Prior to the establishment of the Lucasfilm Story Group, the only way to find out more about the adventures (and headaches) of Obi-Wan Kenobi and his new apprentice Anakin Skywalker was to go to novels like Rogue Planet and the Jedi Quest young reader series. Now Marvel is revisiting those ten years between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones with a new comic series called Obi-Wan & Anakin.
“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…”
The first issue is due out in January. Although it will only be a five-issue mini series like Lando and Princess Leia, it’s sure to be one of the top-selling Star Wars comics once it hits store shelves. And just maybe, if the sales and feedback are strong enough, it will be the first of even more prequel-era stories from Marvel.