Updated on 16 October, 2021
You want to read a Legion of Leia comic book, right? You have already been bitten by the comic book bug. If you have not picked up a comic book in the past several months, you probably are one of those people. There is so much wonderful content out there that it seems like comics are becoming easier to read. It has become a leisure activity for many readers.
A recent purchase I made was a full-color lithograph collection of nine issues of LEGION OF Leia. It was a fantastic find! It came with a full twenty-four page hardcover. I have been digging through the issues a bit and I love this comic. The art is magnificent.
Legion of Leia really starts off as a mystery in the third issue. An ancient holographic recording plays a part in the plot. In it, a mysterious stranger makes an appearance and informs Leia and Han Solo that the Emperor is dead. The two of them then race back to Tuanul, where they learn that Grand Moff Tarkin and Grand Moff Leia were on a top-secret mission together and Tarkin killed Leia.
It is implied throughout the book that Leia and Solo had an affair while she was undercover as a common street urchin. She is also captured and taken back to her ship where she meets and befriends Jyn Erso, who wants to help her escape from slavery to the Galactic Empire. They are joined by Stormtroopers, but they are able to escape and make their way to Yavin 4, where they seek the help of Princess Leia. Once there, they learn that the rebellion has been crushed and that the Emperor has fled the system with the Imperial troops.
This is a fantastic story line. I especially enjoyed the interactions between Leia and Luke Skywalker, who are the main characters in the comic book. The book isn't just a plot device for the next comic book event; it actually works in a narrative way. It is filled with adventure and mystery. There are plenty of moments when the reader will question what really happened, and this adds a great deal to the character's motivation for saving the galaxy. It is also interesting to follow the history of Princess Leia and how she develops throughout the story.
Additionally, it is clear that author Christie Golden wanted to take some time to develop the story of the characters that were left out of The Phantom Menace. That is why we get so much more of the history of Anakin and Darth Vader, and why there is a clear connection to the Dark Side of the Force in the first few pages of the book. We learn so much more about the personalities of those characters we haven't met before. This is definitely not a cheap novel, and I can imagine it being among the best selling comics of all time. The book is chunky, and the graphic design of the book isn't for everyone, but it is worth it for those who love Star Wars.
If you like the original Star Wars movies then this is a must read. If you have never seen the original films then it will make the experience all the more exciting. The book reads like a comic book and is very easy to get into. Like the comic book version of The Phantom Menace it will leave you wanting more.
The next book in the "Ledoact" series is called Dark Empire. It's written by Ben Atkins and has no prior experience of Star Wars. I'm expecting a lot of action and fighting, similar to The Phantom Menace. I'll finish up this series soon, and I can't wait for the second book in the series, The New Republic, to come out!