Princess Leia #1 C2E2 emerald city exclusive cover,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by Kevin Healy
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Terry Dodson
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?
Writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, S.H.I.E.L.D.) and artist Terry Dodson (Avengers & X-Men: Axis, Uncanny X-Men) bring us a story of Leia's quest to help her people and find her place in the galaxy. Rated T
Date Available: 03/04/2015
A politician when politics have been eliminated. A princess with no subjects. A soldier kept from fighting. Leia Organa is all of these things at the start of her 5 issue mini series. It turns out Leia was never a leader in the rebellion, just an agent. Her political importance to the rebellion is now at an all time high and they are unwilling to let her take an active role. She's floundering, until a survivor from Alderaan gives her the idea she needs to find her purpose.
Mark Waid does a (typcially) nice job bringing a Star Wars feel to the proceedings. What's unexpected is the character of Evaan, Rebel Pilot and royal loyalist, looking to maintain the tradition of monarchy for Alderaan if she's the only left to do it. She's a hoot, and a little weird to boot. Her interactions with Leia provide that spark that's missing w/ Han not around. Waid shows us that Leia must have been incredibly sheltered for all her bravado, because she really doesn't know how to interact with people. The art by Terry and Rachel Dodson is clear in many places, obvious where it was rushed or unfinished, and aided immensely by some great choices by colorist Jordie Bellaire. She uses color over inked contour lines that give panels a non traditional feel. You know you're going to buy this if you're buying Star Wars or Darth Vader. Hopefully its a relief to know that its worth reading.
I give it 7 out of 10 Grahams