Back at Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada’s signature Cup O’ Joe panel at last year’s New York Comic Con, the former Marvel Comics Editor-In-Chief announced that ‘Kanan: The Last Padawan’ would be joining Jason Aaron’s ‘Star Wars’, Kieron Gillen’s ‘Darth Vader’, and Mark Waid’s ‘Princess Leia’ in Marvel Comics’ line of books from a galaxy far, far away. The new ‘Star Wars’ series from the House of Ideas written by ‘Young Justice’, ‘Spectacular Spider-Man’, and ‘Gargoyles’ producer Greg Weisman featuring art from Pepe Larraz acts as a prequel to the animated Disney XD show ‘Star Wars Rebels’ and tells the story of how Freddie Prinze Jr.’s Kanan Jarrus survived Order 66 to become a Jedi Master. Now, in preparation for the book’s release this week, we have our first look at the upcoming comic series that is a part of the ‘Journey to The Force Awakens.’
StarWars.com recently unveiled the first few pages of ‘The Last Padawan’ to give fans a sneak peek into the early days of Kanan and his Jedi training, which was well before his days of training young Ezra. In the gallery below, you can the first five pages of the story that sees the former Caleb Dume slashing his way through separatist droids alongside his master Depa Billaba, a few variant covers for the first issue, and the official synopsis for the series:
Kanan Jarrus–in STAR WARS REBELS, he’s a cocky, sarcastic renegade fighting against the Galactic Empire alongside the rag-tag crew of the Ghost…but years before, at the height of the Clone Wars, he was known as Caleb Dume, Jedi Padawan under the instruction of Jedi Master Depa Billaba. Neither master nor apprentice ever suspected that the Clone Troopers they commanded would turn on them upon the issuing of Order 66—the order to execute all Jedi. How did Caleb Dume survive? How did he learn to survive on his own? And how did he become the man we know as Kanan Jarrus? Writer Greg Weisman (writer/executive producer on STAR WARS REBELS, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN) and artist Pepe Larraz (DEADPOOL VS. X-FORCE, THOR, INHUMAN) bring us a tale bridging the years between the Clone Wars and Rebels!
What do you think of this first look at ‘Kanan: The Last Padawan’? Are you excited to see how the ‘Star Wars Rebels’ star came to be the Jedi he is today? Share your thoughts in the comment section.