The Start Wars universe has grown a lot since Disney acquired LucasFilms back in 2012. New movies, new games, and more manga!
The latest announcement: A new manga series starring Princess Leia!
Set for release on Star Wars’ unofficial holiday, May 4th, the graphic novel is based on Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Grey, which was released last September.
The story follows teenage Leia on Alderaan and her getting involved with the Intergalactic Rebellion. The publisher’s summary:
It is Leia Organa’s sixteenth birthday and she participates in the traditional ceremony where she declares her intention to one day take the throne of Alderaan.
This never happens, cause we know what happened to Alderaan.
But she’s much more concerned about the way her parents are acting lately: lots of meetings and late dinners and not talking to her as much as they used to. Eventually she discovers the reason for their secrecy: their involvement in the increasingly organized rebellion.