Some really cool news to come out of New York Comic Con today, as it was just announced at Marvel’s “Cup O’ Joe” panel that we’ll be getting a new five-issue comic series called “Obi-Wan & Anakin” in 2016! The series will be written by Charles Soule, who just wrote the “Lando” series, with art by Marco Checchetto, who is currently doing the art for “Shattered Empire.”
Here is the official description of the book, as well as the cover for the first issue:
“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 forassistance, Master and Padawan may be pushed to the breaking point. Writer Charles Soule (Lando, She-Hulk, Daredevil) and artist Marco Checchetto (Star Wars: Shattered Empire, Avengers World, Punisher) bring us a tale of the Jedi at the height of their power…”
I cant tell you how excited I am for this new series. Not only are we getting a book set in the prequel era, but it’s at a point in that era that I’ve longed to see explored in the canon with Obi-Wan and Anakin.
We’ll be able to get our hands on the first issue of “Obi-Wan & Anakin” in January 2016