Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Obi-Wan Kenobi #1

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Cory Smith Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 2, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 10
6.7Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

•  Following the wishes of his master, OBI-WAN has taken on ANAKIN SKYWALKER as an apprentice.
•  Will his mission alongside his young Padawan bring them closer together, or sow the seeds that will drive them apart?
•  And who else is after the ancient holocron that they seek?
Rated T

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 8, 2019

    I'm enjoying the Age of the Republic books a lot as they're doing some good stuff in playing between the lines of the films and other works. Jody Houser handles the relationship between these two in a way that's natural and covers a good bit of ground in a short amount of time. The whole archaeology bit with the holocron is fun enough and it provides some useful material for both of them, but the time spent just talking with each other, knowing the path and echoes ahead, works very well. And tying enough of it into Qui-Gon and sense of expectations connects it all just right. Definitely looking forward to more of these books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Jan 2, 2019

    Fans of either character are sure to appreciate spending time with the duo and, while it doesn't deliver a riveting adventure, it does mark an organic link between the events of the two prequel films, confirming both Obi-Wan and Anakin's motives in the early days of their relationship. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 26, 2019

    An early tale of Obi-Wan and Anakin begins to have the master think differently of his apprentice. The story is great, though the visuals are mixed. One penciler would have solved this issue. The colors are well done, but the letters are very uneven for the jobs required of them. I would still recommend this for fans who want to see the relationship between the Jedi's most famous duo grow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Brandon Masters Jan 3, 2019

    As a stand-alone story, Star Wars: Age of Republic: Obi-Wan is a very solid presentation with some very cool character work that helps fill in the gaps between movies. However, it also doesnt feel overly necessary as a story, so it winds up being a comic that only major hardcore Star Wars fans should pick up immediately. Everyone else should wait until May, when the collected versions of Age of Republic will be coming out. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Jan 3, 2019

    An all-around solid comic, providing a look into the mind of Obi-Wan Kenobi and the early days of him training Anakin. It's worth a read for anyone who wants to see more of the Jedi in action, not just in a physical sense but in an emotional one. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 2, 2019

    While the concept of these one-shots is interesting, exploring characters from Star Wars over key time periods, so far what has been released hasn't been exciting. None of it is bad, it's just none of it has had anything new that has really shaken things up in an interesting way. They feel like deleted scenes from a film, scenes that while adding a little to the story aren't vital to your enjoyment or provide any new insight into the world we're exploring. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Connor Christiansen Jan 3, 2019

    While this issue does provide new insight into Obi-Wan's early days as a teacher to young Anakin, it's ultimately a pointless, completely forgettable story that is really indicative of this entire series thus far. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 3, 2019

    Compared to other comics that Marvel has released to expand the Star Wars Universe, this is one part of the canon that I think we could have done without. Like Jar Jar Binks. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kaasen Koy Jan 2, 2019

    Star Wars: Age of Republic - Obi-Wan Kenobi #1 feels like the first full-on misstep in the series. A wordy comic without much to say, it doubles down on the shortcomings of previous Age of Republic one-shots and lacks the inspired artwork that elevated Qui-Gon #1 and Darth Maul #1. Read Full Review

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