Reviews of last weeks digital comics from Marvel Comics – Princess Leia #1 & Rocket Racoon #9
When Princess Leia Organa was captured by the Empire as a Rebel spy, she never betrayed her convictions, even in the face of the complete destruction of her home world, Alderaan. When her rescue came, she grabbed a blaster and joined the fight, escaping back to the Rebel Alliance and helping strike the biggest blow against the Empire, the destruction of the Death Star. But in the aftermath of that victory, the question remains; what is a princess without a world?
Following on from the awards ceremony after the battle of Yavin, Princess Leia allows the character to shine on her own. She is supposed to be kept safe, as a high ranking Alderaanian official and a member of the rebal alliance she has a sizable bounty on her head. Princess Leia was never going to allow herself to be kept down for long. So she teams up with another pilot from her home planet and makes her way into space to look for other ex-pats.
There are some nice points here – specifically some of the other rebels opinion of the ‘pampered’ princess, and how Leia goes about disproving that. Her fellow Alderaanian also proves a problem – being one who wishes to keep the princess safe! I also really like the art in this story, and so far this is one of the best of the Star Wars ‘reboot’ – infact I would say that the main Star Wars series is suffering the most due to the larger cast….
Monster Mash! In the not-so-distant future, what happens when you water Groot a little too much? Grootzilla has arrived, and he ain’t happy! He’s faster than a speeding Rocket, more powerful than Drax the Destroyer, and able to eat tall buildings in a single gulp!
Spinning on from the cliffhanger of the last story arc, we discover a future where Groot is running rampant! The heroes we know are gone or are old, and it’s down to Rocket to help deal with his former friend on a rampage.
There’s not a lot I can say about this story without giving it away, but I will say that, contrary to the above, this is a heartwarming story, with an ending which can be used by anyone who may wish in the future! The art takes advantage well of some massive cityscapes or wide open scenes.
A great one-shot story!