Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1

Writer: Christopher Cantwell Artist: Ario Anindito Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 4, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 16
8.0Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

•  As he spends his final days in the remote deserts of Tatooine, Obi-Wan Kenobi takes time to reflect on - and record - key moments of a heroic life long-lived.
•  Writing in old leather-bound journals from his hermit's hut, Obi-Wan remembers his days as a young Jedi Initiate, his trials as a Padawan, the crucible of Jedi Knighthood and the Clone Wars, and some of the earliest challenges he faced as a true Master of the Force!
•  In this tale, Obi-Wan considers a watershed Youngling adventure he narrowly survived on Coruscant when he was more

  • 9.8
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen May 29, 2022

    This idea of Kenobi looking back to key moments from his younger life is a fun way of showing us what the younger and less experience Obi-Wan was like in a time before he became a full Jedi. I can't wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles May 15, 2022

    Overall, Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1 is an action packed debut issue, which shows why Obi wan is still an iconic character in the Star Wars universe. The story by Cantwell is heartfelt. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, one of the better additions to Marvel Star Wars comics canon. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau May 10, 2022

    Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi #1 tells a simple story with a master's expertise. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 4, 2022

    Anindito delivers some great art in the issue. The characters look dynamic and the artistic style showcases the look of the Star Wars universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma May 8, 2022

    I didnt really think that this comic was essential to get but if you are a fan of Obi Wan and Star Wars and want to find out more about a character that there is an entire period of their life missing from most of the stories then I would recommend this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 4, 2022

    It's an exciting time to be an Obi-Wan fan and Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1 is a big reason why. The first issue delivers some impactful moments in Obi-Wan's days as a young boy with the promise of more. It also nails the voice of an older Obi-Wan who spends his days doing not much more than thinking about his past. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - John Edward Lee May 4, 2022

    The first chapter of Obi-Wan Kenobis memoir is finished. As he waits out one of the worst storms on Tatooine record, he will undoubably have more stories to write down as he takes a virtual speeder tour down memory lane. His childhood story is told. What adventures will behold teenage Obi-Wan? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 5, 2022

    Click on the image above to view the full page in another tab.I think most Star Wars fans will appreciate this new Obi Wan series. It may not offer any bold insights into the series' first Jedi, but it is still a good series, with fantastic artwork and an enjoyable story. And that is no small thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan May 5, 2022

    This is a really nicely done adventure that wears its heart on its sleeve and feels like classic Star Wars and knows the soul of the character at the center. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles May 6, 2022

    Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1 is a fun start to a series that promises to show some great moments in Obi-Wan's life and give more insight into his character. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday May 4, 2022

    A well-constructed and entertaining comic, Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1 will make for a solid read for any major fan of the iconic Jedi Master. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer May 4, 2022

    As the story progresses, the dynamic between Obi-Wan and his friend Gehren is delightful but it fizzles out far too soon, leaving one characters fate left up in the air (you can guess who). As such, the main story feels like its just a one-and-done with no real resolution. Its relatable in a way–the idea of growing apart from a good friend and never knowing what happens to them–but here it just seems like the start of a story that may never continue. Hopefully there is a theme or overarching narrative that will provide greater meaning to this series; otherwise it runs the risk of being another forgettable tie-in simply made to lead into Kenobis upcoming live-action series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh May 4, 2022

    Some of these figures might return in future installments, but this lighthearted adventure feels like a stark contrast from the book's opening pages, proving that this series surely has potential, yet might have some growing pains to get through to really find its footing and the right balance of exposition and insight into Kenobi's character that genuinely earns an exploration. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - James Hepplewhite May 22, 2022

    The story of Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi #1, courtesy of Chris Cantwell, is essentially Obi-Wan writing his memoirs. The real story of Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi #1 is artist Ario Anindito's versatility. Read Full Review

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