Star Wars: Obi-Wan #5

Writer: Christopher Cantwell Artist: Adriana Melo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 14, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
8.1Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Obi-Wan has closed his journals for now and looks ahead as night falls and the sandstorm that has sequestered him begins to clear. But he discovers something unexpected in the hazards of the Jundland Wastes-a squad of ambushed stormtroopers left to die. But one still has a fighting chance-and Obi-Wan may very well risk everything to save a single injured imperial stormtrooper that can't help but remind Kenobi of the clones he served with so long ago.

  • 9.7
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Sep 18, 2022

    This last issue was a nice way to finish off the series and is a great setup to read just before watching A New Hope. I loved the ominous closing panel where we see old Ben's clothes bundled on the floor and Darth Vader's black boots standing on them. It is a chilling reminder of what is to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 14, 2022

    Melo delivers some beautifully detailed art in the issue. The visuals are tonal perfect and manage to convey both the qualities of the character and the action of the world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 21, 2022

    I didn't go into this series which expectations because I understood what kind of project it was and what limitations it was likely under. What I got was a number of standalone tales with a good framing that allowed us to see more tales about Obi-Wan across his life. That made for some stories more enjoyable than others, though this last one has the least Obi-Wan in it while trying to say something about how he never gave up being what a Jedi is. There are plenty of complications that come from this character being expanded upon instead of a mystery and it generally makes him more problematic because of his focus in how he protects Luke. But the individual tales themselves were a lot of fun overall and I like getting more time in the Clone Wars era period with him. It's pretty nicely done overall and I liked the rotating cast of artists that worked on it and the variety to the tales overall. It was a nice complement to the recent live-action limited series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Sep 14, 2022

    While most issues of Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi explored his past, this issue took place in the present, showcasing how, even when discovering the true face of the evil forces tasked with killing him, Obi-Wan shows humility and wisdom to help take care of someone in need. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - John Edward Lee Sep 15, 2022

    The suns have set and risen again on old Ben, and thus ends this series. Soon to follow will be a new series about the greatest of all Jedi, Master Yoda. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Sep 22, 2022

    I would consider getting this one in a collected edition with the other entries in the series if you were going to get it. Read Full Review

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