Princess Leia, Part II is the second of five issues of the Marvel comic book series Star Wars: Princess Leia. The issue, written by Mark Waid with art by Terry Dodson, was released on March 18, 2015.

The issue continues the events of Princess Leia, Part I, with Princess Leia Organa and Rebel pilot Evaan Verlaine on a mission to save the remaining Alderaanian people from the Galactic Empire after the destruction of Alderaan. The two make their way to Naboo, where they seek out a small group of Alderaanians living in the city of Keren.

Publisher's summaryEdit

  • 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?
  • Writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, S.H.I.E.L.D.) and artist Terry Dodson (Avengers & X-Men: Axis, Uncanny X-Men) bring us a story of Leia's quest to help her people and find her place in the galaxy.

Plot summaryEdit

Part II
Before the destruction of their ultimate
weapon, the evil Galactic Empire forced
PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA to watch as they
extinguished the only planet she's ever
called home. However, the time for
mourning is over.

With her only companion, EVAAN, as well
as the ever faithful R2-D2 by her side,
Leia has left the protection of the Rebel
Alliance to pursue a more personal
mission to protect what's left of her
culture and home planet, Alderaan.

The rumors that the Empire is hunting
every last Alderaanian for reprisal against
the Alliance’s actions have sparked a fire
within the Princess. Despite the
 overwhelming bounty on Leia's head, she
has taken it upon herself to travel the
galaxy to save what citizens remain....

Aboard a T-1 shuttle bound for Naboo, Princess Leia Organa sits down to a meal of boiled ruica as the pilot Evaan Verlaine watches on. Organa insists that Verlaine join her and the former Royalist reluctantly agrees. While eating the boiled ruica, Organa sniffs the food, causing Verlaine to wonder if Organa likes ruica. Organa thinks back to a memory of her as a young girl on Alderaan, and of her adoptive father, Bail Organa, who urges young Leia to finish her ruica so she can grow big and strong. Leia tells Verlaine that she “…likes it all right” and continues eating.

Organa thinks back to another memory from Alderaan where she is sparring with a redhead, female instructor on a mountain cliff. Young Organa knocks down her instructor and flexes, bragging that she is strong because she eats her Ruica. Bail Organa arrives and scolds Leia for not being at her language lesson. Leia protests, saying she wants to be a queen of action, not of talking. As Bail takes her back home aboard a shuttle, he tells her that while a princess is sometimes able to think of herself, she must always be thinking of others. He reminds her of the way they trade for Ruica seeds and how Alderaan must continue to share its beauty and culture with the galaxy. “Whatever happens, Leia,” he tells her, “you must keep Alderaan alive.” Back in the T-1 shuttle, Leia Organa sits alone at the table and quietly apologizes for failing her father.



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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 MarvelLogo Princess Leia (2015) #2 on Marvel Comics' official website (backup link)
  2. The events of the Star Wars: Princess Leia comic series can be determined to take place in 0 ABY, as explained here.

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