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From Princess To General: New Star Wars Canon Examines Leia’s Journey

The power of the force is stronger than ever, and the heroes of the Star Wars Saga are on fans minds as they haven’t been in decades. In honor of International Women’s Day, let us turn our thoughts to one of our bravest heroes,┬áthe rebel that started it all, Leia Organa (played by Carrie Fisher in the films). While fans well know the fate of her twin brother, her story is only just now being told.

From all corners of the Star Wars extended universe Leia’s back story is being laid out like so many puzzle pieces. Fellow Disney property Marvel Comics released a five-issue comic last summer chronicling Leia’s own adventures just after she doesn’t give Chewie a medal in the closing scene of Star Wars: A New Hope.

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Star Wars: Aftermath – Wendig Introduces New Canon Material

It was a dark time for Star Wars fans around 1990 due to the absence of any really compelling new content. Then Timothy Zahn released Heir to the Empire in 1991 which kicked off the outstanding Thrawn trilogy. Zahn gave us an incredible post-Return of the Jedi era story while introducing new characters that would be highly influential throughout subsequent novels in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Characters such as Mara Jade and Gilad Palleon.

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