Obi-Wan Kenobi’s popularity is soaring right now. We are getting closer to the debut of his upcoming adventures in a new Disney Plus show, and he is also getting his own five issue mini-series at Marvel. Marvel Comics will introduce readers to even more untold tales from Kenobi’s life with Star Wars: Obi-Wan, a five-issue miniseries from writer Christopher Cantwell (Iron Man, The Blue Flame) and a series of artists beginning with Ario Anindito (Star Wars: The High Republic) launching on Star Wars Day, May 4.
Today we have our first look at the series, thanks to SyFy Wire. Each issue of the upcoming comic will feature a different adventure from a different period in Kenobi’s life, beginning with the issue #1 tale of an eight-year-old Kenobi launched into an adventure in the Coruscant underworld.
“I think Obi-Wan, regardless of age, has certain indelible traits,” Cantwell told SYFY WIRE. “He’s incredibly loyal, and has shown deep connection to certain people in his life. I also think he is honor-bound, but willing to push boundaries when need be. Part of that he likely learned from Qui-Gon, but a lot of that in my opinion is intrinsic. I think these are things that would be present in Obi-Wan from an early age. I remember certain perspectives or feelings when I was eight. And I also watch my own eight-year-old son and know he’ll be seeing certain things and bringing certain perspectives to situations in a similar way for the rest of his life. Some things are already hard-wired in. Obi-Wan’s ‘hard wired’ traits are what we see in this story.”
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi #1 hits comic stores May 4, for $3.99.
FAST APPROACHES THE ULTIMATE DESTINY OF ONE OF THE JEDI’S MOST RENOWNED MASTERS!
- As he spends his final days in the remote deserts of Tatooine, Obi-Wan Kenobi takes time to reflect on – and record – key moments of a heroic life long-lived.
- Writing in old leather-bound journals from his hermit’s hut, Obi-Wan remembers his days as a young Jedi Initiate, his trials as a Padawan, the crucible of Jedi Knighthood and the Clone Wars, and some of the earliest challenges he faced as a true Master of the Force!
- In this tale, Obi-Wan considers a watershed Youngling adventure he narrowly survived on Coruscant when he was but eight years of age…
- This is just the beginning of his Jedi journey!
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