Star Wars: Princess Leia #3

Star Wars: Princess Leia #3

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Terry Dodson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 29, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 8
7.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

• Leia's mission leads to the underground world of Sullust!
•  The Empire's forces are on her trail and gaining!
•  Join the galaxy's toughest Princess on a quest to save her people!
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  • 10
    Comix I Read - Kyle Pitman May 4, 2015

    It's the perfect fix while waiting for Episode Seven. Unfortunately, like with most fixes, now I'm addicted…and I need itnow. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Heather Joy May 1, 2015

    Terry Dodson's art continues to be one of the most elegant displays hitting the stands today. I remember when I first saw his work on Captain Marvel and I was blown away by the sheer beauty of it. Here on Princess Leia, that grace and elegance is present and captivating as ever. His women are beautiful, but never over the top or unrealistic. Walking that line cannot be easy, but Dodson is a master. He and Mark Waid were the perfect choices for this book, providing us with a visual delight for all the senses. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Apr 30, 2015

    What follows is thus the strongest issue thus far of this series, and proof that the creative team was wise to go the route of using the Princess as one of its primary early focuses for establishing something more in the Star Wars continuity. There will be fans that will find this to be too much of a stretch from what came before in the movies, but this is also Princess Leia taken from the 1970s and dropped into the modern day. The end result is engaging and fun, and promises that the rest of this series will be a good ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Apr 30, 2015

    R2D2 gets his heroic moment, and the action sequences really shine through this issue. Also, Leia questions her involvement in her own plans, citing that when she harbored hope before, it got her home planet destroyed. A wonderful look within a character that we all know so well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 2, 2015

    All of the Star Wars comics are full of action and great character moments, but there's just something special about Princess Leia that is wholly her own. Maybe this one is my favorite" Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 30, 2015

    Waid's portrayal of Leia is solid, and her new partner Evaan is becoming more endearing with each issue. This issue is a little more action-oriented, as the two women travel to Sullust and are forced to fend off an Imperial attack. The action helps offset some of the book's visuals problems (the female characters with similar physical features, the poorly defined backgrounds), and Terry Dodson definitely captures the feel of classic Star Wars in these scenes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Apr 30, 2015

    A final battle involving Storm Troopers and the Rancor-like Rockrenders close out an enjoyable issue that just doesn't quite match the quality of its predecessors. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie May 5, 2015

    Ok, my moment of Artoo hate is done. Honestly, I enjoyed this issue, I just feel like things could have been executed a little bit better. With two issues remaining, I have a feeling that is going to be an overall problem for me with this mini-series. With all the time we are spending with Princess Leia some interesting things are being raised about her character and making me want to spend more time with her, but i am losing faith that it is going to execute on the points it is raising with Leia, and even less so with Evaan. Hopefully Im wrong though. Read Full Review

  • 6.5 - John McCubbin Apr 29, 2015

    Princess Leia continues to be an interesting read, and a worthy addition to the Star Wars canon. It does however unfortunately suffer some plotting issues, which makes it hard to wholeheartedly recommend this. Thus I'd only do so to fans who are looking to get more froma galaxy far, far away. Otherwise leave it on the shelve. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 2, 2015

    Princess Leia is an okay read with plenty of action and some bland characterizations with bold intentions. The plotting is fine but nothing that will be long-lasting in the Star Wars lore. The artwork could have used some overseeing with regards to character placements but nails the Leia "look", which counts for a lot. This is a read that the serious Star Wars fan, particularly the Leia fan, will enjoy but there isn't much in here for the casual reader. This is worth a glance. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 6, 2015

    Although I still have mixed feelings about the inking of several panels, Terry Dodson's art continues to be one of the highlights of the five-issue mini-series which, at least to this point, seems to have bitten off more than it can chew in such a short run. The only real question now is will Evaan survive the final two issues and pop-up somewhere else in Marvel's current Star Wars run? For fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nicole WrightN Apr 3, 2016

    Finally, some proof Princess Leia and her family were not universally beloved by her people. (Although Evaan is quick to argue that Preserver Jora Astane & her followers are hardly living up to Alderaanians values.) It's nice to see a range of Alderaanians presented, since a sci-fi universe of Star Wars size makes it difficult to show cultural similarities without stereotyping entire planet/species/etc, a la the Planet of Hats trope. As a bonus, Waid knows how to balance angry shouting about ideological differences (my jam) with sudden blaster fights and rock monsters (also my jam, but jam that's kind of like the comics equivalent of pop songs using 4-4 time). I feel like the art was a fraction less appealing than the previous two issues, but that may be because rock tunnels aren't especially aesthetically interesting most of the time.

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews May 3, 2015

    Better than last issue.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo May 7, 2015

    The interaction with Preserver Jora Astane come off a little forced at times, but otherwise this is a thrilling romp with excellent art.

  • 6.5
    Inklings Jun 6, 2016

    A considerable drop in quality from the previous two issues. The resolution involving the Preserver and her atitude towards her Princess Leia is rushed to a bad end. I'm not sure where her burst of sudden allegiance (and enthusiastic trust) sprang from, but it certainly wasn't the script. Lots of big, loud battles and shaky coincidences, but I'm intrigued to see where the main plot goes from here involving the spy, so I'll give this issue a pass, if only for the great dialogue between Leia and Evaan and the competent---if tepid and aesthetically askew---artwork.

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude May 5, 2015

  • 7.5
    Cyprian Latewood May 11, 2015

  • 7.5
    MatchesMalone Jul 14, 2015

  • 7.5
    NickNightingale Dec 19, 2015

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