Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin #5 – Comic Review
War breaks out…with our Jedi caught in the middle! Master and apprentice come to an important realization. Marvel’s first Jedi-centric miniseries draws to a dramatic close!
Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin #5
Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Marco Checchetto
Cover Artist: Marco Checchetto
Publisher: Dan Buckley
Release Date: May 25, 2016
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While it didn’t pack the punch it should have and hastened through the completion of the story, Obi-Wan and Anakin #5 still has good elements.
Sera, the scavenger on Carnelion IV, used an old star fighter to send a distress signal to the Jedi Council. She tells Obi-Wan that she found old records of “warriors with swords of light” and learned how to send the signal. She hoped the Jedi would help her put an end to the conflict between the warring natives. With the wars at an end and the older generation destroyed, she could create a new, peaceful beginning for the next generation.
Obi-Wan tried to explain that it wasn’t the Jedi way to kill, but an emanant attack kept him from finishing his explanation. Kenobi and Anakin send out a second distress signal to the Jedi Council. The conflict is brought to an abrupt end when Jedi and Clones arrive, much to the dismay of Sera
The overall arc of this issue extends beyond this story. It’s similar to that of the Jedi Order, the Sith and their demise at the hands of the Chosen One. The story foreshadows things to come, with brilliance. The comparisons are uncanny. Additionally, this story suggests the ignorance of distant systems that aren’t an immediate part of the Republic’s reach. Sera and the occupants of Carnelion IV knew nothing of the Jedi or Sith and their innate differences.
The best part of the story lies in its final moments where Yoda and Obi-Wan share concerns over Kenobi’s padawan. They contemplate Anakin’s decision to leave the order and its ultimate ramifications.
I enjoyed the series as an entire body of work and while it didn’t pack the punch it should have, it’s still worth purchasing.