Preview Pages For Marvel Comics' Star Wars: Princess Leia #1
In March 2015, we'll finally get a deeper look at one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars universe with the release of Marvel Comics' Star Wars: Princess Leia #1. Featuring artwork from the brilliant Terry Dodson and a story from Marvel legend, Mark Waid, the Princess Leia mini series will explore the events that occur in the wake of A New Hope's climactic Battle of Yavin. Now StarWars.com have released an early sample of what you can expect from this interesting look at the challenges Leia faces in the wake of the Rebels first great victory over the Empire.
Here's what writer Mark Waid had to say about the upcoming series in an interview with StarWars.com earlier this year:
"Basically, the nugget of the idea I seized on is - once the Death Star is defeated, once all the adrenaline dies down, once all the medals are given out and Leia gets a chance to take a half step back - the emotional impact of losing absolutely everything you know, everything about your culture, everything about your family, all in one fell swoop. That's something we just don't have the time to deal with in Episode IV and V. That, I find really captivating, because that's got to be the lowest moment in her entire life and a character is really defined by how they react in the lowest moment of their life. In this case, she has to actively choose: Will I be princess of nothing, and sort of just ride along in the Rebel Alliance and subsume myself to them, or is there a responsibility that comes with the title of Princess even though there are no subjects or royal house anymore."
Finally, here's the brilliant Terry Dodson cover art for the series, which hits shelves in early March 2015.