Dark Horse Updates: Legacy Arrives, Leia Stars

We’re now only days away from the much-anticipated relaunch of the Star Wars: Legacy comic series from Dark Horse. Issue #1 hits shelves on Wednesday, May 20. If you missed it, be sure to check out the preview pages at Comic Book Resources, featuring the new lead protagonist Ania Solo and one of my favorites from the previous series: Empress Marasiah Fel.

If you’re in California, check the list of signings by creators Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko, including WonderCon in Anaheim on March 31st, to see if there’s one near you. (via Roqoo Depot) And don’t miss their appearance on the Talkspode podcast at iFanboy.

This week marked Issue #3 of Brian Wood’s Star Wars series. As promised, it’s certainly featuring Leia in a starring role as a leader not only of the Rebel Alliance but also an X-wing starfighter squadron. And I certainly had to smile at this internal monologue:

Princess Leia Organa, senator from Alderaan, noted diplomat, and key player in the Alliance to Restore the Republic, has little patience for those who condescend to her. Because whether it be in an Incom T-65 snub fighter or in the grand chamber of the Senate, she is anyone’s equal.

Finally, on the March edition of the Jedi Journals podcast Star Wars Insider editor Jonathan Wilkins said we’re now experiencing a “golden age” of Star Wars comics. It’s hard to argue with that!

And on that note, how about the Legacy #4 cover? A female Solo with a blaster and an Imperial Knight – I’ll admit I fangirled…



Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.

One thought on “Dark Horse Updates: Legacy Arrives, Leia Stars

  • March 15, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Go Leia!! You’ve got to love progress!

    Thank you to the writers of the “Golden Age” of Star Wars Comics.

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