Marvel is set to relaunch the Star Wars comics universe with a bang in 2015. The first issue of the new ongoing Star Wars series is set to release on January 14, 2015…and it’s already sold over one million copies, making it the best-selling single issue of a comic in 20 years. But that’s just the beginning. In March 2015 Marvel will be launching a mini-series focused on Princess Leia. Now ComicBookMovie.com has shared a first look at the first issue of Princess Leia #1, written by Mark Waid and with art by Terry Dodson. It’s only a couple of dialog-free pages, but it takes a new look at one of the most iconic scenes in movie history.
It’s obviously hard to tell much just from a few images, but they are intriguing. What’s up with the weird looks between Leia and the Republic soldiers, for instance? Here’s the official synopsis for the Princess Leia series:
When Princess Leia Organa was captured by the Empire as a Rebel spy, she never betrayed her convictions, even in the face of the complete destruction of her home world, Alderaan. When her rescue came, she grabbed a blaster and joined the fight, escaping back to the Rebel Alliance and helping strike the biggest blow against the Empire — the destruction of the Death Star. But in the aftermath of that victory, the question remains…what is a princess without a world?
This Week’s New SF Comics
The Activity #16 (Image Comics)
‘WARFARE WITHOUT WARNING’ Special double-size issue. The Activity is going to war.
Alex + Ada #11 (Image Comics)
Ada needs to find a balance between freedom and safety. Alex’s friends have opinions on his relationship with Ada.
The Bigger Bang #2 (IDW Publishing)
Is the most powerful being alive ready for… friendship? Cosmos’s adventures in the multi-verse continue as Extermination Bots are battled! The monsterous King Thulu is bossy! Trust is questioned! And a new feeling Cosmos has never felt comes into focus (*Spoiler Alert: It’s love.) in this breakneck second issue from Kirkbride and Gogtzilas!
Borderlands: Fall of Fyrestone #5 (IDW Publishing)
The Vault Hunters have narrowly escaped Nine Toes and find themselves lost and unable to find the fabled ‘Vault.’ Enter Patricia Tannis — a brilliant scientist who’s struggling to cling to reality… and who is the Hunters’ only hope of reaching the Vault. But can they trust her? Return to Pandora in this all-new, action-packed arc!
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #126 (Dark Horse)
A monster terrorizes a mountain where Howards finds a connection to his past as a prehistoric warlord. The Russians struggle with their own monsters, and in New York, the Zinco corporation operates under the mysterious directions of the Black Flame.
Drifter #2 (Image Comics)
Abram and the Sheriff explore the sunken ruins of Abram’s crashed ship. In search of answers, they find a horde of scavenging raiders and a lightning storm that brings more than just thunder and rain.
Flash Gordon Holiday Special 2014 #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)
Deck the galactic halls! You’re getting three titanic tales for the price of one, by the triple-team of Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy and Stuart Wellington from The Daily Show and the hit podcast, The Flop House! Flash and Zarkov head back to Arboria to teach their alien friends about Christmas, only to find that Arboria…already knows what Christmas is? Then a tale on Earth, featuring an abandoned Beast-Man helped by a Jewish family during Hanukkah! And finally, Dale Arden rings in the New Year on the violent and horrifically frigid Frigia!
Godzilla: Cataclysm #5 (IDW Publishing)
As one of Godzilla’s most devastating foes emerges, Hiroshi must come to terms with his role in the Cataclysm. Will his actions be enough to rectify the mistakes of the past?
Godzilla: Rulers of the Earth #19 (IDW Publishing)
Battle comes to Earth like never before! Humanity struggles to withstand the outer space onslaught. What will be the fate of the inhabitants of Monster Islands once it comes under attack?
Guardians of the Galaxy #22 (Marvel Comics)
Part Three of The Planet of the Symbiotes! Now that Venom has led the Guardians to this devastatingly dangerous planet of alien symbiotes, will the team ever trust Flash Thompson again?
Magnus: Robot Fighter #9 (Dynamite Entertainment)
A perfect jumping-on point as Magnus: Robot Fighter begins an all-new story arc! Having finally reunited with his robotic father, Magnus has new purpose in life. But that doesn’t really matter if “dad” starts him off on a suicide mission! It’s Magnus: Agent of 1A!
Predator: Fire and Stone #3 (Dark Horse)
Back among the crewmates he betrayed in Prometheus, Galgo must watch over both shoulders, as his former allies want him to pay, and the Predator that holds him captive wants something far more terrible!
Rocket Salvage #1 (Boom! Studios)
Primo Rocket used to be the fastest speeder-racer in the galaxy, but after a crash that sealed the fate of his space-station-city home, Rio Rojo, Primo has resigned himself to life as a lowly spaceship salvage yard owner. However, his two ‘kids’ — harvest clone Beta, and Beta’s genius girl-clone Zeta — can’t seem to keep out of trouble. When the dysfunctional family suddenly becomes the target of an intergalactic manhunt, the family has to come together to save their home.
Rot & Ruin #4 (IDW Publishing)
Faced with the terrible realities of Farmer John’s community, Benny, Nix, Lilah and Chong know they have to escape. But they are caught between guards armed with assault weapons on one side of the fence, and an endless legion of zombies on the other. There’s a saying in their world: ‘In the Rot & Ruin, everything wants to kill you.’ NY Times best-selling author and multiple Bram Stoker award-winner, Jonathan Maberry and artist Tony Vargas ratchet up the action as Benny and his friends are forced to make terrible choices in order to survive.
Shadow Show #2 (IDW Publishing)
In Shadow Show, acclaimed writers and come together to pay tribute to the work of the one and only Ray Bradbury! The first story featured is ‘The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury,’ written by Neil Gaiman with art by Maria Fröhlich, which peers into the mind of a man who sifts through his own memories in an attempt to recover the name of a famous sci-fi author. The next story, ‘Backward in Seville,’ brings together the singular talents of Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell to tell a small tale of a woman’s regrets and the new life that awaits her.
Star Trek #39 (IDW Publishing)
It’s the penultimate chapter of the ‘The Q Gambit’! Captains Kirk and Sisko must work together to fight back against the forces of the Dominion! Meanwhile, Spock attempts to free the Enterprise and her crew from the clutches of the nefarious Dukat! And just what is Q planning for everyone involved? The fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance in this all-new story produced in association with STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures #18 (IDW Publishing)
The conclusion to New Animated Adventures first two-part adventure! Will the Turtles be able to escape the grasp of Stockmanfly?? It may all be up to none other than Casey Jones!
Transformers: Drift – Empire of Stone #2 (IDW Publishing)
ONCE A DECEPTICON! DRIFT’s past comes back to haunt him, as RATCHET tries to drag him back to the Lost Light. But alone on a far-off world, DRIFT’s honor demands he stand his ground!
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #36 (IDW Publishing)
OUTLAWS! Before the war, Orion Pax was part of the Establishment — until a friend opened his eyes to the truth behind the lies and he vowed to overthrow the system. Now, it seems as if his newfound enemies are willing to go to any lengths to see him dead — even if it means waiting four million years…