Monday, May 7, 2018

Modern IDW: Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny - Leia

IDW published five one-shots based on the Forces of Destiny sub-brand in January.  Each one-shot focused on different Star Wars heroines.  The first one-shot stars Princess Leia but also features Han Solo and Hera Syndulla on Hoth.  The inspirational story about not giving up is among the best stories published by IDW and shows the possibilities for both the Star Wars Adventures line as well as the Forces of Destiny sub-brand.

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny - Leia a - IDW, U.S. (January 2018)
Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny - Leia b - IDW, U.S. (January 2018)
Each one-shot has a retailer incentive that contains a wraparound cover with artwork inspired by a Forces of Destiny animated short.  The Leia animated variant is based on season 1, episode 5 titled Beasts of Echo Base.  These animated variants were initially released in a 1:10 ratio.

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny - Leia c - IDW, U.S. (January 2018)
retailer incentive A variant
A second retailer incentive for Leia was initially released in a 1:20 ratio.
Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny - Leia d - IDW, U.S. (January 2018)
retailer incentive B variant
A Hall of Comics exclusive was also published for the Leia one-shot.  It is limited to 500 copies.

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny - Leia e - IDW, U.S. (January 2018)
Hall of Comics exclusive
The Leia convention exclusive is the same artwork as the Elsa Charretier cover b artwork, except the front cover does not contain any text.  There are five of these convention "virgin" exclusives, one for each one-shot.

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny - Leia f - IDW, U.S. (January 2018)
Convention exclusive

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