Dr_Ball_MD wrote:I was thinking of downloading the Kanan series as I've been really getting into Rebels lately.
Does anyone recommend them?
Richard_H wrote:So, Leia. A little later than I'd planned but I've been quite busy....
Only 5 issues and I have the JTC variant for #1 which is a great rendition of the card.
The comic starts at the end of ANH at the Yavin ceremony. I really don't like the artwork here. The faces look like melted wax sculpts. Leia is being cast as a stone faced Princess and the surviving pilots from the battle are not happy with the brief speech to acknowledge the destruction. A new female pilot is introduced who flew in Yavin and is also an Alderaanian survivor. The Rebels have a mission - flee Yavin before the Empire comes full of wrath. Ackbar is introduced and he has some attempts at humour which fall terribly flat. Making jokes about human hands and eyes makes him come across as a complete twat that nobody would respect. Leia is annoyed she is not giving any meaningful roles and the Empire has issued a bounty on her head. She wants to help with scouting missions but the Rebels refuse - is it because they are concerned about her state of mind or are they worried about her capture? Leia meets the Alderaanian pilot who dislikes Leia's uncaring attitude. She is however a Royalist and vows to protect her Queen (first time Leia is called Queen?) This is clearly written by someone who doesn't understand any kind of monarchy as Leia's mother is given the role of a teacher to some select Alderaanian students about heritage and values. New plot twist - Leia leaves with her pilot on a mission to find and rescue all of the Alderaanian survivors. This is an awful and out of character plot as I don't think Leia would ever leave the Rebellion and sees the bigger picture. R2 (which is drawn solid and then becomes a hologram in another poor plot) informs Dodonna of Leia's descision and then we pick up with Leia in space. Luke and Wedge give chase - Luke seems to imply that Leia is no longer part of the Rebellion and Leia is determined to escape. Another daft plot point in that the maneuver that Luke and Wedge are using is new but the pilot overheard their plans and uses a ludricous plot point to fool Luke and Wedge into thinking that their ship was damaged. Leia escapes to Naboo. We see a serious of flashbacks which shows Leia as a tom boy who wants to be a warrior and who hates her Royal Duties - not something that I find believable as I was always under the impression she was groomed for the role. On Naboo there is a secret Alderaanian settlement - too coincidental with the links between Padme and Leia? A nice moment between Leia and a stained glass window of Padme, but then within 30 secs of landing on Naboo she is recognised by a friend from Alderaan. You couldn't make this up. Leia asks to be put in contact with the secret group. A trap was laid by her 'friend' although Leia and her pilot defeat the heavily armed thugs. She asks the Alderaanians to join her as they travel the stars in such of rescuers. One of them is a sister of an Imperial Officer and sends a message explaining what shes upto. As if anyone can just Skype an Imperial on duty! Leia et al. arrive on Sullust to find another group of Alderaanians. Leia disarms their leader by wrenching his weapon away from his grip However, it's not long before the Imperials arrive thanks to the information being shared from the sisters and Leia thinks there is a traitor. The Stormtroopers arrive but R2 saves the day as he flies a transporter and gathers a group of beasts who just happen to enjoy stormtrooper armour but not humans Leia departs for another planets and the Empire follow. The traitor is found but Leia using her Sixth Sense knows she's not a traitor and makes her a cup of tea She understands how the Empire has been following them. Leia agrees a trade - her life for the Sister on the Imperial Destroyer now that the plan has been discovered. So after escaping one detention facility she does her best to go into another. However, during the trade the Imperials did not predict that Leia would have backup so she escapes back to her Alderaanians. The Empire send a Star Destroyer after her, big battle and the Alderaanians win. Leia then leaves the main plot (guess all the Alderaanians in the galaxy were hiding on 3 planets which Leia found very quickly) to go back to the Rebellion.
So in summary. A load of crap which adds nothing to the main story.
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