Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Star Wars: Princess Leia [2015] by Mark Waid | Terry Dodson

The first issue of Princess Leia takes place at the end of Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope. Now the Empire knows the location of their secret base so the Rebels plan to evacuate. Leia also discovers the Empire put a bounty on her head. She meets an X-Wing pilot named Evann who reveals she was mentored by Leia’s mother on Alderaan. Leia decides to team up with Evann to find the last remaining survivors of Alderaan and protect them from the Empire. But first they have to out run both Luke and Wedge as they are piloting their X-Wings. Evann manages to use the hyperdrive as they head towards Naboo. Mark Waid is writing the in canon story of Star Wars and it is a well thought out story worthy of the Star Wars mythos.

Star Wars: Princess Leia #2 Leia and Evaan search for the remaining citizens of Alderaan beginning with Naboo. She saves some of her citizens while hijacking a luxury space cruiser The Lord Junn. However unknown to Leia there is a citizen mistakenly giving information to the Empire. 

Star Wars: Princess Leia #3 Leia and Evaan head to Sullust to find more survivors however they are more unwilling than the ones they found on Naboo. After the Empire find their location and attacks, Leia helps to fight them off and defend her people while also discovering there is a spy in their mist. 

Star Wars: Princess Leia #4 Leia discovers the spy who unknowingly was giving information to her sister who works at the Empire. After the Empire discovers Leia knows who has been feeding information, they offer and exchange the sister for Leia, which she agrees to. Meanwhile a fleet of ships are ready to help Leia.

Star Wars: Princess Leia #5 Leia is rescued by Evann as they escape from a Star Destroyer using a decoy ship as a diversion. Survivors of Alderaan arrive and they help take down the Star Destroyer. Leia finds a new home for her people as she sponsors Evann as their new leader. Leia heads back home to her friends.