Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin #3 — Comic Review
Obi-Wan and Anakin team together to take on a strange new world …but they are brought into even stranger circumstances. Will the duo be able to save themselves and this world they’ve been called to?
Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin #3
Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Marco Checchetto
Cover Artist: Marco Checchetto
Publisher: Dan Buckley
Release Date: March 23, 2016
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As I stated in my previous review, I struggled with the main storyline of the series through the first two issues. This issue picks up the slack where the previous two left off. While I still don’t quite know where the story will go yet, I found it much more intriguing and compelling.
I still question this series main plot. It’s slow developing, confusing, and at times seems—pointless. It is distracting. Moreover, I expected a Master and Padawan adventure. This one, isn’t offering much on the surface.
Issues 1 and 2 were shallow and I expected issue three to open the main plot more. It should be the pinnacle of the story, with a defined purpose now in sight. I didn’t get that. With two remaining, I’m concerned that the story will fail to meet a clear and concise ending. The more this series plays out, the more it lacks. It needs more structure and clarity.
Setting the weak points aside, the compelling parts of the series manifest themselves brilliantly, as we continue to follow the relationship of Anakin and Chancellor Palpatine. Their adventure to the underworld of Coruscant continues. They observe from the shadows, gambling and dishonest activities involving a senator. The chancellor plays on Skywalker’s emotions using masterful craft, infusing subtle reminders of his past life. The final exchange, however, caught my attention. The Chancellor asks about using the Force to move objects, such as a chance cube. Sound familiar? Think back to the moment where Qui-Gon Jinn won the freedom of young Skywalker from Watto, using a chance cube. Palpatine continues to intrigue with his wordplay and manipulation. This growing relationship alone is reason enough to invest in the series, even with the lacking main plot.
I only hope the final issues will clear up the clutter. Obi-Wan and Anakin issue #3 has glaring weaknesses and lacks depth, but still contains compelling moments. I still recommend buying and reading.