In Review: Star Wars: Obi-Wan (2022-) #2 (of 5) DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

"DARK SIDE OF THE MOON" Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan answer the distress call of an outpost on the edge of the galaxy.

Synopsis: “DARK SIDE OF THE MOON” Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan answer the distress call of an outpost on the edge of the galaxy. What’s the secret behind the devastation wrought upon the terrifying moon base? Will whatever plunged it into darkness pull a Padawan off his enlightened path?


The Story

As with the last issue. This story starts with the older Obi-Wan looking back to his younger days while waiting for a sandstorm to pass. In this story the young padawan Obi-Wan who is accompanied by Qui-Gon head to a mining planet where there seems to be weird radioactive energy at play that is blocking all visible light. As the two Jedi investigate. They learn that a group of thieves caused the problem when trying to steal some rare diamonds. But when they set off a device it created a weird radioactive energy to take hold in the mines.

With time fast running out. Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon must solve this puzzle and restore the mine to its previous state.


The Artwork

 Luke Ross goes great guns with the artwork in this issue as he gets to play around a lot with light and shadow for the mine sequences. But it’s worth noting that we also get a nice flashback sequence to Obi-Wan’s final duel with Darth Maul, which was a major featured moment in the final season of Star Wars: Rebels. However one of the best groupings of panels is when Obi-Wan encounters a wolf-like alien in the darkness of the mines. 



This second story, which was appropriately titled Dark Side of The Moon shows us a pre-Star Wars Prequel series Obi-Wan in one of his earlier adventures alongside Qui-Gon. Writer Christopher Cantwell does a great job of accurately capturing the voices of the characters. He does a particularly good job on getting Qui-Gon’s voice right. As I could definitely hear Liam Neeson in my head whenever I was reading his dialogue.

Overall. A really fun story that sees the young Obi-Wan tested.

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