Many fans of “Star Wars” have always been curious what Obi-Wan Kenobi did all that time between “Revenge of the Sith” and “A New Hope.” Finally a new comic book from Marvel will bring some clarity.
Following “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith,” we found Obi-Wan Kenobi (played by Ewan McGregor) heading out alone after bringing twins Luke and Leia to safety from their father Anakin Skywalker — who by then had become Darth Vader.
The original film in the sage, “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope,” shows “Ben” Kenobi (played by Alec Guinness) as an elder Jedi living in seclusion on Tatooine until he’s thrust back into the Rebel cause after crossing paths with the adult Luke.
Kenobi dies by the hands of Vader in “A New Hope” and that looks to be where the comic book “Star Wars #7” begins (available July 8).
According to the book’s description on the Marvel site, Skywalker comes across Kenobi’s journals after returning to his home world of Tatooine following the events that occur in “A New Hope.” The writings he uncovers are his master’s experience on the planet during “a time when injustice reigned.”
From the synopsis:
“As villainous scum runs rampant over the blistering sands, only a Jedi Master stands any hope of liberating the planet from the grasp of gangs, thieves and thugs. But would Ben risk everything to do what was right? Even if it meant revealing himself to those searching for his whereabouts?”
Here are some pages Marvel has previewed:
This shows Kenobi living an isolated existence on Tatooine.
And here it looks like he’s come across a young Luke Skywalker (perhaps keeping tabs on him?).
For the last year Marvel has been releasing a “Star Wars” series of comics that gives us insight into what happened to the main characters in the original trilogy following “Return of the Jedi.” #7 is a special one-off tale in the series focused solely on Kenobi.
Read up because all these tales may be of importance leading to the release of the next chapter in “Star Wars” lore, “The Force Awakens,” opening Dec. 18.
Check out some of the variant covers from #7 below.
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