Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin #2

Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin #2

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Marco Checchetto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 3, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 7
7.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

• Master and Padawan find themselves stranded on an unfamiliar world...
• ...a world of strange, primitive technology and dangerous natives.
• But even if they can save themselves...why were they called to this world?

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 5, 2016

    Obi-Wan & Anakin #2 is an exciting ride for Star Wars fans who enjoy heading back to the days of Obi-Wan's early days as a Master. This creative team is building a solid adventure book and doing these iconic characters justice. Any apprehension I had about this series after the first issue is completely gone and I'm definitely game to see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Feb 5, 2016

    Overall, Obi-Wan and Anakin proves theres life in the franchise outside of the original trilogy. It does a lot to course correct the prequel franchise, and I hope the level of quality here encourages Marvel to do more comics set in this time frame. As someone who had to grow up with the prequels, Id much rather see their potential fixed rather than just ignored in favour of another generations nostalgia. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley Feb 5, 2016

    OBI-WAN & ANAKIN #2 may not move the various plot threads forward much, but what's here is high quality. Charles Soule and Marco Checchetto are a great team, and they're doing a wonderful job of fleshing out the relationship between the Jedi Master and his Padawan learner. Hopefully, the pace quickens next issue, and we'll learn where this story is going, but for now, Soule's character-focused scripts and Marco's stunning artwork are enough to make this book a worthy read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    PopOptiq - Matthew J. Theriault Feb 3, 2016

    The first issue ended with the question What in the green hells is a Jedi? The agenda for this series was thus for Obi-Wan, Palpatine, and Soule himself to answer that question. Issue two takes a fascinating approach to such, not just by juxtaposing the Jedi to the Sith, by demonstrating the false comparison between the Jedi/Sith dichotomy and the arbitrary divisions of bigotry. This issue's answer to what is a Jedi? Those who chosethe right side, the side of good. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 4, 2016

    While I'm not as enthralled with this as Soule's last series, the really fun and engaging Lando work, this isn't meant to be more of the same. There's a different tone that comes from being in this era and it's one that does take some work to reconnect with. The portrayal of the characters is spot on and I adore the visual design from top to bottom as it's just so striking and unique. The world is definitely one I want to know more of and I love that Checchetto looks to be just having a blast with it. But the core story on that world is just too simple and too familiar at this stage, and a little too decompressed, which makes me glad for the brief Palpatine bit we get underway here. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Levi Hunt Feb 4, 2016

    This is a period of Star Wars that hasn't been covered much, and the creators use that to their benefit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Patrick Ross Feb 3, 2016

    In a lot of ways, this is Star Wars done perfectly—an interesting mix of the science fiction aspects of exploring new worlds and meeting new races next to the very human soap opera that is the Skywalker dynasty. However, the pacing of this miniseries still feels extremely slow. If you're a fan of Star Wars, though, you'll very likely enjoy this (and if you aren't, I don't want to know you). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 6, 2016

    I'm looking forward to seeing where this is going, but am not thrilled by it. It's still early in the series, so anything can happen, and I hope it does. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 3, 2016

    Both the first and second issue of this series are alright. More than anything else, it's a bit of a bummer to see something with so much potential be just an "ok" story. Regardless, I'm intrigued with where this is going and say keep reading it. The art here is fantastic, but the majority of the story wasn't as good as I hoped for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Herald - Michael O'Rear Feb 12, 2016

    Sporting only a rough edge or two, Obi-Wan and Anakin makes for a pretty great read for Star Wars fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - John McCubbin Feb 5, 2016

    Obi-Wan and Anakin #2 moves the story forward in an enticing manner, as despite there remaining a couple of aspects that I'm torn over, the product remains intriguing. This is probably best shown within young padawan, Anakin, with the creative team showing us signs of the Sith Lord he's destined to become. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Feb 6, 2016

    "Obi-Wan and Anakin" produces a second issue that brings more danger to the pair, but also brings more characters into the fray. The pair find themselves with warring rivals. This leads them to attempting to keep peace while trying to escape the hostile environment of native creatures and dangerous elements. The comic draws a lot of parallels between the current situation and the future of the Jedi, Sith and Obi-Wan and Anakin's relationship. It's a good read, especially if you are into expanding on the lead character's interactions that the films didn't cover. I'm not sure this book has a wider appeal because it is fairly average in terms of plot and excitement. Give it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 4.4
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Feb 5, 2016

    The sad reality is that this series is going to be judged far more harshly than if it was a new creator owned series, because we have so much more skin in the game. But that's not a surprise to Marvel, Soule, and Checchetto – they know the stakes, and yet they failed to live up to them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Inklings May 31, 2016

    Maybe it's because I'm exactly the target audience for this sort of story, but I find myself inextricably drawn toward this Star Wars title. This second issue has leap-frogged the plot into one of juxtaposing interplanetary and intraplanetary political alignments. It offers a unique look at the formative years of young Anakin, as well as his skills and failures in learning the Jedi arts, while humanizing him much more adequately than we've seen before. Obi-Wan is appropriately stoic and masterful here, but he too has some quiet characterization concerning redemption, forgiveness, and factionalism. And what a fresh take on Palpatine! What an enlightening view of the layers of Coruscant's architecture and socio-economic structures. I imagine we'll get more of these new characters in issues to come too, despite their being relatively flat thus far. Probably the highlight of this issue was the encounter with the corpse leeches and Anakin's failure to pacify them through the Force. Great character study and exceptional art, worldbuilding, and paneling.

  • 9.0
    The Villain Jan 20, 2017

    Another smooth issue considering it takes place in two different time frames. The present day story is a little bit more interesting this time around and there is some foreshadowing for Anakin's turn to the dark side while there is still a lot of good in him. There is some more backstory into Anakin's relationship with Chancellor Palpatine teasing the relationship that the two will have later on down the line.

  • 8.5
    Big Brother Feb 6, 2016

    Much stronger second issue. The smaller moments are very well done.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Mar 8, 2016

    I'm actually liking this, especially the flashback. The artwork is mostly cool but the action is difficult to understand in several panels.

  • 7.0
    JBL Reviews Feb 4, 2016

    Just ok

  • 7.5
    TheFallenKing13 Feb 3, 2016

  • 7.5
    golemgac Sep 1, 2017

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