I’ve been deep diving into Star Wars back issues recently as I build out my pet project, the free online Star Wars first appearance and key issue database. I’ve been coming up with some pretty neat tidbits I’d never learned before.
Here’s a cool one I found.
It’s commonly held that her first appearance was in the Wizard Episode I 1/2 issue.
However, as the rumor goes, having heard the casting news of Natalie Portman, the artist for the adaptation of Timothy Zahn’s Last Command put a giant portrait of her in Leia’s children’s bedroom. Like a pre film release Easter egg.
Last Command #5 came out April of 1998.
Episode I 1/2 (Wizard mail away) came out May 1999.
Anyway…no spec play on this, just an interesting cameo that not everybody is aware of.