wan and Anakin set before the events of Revenge of the Sith, Marvel is taking us back to the prequel era, a time period we’ve been missing of late in the wake of original trilogy-era comics and novels.
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But what’s even more exciting, is Marvel is going to explore a span of time that has only been addressed in Legends and children’s series like Jude Watson’s Jedi Quest (which are basically Legends themselves, though they haven’t been reissued with that label). We’ll get to learn more about Obi Wan and Anakin’s relationship as Master and apprentice, get insight into the training and mindset of the Chosen One, and experience beautifully illustrated and well written comics crafted by two of the geniuses behind Lando and Shattered Empire.
There’s a lot to love. And I’m prepared to love it all.
Look for Obi Wan and Anakin in January.