The sandstorm that Obi-Wan has been anticipating and sheltering from has finally arrived, bringing with it further thoughts of his advancing years. His memories shift once more – with the recollection of a tense and potentially deadly encounter with a former ally on Kenobi’s mind.

Though this is another issue that works as a one-off story, Christopher Cantwell doesn’t just return to the framing story of Kenobi hunkering down in his Tatooine, but also to a character we met in the previous issue. The Apocalypse Now-esque proceedings make perfect sense in light of issue three’s devastating battle; it is, like the rest of the series so far very well done.

One thing issue 4 does differently – and very well – is to showcase the friendship between Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. Though, as is usually the case in general, Skywalker is more hot headed and temperamental than Kenobi, it’s interesting to see how aligned they are, ideologically, when it comes to the ultimate aim of the Clone Wars.

There’s also a great sequence of them poking fun at each other; gently mocking the other as they approach what could be a fatal situation for one or both of them.

It’s again a story that feels tightly zoomed in on a very specific situation; it works especially well here to sell the claustrophobia of the dilemma the two Jedi find themselves in.

It’s actually a real shame that this series only has five issues; with one more to go, it’s been consistently strong throughout and has allowed Cantwell and his team of revolving artists to shine new spotlights on Kenobi, despite much of his past being well documented.

Thanks to the narrative device of the sandstorm, it’s also been good at giving us a glimpse at the aging Kenobi’s mindset as he awaits his destiny on Tatooine too.

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