It's one Jedi against the galaxy in Obi-Wan Kenobi #1

Art from Obi-Wan #1
(Image credit: Marvel Comics)

With Ahsoka currently taking a deep dive into the powers of the Force, it's a good time to look back at a previous Star Wars adventure. Obi-Wan Kenobi is a new six-issue miniseries from writer Jody Houser and artist Salvador Larocca that retells last year's epic Disney Plus series.

Each issue of the new comic covers an episode of the TV show. The first one finds Obi-Wan in hiding on the desert planet of Tatooine many years after the Empire's purge of the Jedi. He's there to keep an eye on Luke, the young son of his former friend and Padawan Anakin - now the ruthless Darth Vader. Little does he know, however, that he'll soon have his hands full looking after a different member of the Skywalker family...

We've got a first look at finished pages from the new issue in the gallery below

Marvel's official synopsis for the new issue reads:

"THE HIT DISNEY+ SERIES OBI-WAN KENOBI HAS ARRIVED! When agents of the Empire pose a new threat, OBI-WAN KENOBI emerges after years of hiding. Taking place after the events of Star Wars: Episode III  Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan Kenobi is tasked with keeping both of the SKYWALKER children safe from a distance…until young LEIA ORGANA finds herself held in a ransom plot. Introducing REVA, THE THIRD SISTER OF THE INQUISITORS!"

You can see the main cover for the first issue by Phil Noto, plus variants by Lee Garbett and Taurin Clarke, in the gallery above.

Meanwhile, in another part of the galaxy far, far away, both sides of the civil war are facing a robot rebellion...

Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi #1 is published by Marvel Comics on September 13.

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Will Salmon
Comics Editor

Will Salmon is the Comics Editor for GamesRadar/Newsarama. He has been writing about comics, film, TV, and music for more than 15 years, which is quite a long time if you stop and think about it. At Future he has previously launched scary movie magazine Horrorville, relaunched Comic Heroes, and has written for every issue of SFX magazine for over a decade. He sometimes feels very old, like Guy Pearce in Prometheus. His music writing has appeared in The Quietus, MOJO, Electronic Sound, Clash, and loads of other places and he runs the micro-label Modern Aviation, which puts out experimental music on cassette tape.