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Marvel Announce NEW Star Wars: Obi-Wan Comic Mini-Series

Updated: Feb 18

starwars.com have exclusively revealed that a new Obi-Wan Kenobi five issue mini-series will be releasing just in time for the upcoming Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi in May 2022. Written by Christopher Cantwell and illustrated by Ario Anindito, the comic will revolve around the titular hero in his final days on Tatooine as he chronicles his earlier adventures from a Jedi initiate all the way to his time as a Jedi Master.

The official cover art for issue #1 has been unveiled and it looks fantastic!

(via: Marvel Entertainment)

May is a humongous month for Obi-Wan and Star Wars fans in general as not only are we getting this new comic mini-series but the first episode of the new Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi, starring Ewan McGregor reprising the role as the bearded hero, starts streaming on May 25 meaning fans are in for some incredible Kenobi content.

Star Wars fans are eating good at the minute and this mini-series is no exception, author Christopher Cantwell gave an insightful interview on Starwars.com revealing his passion and love for the character saying:

“What I love about Obi-Wan is that he is so much a character of patience and fortitude. He holds out hope and keeps that flame going even in the darkest times. He lost his Master, his best friend…he’s experienced a lot of grief. But he pushes forward. He waits on Tatooine for decades. He is the Buddhist concept of kshanti — patience — personified. He is able to hold onto the glimmers of light amidst the cloak of darkness. Every issue thematically deals with his ability to do that as a person.”

Cantwell also teased plenty of appearances from many important people his Obi-Wan’s life saying:

“Writing Yoda was surreal. Getting that speech pattern right isn’t as easy as it sounds. And I’ve always loved Qui-Gon. He’s my favorite part of the prequels and such a fascinating character. Anakin proved trickier, because he’s as multifaceted as a diamond. But it’s been a joy touching upon them all, and also playing with some beloved alien species and even creating a couple new characters that I think integrate well into the larger universe. I mean, I’m answering this question while my original Darth Vader head case full of my old Kenner figures sits behind me. Who doesn’t dream of bringing those to life?”

(via: Marvel Entertainment)

In addition to the Obi-Wan Kenobi news, Starwars.com also had this to say during their recent press release:

“In addition to Star Wars: Obi-Wan, Marvel also plans to unleash Star Wars Tales: Krrsantan#1, a collection of the deadly Wookiee bounty hunter’s most memorable comics exploits. The special one-shot collects Star Wars (2015) #14-15 and #20, as well as Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Annual #1, which includes Krrsantan’s rumble with Obi-Wan Kenobi set between Episodes III and IV, his epic clash with fellow Wookiee warrior Chewbacca, and finally, a look into the blaster-for-hire’s Trandoshan gladiator-pit origins and subsequent quest for revenge. For those looking to learn more about this fearsome fighter after his appearance in The Book of Boba Fett, you’ve found your bounty.”

(via: Marvel Entertainment)

You can read Christopher Cantwell’s full interview with Starwars.com right here - Hello There! Marvel's Obi-Wan Comic Coming in May - Exclusive

Star Wars: Obi-Wan hits comic stands in May 2022

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