Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny: Leia #1

Writer: Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet Artist: Elsa Charretier Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

The Star Wars Forces of Destiny initiative celebrates the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from a galaxy far, far away....
Star Wars Adventures has joined the festivities with an exciting weekly series of comic books that explores all corners of the Star Wars universe, showing how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destinies of beloved characters, such as Princess Leia, Rey, Padme, Ahsoka, and Hera along with your soon-to-be favorites from The Last Jedi, Rose and Paige!
Fans will be excited to discover these stories told by talent from across Star Wars novels, comics and animation, including Delilah S. Dawson, Elsa Char more

  • 9.5
    ComiConverse - Chris Campbell Jan 3, 2018

    Star Wars Forces of Destiny " Leia is one of the better Star Wars comics that you will find on the shelves right now. It captures the spirit of Star Wars and it's character to provide the reader with a fun story that also conveys a message. It's a children's story that reaches adults as well and continues the legacy that we love. Don't miss out on this book who's story and art that are a must have for any fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jan 2, 2018

    It may be speaking broadly about the Rebellion against the Empire, but as the first issue of a female-driven, all-ages series released in 2018, it's a powerful new hope. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 7, 2018

    A neat prequel to The Empire Strikes Back that will please Star Wars fans of all ages. The story has a good message without getting preachy and the visuals are outstanding. I would happily welcome this team back to a galaxy far, far away... Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geekery Magazine - Monica Archer Jan 3, 2017

    Anyway, this comic is great and it was particularly endearing to see a story about Leia meant to help young women come out on the anniversary if Carrie Fisher's death, it felt like a fitting tribute. I can definitely recommend this comic to anyone who is looking for a good all-ages comic, or a fun Leia story in general. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - William Pace Jan 19, 2018

    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. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Mara Danoff Jan 3, 2018

    A light story that tells a powerful message, perfect for young Star Wars fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Joshua Evans Jan 3, 2018

    The artistic illustrations werent particularly breathtaking, but thats not to say that they were lazy or crude either. In point of fact, it reminded me heavily of the old school Scooby Doo or Tom and Jerry cartoons. Quirky and eye catching with bold dashes of color. Perhaps not ideal for winning nominations, but absolutely spot on for winning the hearts and imaginations of kids. To this point, I also hold that there is an underlying precision to the art, tying it all together. Theres an intentionality which separates it with sharp distinction from the half cocked renderings proffered in other childrens media. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Jan 9, 2018

    The first Forces of Destiny comic is very much in the style of the animated series, something that's a bit less serious than the in-canon MarvelStar Wars line and more kid-friendly. It still delivers an entertaining story that is in keeping with the characters from the franchise and is a nice spotlight on Leia. Fans of the character,Star Wars and Forces of Destiny should enjoy this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jan 3, 2018

    I am totally on the fence with this book. Sure, there should be books out there for a wide age range of fans, and sure, some of those are young readers. I love the idea that the focus is on the women of the Star Wars universe, What I question is does what is actually delivered meet its purpose? Reading this book, I am not presented with a Leia who is a strong character; I am presented with a Leia that fits every stereotype for a "aimed at young reader" book. Surely, even young readers deserve a book that shows how strong a female character can be without having to resort to the befriending an animal trope? I may be being too hard, but I would like someone to explain why a universe that is already aimed at kids needs to be further de-toothed. With all that said, for a book that takes a very simplistic view on Star Wars, Charretier and Colinet certainly deliver a story that lacks any ambiguity. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Big Comic Page - David Gladman Jan 3, 2018

    Honestly, I have tried to avoid writing the following words but I simply can't: This series feels like nothing more than a blatant cash grab. Read Full Review

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