Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What I thought of...Star Wars: Princess Leia #2!

Star Wars: Princess Leia #2: Leia continues her hunt for the remaining survivors of her home planet of Alderaan, and this issue it takes her to some very strange and familiar places.
The Good: Writer Mark Waid sure knows how to take advantage of the Star Wars Universe. More So, I think, than the writers of the other two Star Wars comics, but don't tell them that I said that. This issue Waid takes us to a place that's very important in Star Wars history, and for the first time ever, he makes it REALLY COOL!! After all, what we see in the movies 'taren the only locations that exist on this planet. More important than that, is the actual story of this issue. Leia is gathering up these last remaining Alderaanians at all costs. This book is a fantastic story that focuses on Princess Leia the smart, sassy, woman who won't let anything stop her. Let's talk about the art for a second. Terry and Rachel Dodson everybody!!! It's oddly wonderful that they can make the Star Wars Universe, which is classically a dirty, worn, and run-down place, look so wonderful. Part of that magic is the planet that this book takes place on, but most of it is the work of this incredible art team.
The Bad: The thing that annoyed me the most about this issue was that some creatures from the Prequels showed up, and I really couldn't remember which movie or where they came from. I've watched the original trilogy countless times, but the prequel trilogy, well, let's just say that I've watched them less. So, when those creatures showed up, I had to hit Wookieepedia. Other than that, no real problems with this issue.
The Verdict: BUY IT!!!! Mark Waid, the Dodsons, Princess Leia. Yeah, you don't need me to tell you what to do.

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