Marvel's Princess Leia #1 will be here on March 4, 2015. She's been present in many Star Wars comics of yore, but here, she's taking the spotlight. Writer Mark Waid and artist Terry Dodson will focus on Leia Organa between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. This is a women who is a leader in the Rebel Alliance but also lost her entire planet. Imagine losing your home, your culture, and everyone and everything you ever knew. It's a crippling blow, yet Leia pushes forward.
For those of us who have been curious to know how she made it through, this comic will be fascinating. Waid explained in an interview on Marvel.com in July:
"...how does she really cope with losing her entire world once the events around that loss have calmed down somewhat? Does she choose to be the princess of nothing—or does she set out to rebuild her heritage and her civilization? You can probably guess the answer."
I'm looking forward to the comic (maybe I'm drooling), but until I can get my greedy hands on it, I'll gaze at the many beautiful variant covers. I'm not anywhere close to a serious collector of variants, but that's probably going to change with Princess Leia #1. Why? See for yourself:
Regular cover by Terry Dodson
Variant by Mark Brooks (I think this one is my favorite)
Variant by J. Scott Campbell
Teaser variant by John Cassaday
Action figure variant by John Tyler Christopher
Variant by Butch Guice
Variant by Alex Ross
Variant by Skottie Young
And why not look at some interior pages before you go?
I barely have words to express how excited I am to read this comic.