StarWars.com announced Thursday that Marvel has a new comic series on the way centered around the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The news: Marvel’s new series, “Star Wars: Obi-Wan,” will debut in May.

  • The new series will tell the story of Obi-Wan’s final days before he meets up with Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars: A New Hope.”
  • The five-issue series will also show us “earlier adventures in his own journals” that were previously shown in Marvel’s “Star Wars” comic book series, according to StarWars.com.
  • As StarWars.com explains it:

“The tales span Obi-Wan’s entire life as a guardian of peace and justice, including his days as a Jedi Initiate, Padawan missions, experiencing the Clone Wars as a Jedi Knight, and facing new threats as a Jedi Master. StarWars.com has a first look at covers for issue #1, and caught up with Cantwell to talk about one inspiration for his take on Kenobi as a child, the prequel character he most enjoyed writing in the series, and why we love Obi-Wan.’

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The bigger picture: The new “Star Wars: Obi-Wan” comic book series will drop as rumors continue to swirl about the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Disney+ series, which will tell Obi-Wan’s story 10 years following “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.”

  • It’s unclear if the comic book series and the Disney+ series will be released at the same time.
  • Fans have been begging for more content about the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Disney+ series.
  • Disney+ released a behind-the-scenes look at the show, which featured Ewan McGregor talking about his return to the “Star Wars” franchise, as I reported for the Deseret News.
  • The show also included the new concept art of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader engaging in another lightsaber battle.
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