A few days following the news that Carrie Fisher suffered a major heart attack while on a plane flying back from London, the actress most known for playing Princess Leia in Star Wars has passed away.
Since Star Wars played a major part in many comic book and pop culture fans lives, and having Princess Leia, a strong female lead, who holds her own fighting along side Han, Chewie, and Luke, we present a brief comic book homage to Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher.
In comic books, Leia first appeared in the classic Star Wars #1 from Marvel. She would appear in 732 issues, according to Comicvine, making her a major character in comics.
While we typically think of her in the classic white outfit with buns on her head, she is probably most remembered, and frequently referenced in popular culture, in the “Slave Leia outfit”, which was banned last year by Disney. The outfit first appears on the Return of the Jedi #1 cover.
In 2015, Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia got her own series in the Princess Leia 5 Issue Mini series.
Her most recent comic book appearance was in the Force Awakens comic book adaptation, where we see Leia as General Leia Organa.
Episode 8 had finished shooting earlier this year, so while she is gone, we will get to see Leia in the next film, as well as, the eventual comic book adaptation of it.