Hello there! Marvel and Star Wars to collaborate on a new five-part Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Plus, Krrsantan strikes back!
Marvel is bringing the force back to its comic line with an all-new series dedicated to Obi-Wan Kenobi. The legendary Jedi Master is dusting off his robes for new adventures ahead of his long-awaited Disney Plus return. Written by Christopher Cantwell with art by Ario Anindito, the five-part series will follow Kenobi as a legendary negotiator, a youngling, and Luke Skywalker’s watchful guardian. Pretty cool huh? But the fun doesn’t end there. StarWars.com caught up with Cantwell and grilled him about what we can expect from the series.
StarWars.com: What’s especially exciting about your series is that each issue will tell a story about Obi-Wan at a different stage in his life. What do you hope readers come to understand about him when looking at the series as a whole?
Christopher Cantwell: What I love about Obi-Wan is that he is so much a character of patience and fortitude. He holds out hope and keeps that flame going even in the darkest times. He lost his Master, his best friend…he’s experienced a lot of grief. But he pushes forward. Kenobi waits on Tatooine for decades. He is the Buddhist concept of kshanti — patience — personified. He is able to hold onto the glimmers of light amidst the cloak of darkness. Every issue thematically deals with his ability to do that as a person.
StarWars.com: What did you learn about Obi-Wan in the process of writing him at these varying points in his life?
Christopher Cantwell: Again, I tried to emphasize that unwavering way about him. But I was also able to dig further and explore some of his deeper trepidations. The frame story of the entire series takes place just weeks before A New Hope begins. So here’s Obi-Wan, waiting and sensing that things are about to drastically change. There is going to be some culmination of his destiny. And — just like what happens for us all when we face some of our greatest challenges — he is really wrestling with it internally. It’s this wrestling that is in fact causing him to reflect on his past. He’s searching for strength and wisdom he’s gained over his lifetime, wanting it to reinforce his readiness to face his fate.
And just when we thought the news couldn’t get any better, Marvel also confirmed a new series is heading our way featuring Krrsantan. Fresh off the back of his live-action debut in The Book Of Boba Fett, the gladiator-turned bounty hunter will return in Star Wars Tales: Krrsantan#1. A collection of the deadly Wookiee bounty hunter’s most memorable comics exploits.
The special one-shot collects Star Wars (2015) #14-15 and #20, as well as Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Annual#1, which includes Krrsantan’s rumble with Obi-Wan Kenobi set between Episodes III and IV, his epic clash with fellow Wookiee warrior Chewbacca, and finally, a look into the blaster-for-hire’s Trandoshan gladiator-pit origins and subsequent quest for revenge
What an awesome collection. And let’s face it, more adventures with Krrsantan can only be a good thing. His debut in The Book Of Boba Fett has been one of the many highlights of the series so far. And with the finale just one week away, who’s knows what awaits the mighty Wookiee in the future. But at least we can all look forward to more adventures on the printed page. And with Obi-Wan heading to a comic store near you this May, what an awesome time to be a Star Wars fan!
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Source: Star Wars
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