1:05pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Marvel Returns To 'Star Wars' Prequels With 'Obi-Wan & Anakin' Comic Book Series
The Force continues to be with Marvel Entertainment, with the publisher announcing another Star Wars comic book miniseries at this weekend's New York Comic Con, its first focusing on the era covered by the much-maligned Star Wars prequel trilogy. Fans might not have much love for Attack of the Clones, but will the same be true of Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin?
"It’s set between Episode I and II, which is one of the big attractions to me about doing the series," writer Charles Soule told StarWars.com about the five-issue series. "Because that scenario, we haven’t really seen explored that much. We’ve seen the end of The Phantom Menace, which is when Anakin said, 'Yes, I’ll go to the Jedi Temple,' and Obi-Wan said, 'Yes, I’ll train this kid.' But then, what happened between there and the start of Episode II, where they were buddy-buddy and clearly had lots of adventures? It’s pretty unexplored territory."
The series isn't Soule's first time in a galaxy far, far away; his previous Star Wars comic book, Star Wars: Lando, concludes this month. His artist on the new Obi-Wan series, Marco Checchetto, is similarly a veteran of the comic book line, currently working on the Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens – Shattered Empire mini-series.
Soule says that the series won't only feature the titular characters but also other important players in the prequel trilogy, including future-Emperor Palpatine. "Hopefully it will feel essential and not be just another adventure," the writer said.
Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin launches in Jan. 2016.