In Review: Star Wars: Obi-Wan (2022-) #3 (of 5) THE BATTLE OF ABRION BRIDGE!

THE BATTLE OF ABRION BRIDGE! While continuing to wait out a nasty sandstorm on Tatooine, Obi-Wan reflects on one of his most grueling experiences in the Clone Wars…
ABRION BRIDGE

Synopsis: THE BATTLE OF ABRION BRIDGE! While continuing to wait out a nasty sandstorm on Tatooine, Obi-Wan reflects on one of his most grueling experiences in the Clone Wars…It’s a memory full of pain and bloodshed, and one that has lasting consequences. The battle also reminds Obi-Wan of an age-old question he has long wrestled with throughout his life: what is a Jedi’s true purpose in war?

 

The Story

Continuing to write down his memories. Obi-Wan recounts the events that took place in The Battle of Abrion Bridge. It was brutal mission that saw Obi-Wan’s unit of Clone Troopers, which was led by Commander Cody get some additional help from Commander Mekedrox and a brave clone trooper who names himself Airo. The mission’s objective was to destroy some ion cannons and retrieve the plans. But the odds were severely stacked against Obi-Wan and his unit. Throughout the story, Obi-Wan asks what the Jedis place has to be when at war. Given that a Jedi’s prime directive is to preserve life. Is there a light at the end of the darkness?

 

Artwork

Alessandro Miracolo does a fantastic job of capturing the chaos of war while also doing a brilliant job of making Obi-Wan look like the heroic figure that we like to think he is. It was great to see Commander Cody again as we haven’t seen him for a while in the comics. But I also enjoyed the references during Obi-Wan’s narration. I’m quite enjoying the imagery of Obi-Wan’s pen drawing the Jedi language for his journal.

 

Overall

Christopher Cantwell  does a great job with this story. I particularly liked the introduction as Obi-Wan talks about previous battles that he had fought, which led up to Obrion Bridge. While he is also foreshadowing the future battles yet to be fought by a young Luke Skywalker who is in the care of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru.

The description of the battle is done brilliantly. I particularly liked how Commander Mekedrox seemed to rile Obi-Wan a little bit for treating the battle like it was just a mere game. The orders being given back and forth and the general panic and mayhem of being outnumbered by a superior force is brilliantly captured.

Overall. A really interesting chapter in this series.

9.7
Star Wars: Obi-Wan (2022-) #3 (of 5) THE BATTLE OF ABRION BRIDGE!
  • Covers
    9.3
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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