By Charles Soule, Marco Checchetto & Andres Mossa
Marvel rings in the New Year with their latest Star Wars limited series. Unlike the majority of their Star Wars product, however, this one does not unfold in the immediate aftermath of A New Hope. Set instead during the prequels era, it shifts the focus to Obi-Wan Kenobi and his young Padawan, Anakin Skywalker. The different period is a plus for the book; readers may still be in familiar territory, but at least it is less well-trod than the standard post-Hope terrain. The concept of exploring Obi-Wan and Anakin’s dynamic through their normal Jedi duties (as opposed to diving into The Clone Wars yet again) has a lot of potential. Based on the installment, Obi-Wan and Anakin is off to a good start in fulfilling that promise.
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