Princess Leia probably more than anyone else on this list helped set the archetype for the woman warrior in the geek and nerd culture.
What I always admired about her character was the fact that as a person of power and influence she was using her position for the greater good of mankind. She was regal and classy but was willing to get into the trenches (or trash compactor) herself if need be. She never rested on her laurels. Make no mistake; Leia Organa is a tough as nails badass. I don’t think many people would have the will power and determination to stand strong against a threat of having the entire planet they were raised on decimated…in front of them. She didn’t budge a single inch though and stood her ground. That says a lot.
I’m a big fan of Timothy Anderson’s art. He gets the genre of pulp and in many cases mixes it up with things that wouldn’t traditionally fit the bill and in doing so creates some fun and exciting work. We’ve highlighted some of his art way back when we first started but he’s introduced three new Star Wars pieces that we’d be remised to not show you. One for each of the original trilogy.
Can’t get enough? Want to know more? Take a stroll through his website, you can thank me later.
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