Princess Leia, "A Princess Who Kicks Butts And Doesn't Put Up With Crap" – Mark Waid At Baltimore Comic Con

waidBleeding Cool EIC Hannah Means-Shannon is currently liveblogging the Marvel Comics panel at Baltimore Comic Con. You can read her constantly updating piece here.

Mark Waid has just been talking about his upcoming Princess Leia comic he is writing, part of the Marvel Star Wars launch of their titles. Including how it will take place, for Leia, the day after her home planet of Alderaan is destroyed by the Death Star.

He describes her as a "princess who kicks butts and doesn't put up with crap".

The way he initially pitched the comic was that Leia sees her entire planet "eradicated before her eyes and now she is princess of nothing. Everything she knows is gone. And so this mini-series takes place the day after." She could either be the "princess of nothing" or do what she has a "duty to do as the last surviving royalty of her race" and find some home for the last members of her race out there in the universe. If she lets her culture die, it will be gone forever.

Hmmm…. is Mark Waid finding room for that Doctor Who story he wrote for Boom that never got published?

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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