Artist Ken Lashley’s new variant cover for Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1 is basically the poster that the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi deserves.
A new variant cover for Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1 is basically the poster that the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi deserves. Artist Ken Lashley’s depiction of the exiled Jedi Master closely resembles his look in the upcoming show.
After Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan found solitude on the desert planet of Tatooine as he watched over Luke Skywalker, protecting him from a distance. Since the prequel trilogy concluded, fans assumed that Kenobi had remained nearby until the events of A New Hope. However, the upcoming Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi seems to insinuate that the Jedi Master goes on an adventure in the duration between the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy. While Obi-Wan is on Tatooine, he remembers the journey he went on as a Jedi which brought him to this place. The upcoming comic Obi-Wan #1 delves into Kenobi’s time as a padawan, learning from Qui Gon Jinn. The 5-issue miniseries is written by Christopher Cantwell and features art by Ario Anindito, with a main cover by Phil Noto.
The newly unveiled variant cover by Ken Lashley for the debut issue echoes the Disney+ series, as Obi-Wan wears a similar costume and contemplates his greatest failure. Darth Vader looms over him in the background with the binary sunset, representing the burden he has carried since the lightsaber battle on Mustafar years ago. Lashley’s weary Obi-Wan embodies the essence of the show at that point in his story. In contrast, the comic book miniseries will be set over the course of his life, highlighting both his highest and lowest moments. The variant is an exclusive of Things From Another World and is currently available for preorder. The upcoming comic Obi-Wan #1 is set to release on May 4 AKA Star Wars Day.
The first issue has a selection of cover options, including variants by artists Peach Momoko, E.M. Gist, and Ario Anindito. With the miniseries taking place across the timeline of Obi-Wan’s life from before the prequels and into A New Hope, there is a lot of ground for them to cover. Gist’s cover showcases a similar side to the Jedi Master in Alec Guinness’ original portrayal of Ben Kenobi, who is an undercover warrior and distant guardian.
While issues recount Obi-Wan Kenobi’s life story by jumping around entries from his journal, they might tread similar territory to the Disney+ series. However, it seems likely that Lashley’s is primarily an homage to Obi-Wan Kenobi and doesn’t imply the first issue will find the exiled Jedi Master in the same state.
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Source: Things From Another World
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