Obi-Wan_and_Anakin_1_Marco_Checchetto_Cover Flush from the critical and commercial success of the Lando mini-series, Marvel is again turning to Charles Soule to build on the legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice, Anakin Skywalker.

Soule will write the five-issue Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin series that Marco Checchetto — the artist on Shattered Empire — will illustrate. The first issue is due January 2016.

Set between the events of The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, the story is akin to the classic Lone Wolf and Cub tales (though Anakin, while infantile and 13-years-old in this story, is hardly a baby!)

Announced during Marvel’s “Cup of Joe” panel by the publisher’s chief creative officer Joe Quesada at New York Comic Con on Oct. 10, readers will Obi-Wan and Anakin in a new phase of their relationship as Jedi master and padawan, having grown closer as friends through the training in the previous few years. It’s not been easy, either.

Now, with the pair asked to assist on a remote planet, that relationship faces new challenges, challenges that are likely to go far in providing a deeper context to their relationship.


Matt Moore has been perpetrating journalism since 1985, reveling in Star Wars since 1977 and reading comics since 1974.

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  1. Melinda
    October 12, 2015 at 08:13 Reply

    Matt, thank you so much for this information. I, for one, will be looking forward to this series. I always have been interested in the early years of Obi-Wan’s and Anakin’s relationship, the trials and tribulations they faced both as Jedi and in finding their way toward becoming close friends/brothers. As Anakin headed into his pre-teen and early teen years, it is not difficult to fathom that there was a fair amount of teen angst Obi-Wan had to deal with (to which any parent can attest, even with the most even-tempered offspring) — when he, himself, was not even “full grown” (I mean fully mature…age does not necessarily denote maturity).

    The nice aspect of these mini series is that they are just that — mini. 🙂

    MTFBWY 🙂

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