Marvel Announces “Obi-Wan and Anakin”

The Cup O’ Joe panel at New York Comic Con dropped some big news today: a five-issue series called “Obi-Wan and Anakin.”

The series takes place between TPM and AOTC:

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.

The series’ writer is Charles Soule and the artist is Marco Checchetto. Issue #1 is scheduled to drop in January. USA Today posted an interview with Soule.

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12 Responses to “Marvel Announces “Obi-Wan and Anakin””

  1. roxam91 Says:

    YES!!!! Finally, something set between TPM and AOTC!

  2. M. Marshall Says:

    Heh, wow! Talk about irony because in 2011 I read a post he wrote about the 27 Club (because he wrote a series about the Club and Amy Winehouse died) and he slipped a negative Lucas reference:

    “You can go many places non-famous people can’t, and if you like, you can surround yourself day in and day out by people telling you that everything you do is fantastic. (The guy who comes to mind here is a certain bearded filmmaker with an unexplainable affinity for floppy-eared aliens with annoying voices.)”

    Needless to say, that got me into an argument with him in the comments section of his article.

    I guess he changed his tune.

  3. zch81721 Says:

    Yes! Finally a damn marvel Star Wars comic I’m interested in picking up!

  4. susanbowes Says:

    Now that’s a series I’d definitely buy. Not much has been written about Anakin’s training under Obi-Wan. That’s why I like Jude Watson so much. She’s written a full series about this very subject as well, starting when Anakin first became Obi-Wan’s padawan studying at the Temple.

  5. Jacobesico Says:

    That is amazing!!! 😀

    So pleased that the prequels aren’t being fully ignored.

    Yippee!!!

    • Brian47 Says:

      There’s actually been some nice prequel references in many of the current Star Wars comics. There are trips to Naboo, to Coruscant, there were holocrons and PT-era Jedi in the Luke storyline and even the last page of the recent issue had a war-torn Gungan.

  6. bansheegun Says:

    I still want to see that Ahsoka origin story Dave was writing. Maybe a comic one day?

  7. madmediaman Says:

    As I’ve said a few times… the Prequels will continue to be referenced in the books and comics as they cater to fans specifically so it’s a “safe space” for Disney, but the the movies though… that’s another thing altogether.

  8. Tarrlok Says:

    The TPM-AOTC gap is undoubtedly one of the more interesting yet unexplored periods in SW internal chronology. It’s a full decade long but has less content to its name than the three year long AOTC-ROTS and ANH-TESB gaps.

    There’s a lot of character development going on between TPM and AOTC. Having lost the influence of Qui-Gon, Anakin’s galaxy-changing relationships with Obi-Wan and Palpatine take shape. Padme completes her work as Naboo’s executive leader, presiding over the unification of two species, before stepping up to the Galactic arena. Shmi becomes part of a new family. Dooku leaves the Jedi Order after his old apprentice’s death and swiftly finds himself falling in with a new Order of Force sensitives.

    Then there’s the political side of the story. Apparently the promise of Palpatine’s rise to the chancellorship fails to deliver and disaffection with the Republic sweeps across the galaxy. Separatism and ultimately a secessionist Confederacy are born.

    The comic cover looks like it takes place in the latter half of this era (Obi-Wan with a full beard, Anakin looking teenaged) so the political backdrop to the development of their relationship is probably going to be the rise of the Confederacy. Whereas the Clone Wars era offers a series of fast, bloody conflicts and rapid political change, this timeframe instead could have a slow burning political aspect to it.

    Seems promising on the face of it. I’ll wait for the first trusted reviews, but this could be one of the first SW comics I’ll actively try to keep up with.

  9. James Says:

    Wow I wouldnt have beleved it if didnt see it with my own eyesI didnt expect any serious 123 content for at least a decade after 789. Sweat, Theyre really isnt enough works set post sith pre clone wars. Im totally getting this.

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