Review – Star Wars: Princess Leia #1 by Mark Waid, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson and Jordie Bellaire

24704894Title:  Star Wars: Princess Leia #1 by Mark Waid (writer), Terry Dodson (Pencils), Rachel Dodson (Inks), and Jordie Bellaire (Colorist)
Genre:  Science Fiction
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Length: 32 pages
Format: Single Issue Comic
Publication Date:  March 2015
Rating – 5/5

When Princess Leia Organa was captured by the Empire as a Rebel spy, she never betrayed her convictions, even in the face of the complete destruction of her home world, Alderaan. When her rescue came, she grabbed a blaster and joined the fight, escaping back to the Rebel Alliance and helping strike the biggest blow against the Empire, the destruction of the Death Star. But in the aftermath of that victory, the question remains; what is a princess without a world?

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This year I have read a few trades but I have been wanting to find a few series that are new and that I can follow and purchase as the single issue comics come out. I was browsing at my local comic shop and ran across this gem and was happy to see that only a fair number of this series has come out and was excited to start it. Leave it to me to leave with this one single issue and fail to purchase the rest of what is currently available so now that I have read this I am going to HAVE to make a trip back to the comic shop on payday to buy the rest of the current issues.

I ended up giving this single issue a five star rating. I loved it. It was interesting to see from Leia’s POV and how she is choosing to deal with her grief in the aftermath of her parent’s death and the destruction of her home planet. It is going to be interesting to see her continuously deal with this and the plight of her people as she ventures off to save them. I appreciated her stubborn and ballsy yet respectful attitude in this but I also appreciated her vulnerability. I think she is definitely showing that although she has alot to learn she is worthy of her royal blood. I can’t wait to see her internal journey throughout this series.The artwork and the coloring were beautiful. I loved the dialogue and I giggled a few times while reading it. I thought it was a very promising to start to this series and can’t wait to pick up the rest.

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