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[The Rebellion]
Events that occur from 2 years before to 5 years after the Battle of Yavin.

[ Princess Leia And The Royal Ransom ]

Graphic Novella
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[Forbidden Planet Intenational]

e-Comic Book
Published 2012 by Dark Horse Digital.

Princess Leia And The Royal Ransom
Jeremy Barlow, Carlo Soriano, Michael Atiyeh, Michael Heisler, Sean McNally
Dark Horse Comics [US]; Titan Books [UK]
Story published as:
Graphic Novella (2009)
e-Comic Book (2012)

If you have read this story, please rate it:
1 review [Average review score: 4 / 5]

In possession of information vital to the Rebel Alliance, Princess Leai, Han Solo and Chewbacca are racing to the rendezvous point, barely staying one step ahead of the pursuing Imperials. But that doesn't prevent Han from making an unscheduled stop at a hot smuggling hub, much to Leia's dismay, and soon their mission is entangled with the kidnapping and ransom of the beautiful Princess Mi. Now the Millennium Falcon is pursued by more than just the Empire as gangsters, bounty hunters and the kidnappers join the chase.
Though Princess Mi's beauty might be enough to turn any man's head, before this adventure is over, Han Solo is going to realise just how lucky he is to have a princess like Leia on his side.

This story occurs approximately 2 years after the Battle of Yavin.

Related Stories (in chronological order):

  • A New Hope
  • Princess Leia And The Royal Ransom


Review by Ewan, Star Wars Books, 2009:
"As the second title in Dark Horse Comic's new 'parent-friendly' series, Princess Leia and the Royal Ransom is a good light-hearted story. Barlow's script captures beautifully the pre-Empire relationship between Han and Leia. The love-hate nuances of their relationship  is represented throughout the story in their dialogue at a time when Han is unsure of the direction his life is going to take because of his attachment to both the Rebellion and Leia.
"While Barlow's script is excellent, Soriano's artwork is certainly unusual for Star Wars comics. It takes a while to get used to the style and unfortunately fails to capture some facial expressions dictated by Barlow's script. But more than that, the art characterisations of Han, Leia and even Chewie are not instantly recognisable. From the book's cover by McNally to Soriano's own art, it is hard to distinguish features that are Han or Leia. For a story designed to appeal to a newer and younger Star Wars audience, an audience more aware of Star Wars characters in the Prequel Trilogy and The Clone Wars animated TV series than the Original Trilogy, one has to question the reason for such unrecognisable characterisations in the artwork."
4 / 5

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