Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #9

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #9

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Kev Walker Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 12, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 7
8.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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• Aphra's back with a brand-new plan that's guaranteed to pay!
•  There's just one teensy problem...
•  It involves surrounding herself by some of the galaxy's biggest baddies.
•  And they don't like Aphra's tricks!
Rated T

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 13, 2017

    Doctor Aphra #9 takes the series back to business as usual in the aftermath of the "Screaming Citadel" crossover, and that's an appealing prospect. Especially since it means artist Kev Walker is back in the fold. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jul 13, 2017

    That doesn't prevent Dr. Aphra's character from being any less endearing. She's still someone that's easy to root for. At the same time, she's also someone that can slip up and not upset too many people. Gillen's development of her character continues to be strong and Andrea Broccardo's art adds visual appeal with that distinct Star Wars style. Dr. Aphra may not care much for the Force since it can't pay her debts, but she doesn't even need it to be a great character. Debts or not, the galaxy is inherently richer because of her presence. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 14, 2017

    Doctor Aphra feels like it's finally on a good path here as the focus is on Aphra herself and the other core characters. The fun of the deal she's trying to put together brings in a lot of interesting unsavory types to engage with and that helps to give us a look at more of the underworld that she dabbles in. The dynamic with Rur is still a fine line to walk and Gillen largely handles it well, even if I want to slap Rur around a bit, and Walker and Deering put together a fun looking book with a lot of aliens with some great designs and sense of weight and presence about them. My delight with Triple-Zero and Beetee has me really looking forward to what twists and turns lay ahead, however, because a swing back to a dangerous side of Aphra's life should be a heck of a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 16, 2017

    The start of Aphra trying to cut a deal puts the characters in place, with the final page being scream inducing. Seeing Aphra hustle to make the big bucks is okay, but not as enjoyable as her stealing something. The visuals, though, are outstanding. This could be seen more favorable when more of the story is revealed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Spock's Brain Aug 5, 2017

    I totally loved this issue. Great cover. Great to see the return of Kev Walker on pencils. It was a very interesting issue from start to finish. Coming off of the disappointing "Star Wars" crossover, this is such a breath of fresh air. It revitalizes Doctor Aphra as a character. As well as the kill-droids...after kind of existing as comedic sidekicks, it was easy to forget their brutal nature, but that ends here. And the ending of the issue is a kick-ass surprise. Awesome.

  • 8.0
    The Villain Aug 7, 2017

    Kev Walker is welcomed back as an artist. An interesting story kicks off here. I got a bit of a refresher on the immortal Rur. Which I needed and Aphra and the murder droids are as entertaining as ever. A cool reveal at the end may mean that we're going to get to see one of the classic characters in this comic very soon.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Jul 27, 2017

    I'm thrilled to see Kev Walker back on the art, it just feels so right. This one is introducing a new arc and so not much has happened as of yet, but you know Aphra can't help but attract trouble.

  • 8.5
    mseccatore Jul 12, 2017

  • 8.5
    JAC8285 Jul 16, 2017

  • 8.5
    StanielK Jul 25, 2017

  • 8.0
    TheFallenKing13 Jul 15, 2017

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