Obi-Wan & Anakin Review

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Obi-Wan & Anakin

By Charles Soule, Marco Checchetto (Illustrations)

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 young Padawan, Anakin Skywalker. Now join them a few years into the “chosen one” Anakin’s training. Teacher and student have grown closer over time, but it’s been a difficult road. And things aren’t about to get any easier. In fact, when they are called to a remote planet for assistance, the pair may be pushed to breaking point. As they find themselves stranded on a strange world of primitive technology and deadly natives, will they be able to save themselves? First they must learn who called for help…and why! COLLECTING: OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN 1-5

Summary from Goodreads.

Set between The Phantom Menace and Attack Of The Clones, Obi-Wan and Anakin explores the early years of the master and apprentice. Since we have an gap of approximately 10 years between these two movies, graphic novels like this will help you understand how Anakin started down the path to the dark side, and how Palpatine started to manipulate him form a young age.

The storyline flashes between current time (Anakin being a teenager) and when Anakin was younger and training in the Jedi temple. In current time, Anakin and Obi-Wan go to a planet following a distress signal. We see how both Obi-Wan and Anakin deal with the unknown and how the Jedi are supposed to act and deal in uncertain situations. In the past, we see Anakin having to deal with coming to the Jedi temple very late, and how Palpatine starts to get Anakin questioning the Jedi Order.

The art style was very nice. I enjoyed the contrast between the current and past times and how visually they looked different. At times the panels seemed way too crowded and I did not give them the attention that I should have just because my eyes were unable to focus on one thing at a time. One thing though is that I doubt that you will ever be able to beat seeing a lightsaber on the screen.

If you want to understand how Anakin turned to the dark side and do not think that the movie alone justify it, then this graphic novel will give you a better understanding than the movies alone do.

4/5

Have you read Obi-Wan and Anakin? Do you agree with my review? Let me know your opinion in the comments below!

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