Remember how the prequel trilogy jumped over those awkward pre-teen years of Anakin Skywalker's life after Episode I, and went straight to all the teen angst you could handle in Episode II? Well you'll soon be able to enjoy all those formative years you missed with Obi-Wan and Anakin, a new limited series from Marvel's Star Wars universe.

Written by Charles Soule and drawn by Marco Checchetto, both fresh off Star Wars stints on Lando and Shattered Empire respectively, Obi-Wan and Anakin will follow the newly minted Jedi master and his padawan as they grow into their new roles, exploring the limits of patience a teacher can have with a new apprentice. Can you imagine being a twenty-something whose closest friend just died and then being put in charge of a bucket of raging hormones who happens to be one of the most powerful space wizards in the galaxy? I was a nightmare at that age, and I didn't even have a lightsaber.

In addition to some unlettered preview pages, there's also the requisite half-dozen variant covers, including a blank one and the ever-popular movie variant. While the Siya Oum, Kevin Nowlan and Skottie Young covers all have their virtues, I feel bad for John Tyler Christopher having to create a Jake Lloyd action figure cover. People didn't even want the real young Anakin figures when they released. Then again, variant covers are hot business, so what do I know.

Obi-Wan and Anakin #1 will arrive Jan. 6, and you can take a look at the preview of the issue below.

 

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Here are the official details on this limited series from Marvel:

OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #1 (NOV150910)
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art & Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (NOV150911)
Variant Covers by SIYA OUM (NOV150915) and SKOTTIE YOUNG (NOV150912)
Classic Variant by KEVIN NOWLAN (NOV150916)
Movie Variant Also Available (NOV150914)
Blank Cover Variant Also Available (NOV150913)
FOC – 12/07/15, On-Sale – 01/06/15

Before their military heroism in the Clone Wars, before their tragic battle on Mustafar, and many decades before their confrontation on the Death Star…they were Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan learner, Anakin Skywalker. Today, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are pleased to present your first look inside OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #1 – the newest Star Wars™ limited series from blockbuster creators Charles Soule (Lando, She-Hulk, Daredevil) and artist Marco Checchetto (Star Wars: Shattered Empire, Avengers World, Punisher)! Set between the events of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones – it has been a few years since Obi-Wan pledged to train the young Anakin. Though they have grown closer through training, the road has been a difficult one. Now, called to a remote planet for assistance, Master and Padawan’s skills will be put to the test. And their relationship will be pushed to the breaking point. Before they became brothers-in-arms during the Clone Wars, be there as Soule and Checchetto weave a tale of the Jedi at the height of their power, and the foundations of their doomed friendship. It all starts this January in OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #1!