Synopsis: Obi-Wan has closed his journals for now and looks ahead as night falls and the sandstorm that has sequestered him begins to clear. He discovers something unexpected in the hazards of the Jundland Wastes…
The storm has passed and old Ben ventures out into the desert to obtain some power cells from the Jawa’s. Meanwhile, a detachment of Stormtroopers has been sent on a useless mission to recover Imperial rations, which Tusken Raiders have stolen during the storm. They are led by JM – 909 and they are walking into a clever trap. As he’s passing by. Old Ben hears the shoot-out between the raiders and the Stormtroopers and sneaks onto the site once the trouble has stopped so he can scavenge what he can. But while taking whatever he can use. The old Jedi stumbles upon a lone survivor and must render him aid.
Adriana Melo gets to do some great action beats in this issue. I particularly liked the panels where JM-909 was organizing his troopers in an attempt to flank the Tusken Raiders and take back their supplies. The sight of blaster fire passing through a decoy sand person was a fantastic visual. I also loved the panel where Obi-Wan rescues JM-909 as it looked rather similar to the scene from Star Wars: A New Hope where he rescues Luke from the Tusken Raiders.
Christopher Cantwell finishes his Obi-Wan mini-series in style by giving us a story set in the old Jedi’s present while he contemplates his future. I loved the storyline involving JM-909 and his doomed mission. It’s pretty apparent that he knows that his commander is sending him on a fools’ errand.
This last issue was a nice way to finish off the series and is a great setup to read just before watching A New Hope. I loved the ominous closing panel where we see old Ben’s clothes bundled on the floor and Darth Vader’s black boots standing on them. It is a chilling reminder of what is to come.