SW7N Review: Marvel’s Princess Leia #3

Princess Leai #3Issue three of Marvel’s comic book series Princess Leia is out now. Check out our review after the jump.



Excerpt from the review:


Well, this series had two strong entries right off the bat, but there was something about this issue that kind of hit the skids for me. Despite taking us to a planet we’ve been hearing lots about the last few weeks, the next part of the arc seemed kind of hokey to me. Let’s discuss.



Princess Leia #3


We catch up with Leia and her Alderaanian refugees arriving at Sullust. We see that Tula, a young girl, has been keeping in touch with her older sister, a turncoat of some sort. Leia is about to take the refugees into the Alderaan Enclave buried in a network of subterranean caves. If you are scratching your head because this sounds familiar, then you probably have read our article from a few days ago about the 3rd largest cave in the world being a potential filming location for TFA (HERE). Right before the story proceeds, we are given precise directions to the exact part of the cave system, which makes me think the stage is being set for Sullust to play a bigger role in the overall SW universe in the future, as we speculated (HERE).



Princess Leia #3


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13 thoughts on “SW7N Review: Marvel’s Princess Leia #3

  • May 1, 2015 at 4:12 am

    Is it me or this series is getting awful? The quality of the artwork is questionable, in one frame Leia’s/Evaan’s look is nice but next they seem drawn without care, almost with no technique at all! Same goes with the action sequences, lacking of fluidity and impact even significance. Not to mention the ships that I think look silly and barely credible, I think the illustrator lacks of fictional engineering knowledge or is just lazy at times. What about that sort of old flying car in which R2 appears herding the ‘Rockrender’? It sucks! that’s anything but star wars. And if we go to the relationship between Leia and her partner, it feels uneven, bland, with no chemistry at all… I sense in this series a misguided attempt to promote political correctness maybe they tried to vindicate the feminine gender in the saga but the result doesnt feel genuine, rather stiff and irrelevant. I really, really hope the next two episodes prove me wrong and do some justice to one of the most beloved characters in this saga.
    P.S. Sorry for my bad english.

    • May 1, 2015 at 6:57 am

      Dan, only you can see a female character and bash the writers for “vindicating the feminine gender” as if there is an overabundance of women in Star Wars.

      • May 1, 2015 at 6:58 am


        It’s not your bad English I hate about your comment, man.

    • May 1, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      I think the artwork is the weakest of the SW comics for sure but the story is a lot of fun.

  • May 1, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Disagree strongly with the lukewarm reception the title gets around these parts. I can understand the art is not to everyone’s tastes but it is too often criticised.
    Just look at that sample image in the article above: the pencilling, choice of colours, the design,… it’s all very ‘Moebius’ to me. And a little Jean Giraud influence goes a long way.
    On the writing: absolutely no problem with the way Leia is being characterised and the plot is pulpy enough to still feel ‘Star Wars’ to me. It’s always been more about stereotypical adventure storytelling and ‘Republic (Flash Gordon and the like) Serial’ influences than anything else. I feel I get that with this series. On the R2 annoyance: Lucas started it! 😉

  • May 1, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    What is that creature in the first pic?

  • May 2, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    With the second issue the Leia series looked to delve a little deeper in her personality, but this issue was just a generic action story. Hopefully it will pick up where issue #2 left off…

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