Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Marco Checchetto
Published: July 2016/ Marvel Comics
Length: 120 pages
Welcome to my new post Comic Book Tuesday! I’ll be trying to do this on a weekly basis. I’ll be reading a story arc over the weekend and then review it here. The first one is Obi-Wan and Anakin. A twelve year old Anakin Skywalker begins questioning his place in the Jedi order and is thinking of leaving. Meanwhile the council receives a distress signal from the planet Cornelion IV. Obi-Wan and Anakin are sent to investigate. Cornelion is a planet ravaged by a lifetime of war and upon their arrival they come into contact with the two factions at war on the planet. The “Closed” and the “Open” both very humanlike have a strong hate for one another. Members of the “Open” kidnap Anakin when they see how good he is fixing machines, hoping he can fix their old tech and give them the advantage they need against the “Closed”. Can both of these factions find some common ground and bring piece to their ravaged planet, and which of them sent a distress signal to the Jedi and why?
I need to start by saying I haven’t read comics since the early 90’s, that was my hay day and that’s what I know best. I say this because of the artwork by Marco Checchetto it was beautiful and reminded me of Travis Charest especially his work in Wild C.A.T.s the details and the backgrounds were great. He also showed he has a perfect grasp of the major alien races in the Star Wars universe and I hope to see more of his work in the Star Wars comics. The story was also good and highlights the wisdom of Obi-Wan. What I really liked was the flashback scenes that happened throughout the story showing Anakin’s relationship with Palpatine. Knowing what we know about these characters it was interesting to see how early Palpatine started manipulating Anakin. Another interesting point was the tech used by the “Open” and “Closed” it was close to our tech and it was nice seeing a Lightsaber go up against bullets. There was also Mech and steam punklike airships. A great read and I recommend it to any Kenobi fans.
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