In Review: Star Wars: Obi-Wan (2022-) #5 (of 5)

Obi-Wan has closed his journals for now and looks ahead as night falls and the sandstorm that has sequestered him begins to clear.
Obi-Wan

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 Story

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.

 

The Artwork

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.

 

Overall

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.

9.7
Star Wars: Obi-Wan (2022-) #5 (of 5)
  • 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: ian@scifipulse.net
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