Saturday, February 13, 2016

Obi-Wan and Anakin #2 Comic Book Review

The thrilling Obi-Wan and Anakin #2 comes to us from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by the moving hand of Charles Soule and masterfully penciled by artist Marco Checchetto. The second part of the story takes us deeper into a tale of narrow escapes, battling tribes, and mysterious excursions into the dark recesses of the capitol world of the Republic.

In Obi-Wan and Anakin #2, Master and Padawan find themselves stranded on an unfamiliar world. It’s a world of strange, primitive technology and dangerous natives. But even if they can save themselves...why were they called to this world?

Writer Charles Soule does a wonderful job taking us on two different narrative journeys with Obi-Wan and Anakin #2. The first is a perilous one which finds our heroes trying to mend relationships between warring clans to get everyone out of harm’s way. The second is that of Anakin’s dangerous descent into the lower levels of Coruscant with the always scheming Chancellor Palpatine.

Marco Checchetto gives Star Wars fans renditions of the characters which keep us mentally tied to their live-action counterparts. Sometimes I get the feeling that the new characters don't seem to fit within the Star Wars Universe. However, I think it's the fact that they're new and unfamiliar. It'll just take time to get used to them within the context of a Galaxy Far, Far Away. At the same time, there are plenty of other familiar aliens to keep us company on Anakin and Palpatine's adventures through Lower Coruscant.

Issue #2 of Obi-Wan and Anakin is rated T for Teen. There’s nothing here to be found that we haven’t seen in any of the seven movies or animated shows. it contains violence and some frightening and intense scenes. Some of the creatures might be frightening to smaller children.

Obi-Wan and Anakin #2 gives us great insight into the relationship between the two Jedi at this point in their lives. It’s interesting to see how young Anakin holds Ob-Wan up on a pedestal, especially when reflecting on how the two will come to be at odds with each other. I find myself wondering what Master Kenobi does to push the Padawan Skywalker towards the path to destruction he chooses.

Obi-Wan and Anakin #2 is available now in print and digital editions.

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