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Canon Comic Arc Review by Chris: Obi-Wan and Anakin

Obi-Wan & Anakin Mini-series Review 1

You know, for being one of the most maligned movies in the entire Saga, The Phantom Menace really did a lot of things right and has given the canon quite a bit of great material to work with. It introduced us to angsty Anakin Skywalker, and a youthful Obi-Wan Kenobi, and gave us a look into the formation of a friendship that would end on the Death Star before the Battle of Yavin. Not only that, but The Phantom Menace kicked off the story of Darth Maul, starting from his astounding reveal on Theed, followed up by his audacious plan for revenge during the Clone Wars, and we see him again as a primary villain during the Dark Times again. The Gungans have shown up again in some wonderful arcs like the war between the Aqualish and the Mon Cal warriors, they’ve shut down General Grievous, and we were all excited to see a worthwhile Gungan bounty hunter in the Star Wars flagship comic title. In the same vein of picking up The Phantom Menace‘s many cool story ideas, Obi-Wan & Anakin develops the blossoming relationship between Anakin, a newly minted Jedi, and Obi-Wan, as stoic and duty-bound and trustworthy as ever, as they travel to Carnelion IV, a world torn in half by war. This series, set four years after the Battle of Naboo, is able to explore the riches of the relationship between Anakin and Obi-Wan in a fresh way by dialing the clock back to the first crisis in their relationship as Master and Padawan. Click through to find out why Obi-Wan & Anakin has set itself up as required reading. 

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Canon Comic Review: Obi-Wan & Anakin #5

Obi-Wan and Anakin #5

Spoiler Review –

The titular Jedi of Obi-Wan & Anakin not only bring a tentative peace to the planet of Carnelion IV in the series’ finale issue but we see just how far the Master is willing to follow the Padawan no matter his decision to leave the Jedi Order or not. Issue #5 wonderfully closes several hanging threads, brings an end to this entertaining character study of a series, and makes one wish there was more. If you’ve not been reading Obi-Wan & Anakin, correct that mistake as soon as you can! Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Obi-Wan & Anakin #5”

Canon Comic Review: Obi-Wan & Anakin #4

Obi-Wan and Anakin #4

Spoiler Review –

Obi-Wan & Anakin issue #4, written by Charles Soule, art by Marcho Checchetto and colors by Andres Mossa, provides some much needed answers on the mystery of the Open and Closed of Carnelion IV, but it opens new ones at the same time. There are a few other reveals, including (definitively) why Anakin wants to leave the Jedi Order and who sent the distress signal, while the flashbacks between Anakin and Palpatine continue to steal the show. As has been the case in these first four issues, this is a series well worth a read, especially for fans itching for more Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Palpatine drama. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Obi-Wan & Anakin #4”

Canon Comic Review: Obi-Wan & Anakin #3

Obi-Wan and Anakin #3

Spoiler Review –

Obi-Wan & Anakin #3 deepens the mystery and intrigue in the ‘present’ surrounding the planet Carnelion IV, provides a more ‘honest’ look at the titular character’s feelings about their situations in life, while Palpatine’s time with Anakin in flashbacks fantastically lives up to high expectations. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Obi-Wan & Anakin #3”

Canon Comic Review: Obi-Wan & Anakin #2

Obi-Wan & Anakin #2

Spoiler Review –

The Obi-Wan & Anakin miniseries got off to a promising start in its first issue by introducing us to an intriguing Mad Max-like planet, Anakin having doubts about becoming a Jedi, and Palpatine asking to meet with the young Padawan. Issue #2 not only builds off those promises, but it takes them in even more exciting directions than I previously imagined, especially with Palpatine taking Anakin under his wing. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Obi-Wan & Anakin #2”

Canon Comic Review: Obi-Wan & Anakin #1

Obi-Wan and Anakin #1

Spoiler Review –

Out of all the comics so far released, I haven’t really anticipated any of them, but certainly enjoyed most, if not all of them. Obi-Wan & Anakin is the first one I’ve been eagerly awaiting and issue #1 sets up many things which could promise to make it more than I ever hoped for: Master and Padawan visit what basically amounts to a Mad Max planet in the Star Wars universe and there’s a slight twist to Anakin’s training, two things I can’t wait to see explored before the miniseries comes to a close. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Obi-Wan & Anakin #1”

NYCC 2015: New Star Wars Novels, Short Stories, and Comics Announced! (UPDATED)

New Republic BloodlineIt’s already seemingly a fantastic time to be a Star Wars fan, what with 6 new films on the horizon and all the comics and novels already in the works, but it’s only going to get better and better: at NYCC the other two entries in the Aftermath Trilogy got subtitles (and release windows), Claudia Gray has a new novel, a couple of short stories are on the way, and a new comics series called Obi-Wan and Anakin were all announced! Your wallets won’t be happy with an awakening of this magnitude. Continue reading “NYCC 2015: New Star Wars Novels, Short Stories, and Comics Announced! (UPDATED)”