Star Wars: Princess Leia #4

Star Wars: Princess Leia #4

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Terry Dodson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 3, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 11
7.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

• The Empire is rounding up fugitive Alderaanians...
•  ...that doesn't sit well with their Princess.
•  But what can one woman do against an Empire?

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 4, 2015

    The superior Star Wars comic book of the week. This is the title you use to convertpeople into fans of the films and comics. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jun 4, 2015

    There were many that picked up this series hoping to see a change in the character, in order to make her more approachable. The earlier issues in this miniseries were a bit slow to get started, but at this point the series has found its heart and its hero. Princess Leia might still have a long way to go before reaching the cult status of some other Star Wars characters like Wedge Antilles or Boba Fett, but with stories such as this one she could finally be on her way. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 4, 2015

    The Princess Leia series continues to be a really fun and engaging work as we get a better look at the character and her form of diplomacy and interaction with other people. This is one of those humanized, compassionate and understanding leaders that routinely get mocked for what they do, because she strives to be the best person she can, even with all her failings that happen. The survivor's guilt is an interesting angle to play, since it was lost in the films to be sure, and providing a contrasting personality with Evaan certainly helped. Showing more diverse characters and survivors only expands it overall, and this installment pushes us well towards the finale of the arc as positions change and we're going to see Leia set things right as best as she can. Here's hoping for a good conclusion – and another series being announced, as there's so much to explore here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 8, 2015

    Dodson’s artwork is beautiful, with smooth lines and emotive pencils; you can see the care, nurture, and thought in Leia’s eyes. Clearly, I’ve been mistaken all these years to not give any Star Wars books the time of day. I’m officially a fan—of Princess Leia, at least. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 4, 2015

    The script jumps between the two plotlines at random and feels disjointed as a result. Hopefully the fifth and final issue can tie everything together in a more satisfying manner. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 6, 2015

    Princess Leia remains a treat, but unfortunately, the Dodsons' art takes something of a nose dive in this issue. They're usually so good, but I guess they've hit their limit. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - John McCubbin Jun 3, 2015

    Though Princess Leia #4 isn't a terrible issue, I won't be sad to see the series disappear from my pull. Having a rather meager plot, that relies too heavily on the personality of it's main character, this penultimate chapter feels nothing more than a means to an end. It does however do a wonderful job of leading us into the finale, leaving me somewhat excited. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Jun 9, 2015

    Ive been a supporter of at least the ideas behind this series since the beginning, but after four issues, from where Im sitting things seem to have peaked with issue #2. This issue in particular feels like it was the biggest detour from the direction the story should be going in. Hopefully things will turn back around in next months concluding issue and whatever plan Mark Waids Princess Leia has for dealing with the Empire turns out to be a satisfying one. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    JBL Reviews Jun 4, 2015

    Good issue with lots of intrigue

  • 8.0
    Nicole WrightN Apr 3, 2016

    A good penulimate issue, although I would have preferred more time spent with Evaan than on Pareece and Jora. Tula and Tace's story ultimately felt a little one-note, although it made for an elegant example of how Leia's ethical and political values interact. Also interesting to note how how similar Evaan and Luke Skywalker share a similar aesthetic. It makes for a familiar feeling, even though Luke and Evaan don't seem particularly similar. The art in this issue again seemed a little rushed in some places, although never to the point of being jarring or unappealling. I guess having seen the earlier issues, I'm just a little spoiled!

  • 7.5
    Inklings Jun 6, 2016

    This issue leaves me far more satisfied than its immediate predecessor, even if it is a bit structurally askew. The various plotlines are garbled by some sudden, jarring jumps between pages. All that aside, though, the story itself is fairly easy to understand, while also reaping some nice benefits. We're finally seeing Leia's initiative and her self-sacrifice being acknowledged by Evaan. Leia herself is becoming less self-defacing. Espirion is an interesting world, even if most of its customs and environments are described for us in passing expository text rather than in the art itself. Race relations rear their ugly head, as I'd hoped they wouldn't, but are treated fairly here. The various plot threads seem to be coming together, but I fear the ambitions and lofty ideas that started this whole series may be too much for a 5-issue limited series to handle. Hopefully issue #5's resolution doesn't come too arbitrarily or forced.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Jun 27, 2015

    Princess Leia's selfless plans seems ridiculous at this point, but issue #5 will be the ultimate decider as to how thought out this issue is. If I were Leia, I would have fed misleading information to the sister to keep the Empire of my trail for a little while.

  • 10
    Jason The Dude Jun 9, 2015

  • 9.0
    Cyprian Latewood Jun 20, 2015

  • 7.5
    MatchesMalone Jul 14, 2015

  • 7.0
    Juanpk26 Jun 6, 2015

  • 7.0
    Henry Killinger Jun 13, 2015

  • 7.0
    NickNightingale Dec 27, 2015

  • 6.5
    DXO Oct 18, 2015

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