Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Leia Review
Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Leia
Written By: Elsa Charretier & Pierrick Colinet
Illustrated By: Elsa Charretier
Colored By: Sarah Stern
Lettered By: Tom B. Long
Assistant Editor: Peter Adrian Behravesh
Editors: Bobby Curnow and Denton J Tipton
Publisher: Greg Goldstein
Published By: IDW Publishing
This is a great all-ages title. Entertaining and well done. Every issue will center on a different Star Wars heroine, including some we’ve just been introduced to in the Last Jedi movie. This is a weekly series as of right now, and done by an entirely female creative team. In this issue, we find Princess Leia on Hoth in an untold story from The Empire Strikes Back. The story feels like a directors cut the movie with lost footage, just as we’ve grown to know her over the years…bold, fierce, headstrong & regal. This issue shows all this, and more of our favorite princess. There are even parts that made me laugh when she tries to command her tauntaun only to be thrown off and land in the snow. This book made me feel like a child again, it was like a trip back in time.
Elsa Charretier & Pierrick Colinet co-scripted this story. They did an excellent job too. The story they wrote never misses a beat, and fills a gap with something that happened on Hoth before the first scene of the rebels in the first sequel. This story ties into Empire like Rogue One ties into A New Hope. I look forward to reading more of their work, their writing gave me a genuine happy feeling.
Elsa Charretier illustrated this book with a hand in the coloring department by Sarah Stern. The animated art style was great since these books are supposed to tie in with the animated series of the same name. It was still great art all things considered, like the fact that there aren’t backgrounds in a lot of the panels what with Hoth being the snow planet. I did enjoy the art as it added something to the story.
I recommend this title to any Star Wars fan of any age. This is just a fun exciting read and definitely worth your time. As always nowadays they are plenty of variant covers to choose from, my favorite was the animation art cover what’s yours? A classic sci-fi story about my favorite sci-fi princess, not to be missed. This is on shelves now get your copy today.
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