Everyone’s favorite Master/Padawan team is back in Obi-Wan and Anakin #3 by Charles Soule and Marco Checchetto. It’s a little more of everything that’s made this book so gosh darn good thus far.
Palpatine. We’re going to start with Palpatine. Look, I know I said it last time but I’m sad that we can’t get a Palpatine ongoing from Soule. He is so clearly having the time of his life getting to write these Palpy Flashbacks in this book. I know he’s already writing the Poe book and a zillion others for Marvel but… oh you mean that even writers have to sleep sometimes? Alas. Getting back to the point, it’s fun to watch Palpatine and Anakin interact because while he clearly has an agenda, he doesn’t have to be nearly as subtle because Anakin just doesn’t pick up on the manipulations. It’s simultaneously delightful to watch Palpatine be the Puppet Master and incredibly sad to watch Anakin be manipulated by someone he trusts.
Back in the current time line, Obi-Wan’s brokered a temporary truce between the waring groups but… okay can people please stop taking advantage and twisting Anakin to their goals? If you’re not careful, you’re all going to turn that poor boy to the dark side and then you’ll– Oh wait. Crap.
Checchetto’s art paired with Andres Mossa’s coloring continue to be drop dead gorgeous, by the way. This is an amazing team who puts out some really gorgeous work. I hope we get to see more from this pair in the Star Wars universe.
Obi-Wan and Anakin continues to be so enjoyable that I can’t stop wishing it was an ongoing. (How’s that for an endorsement?)