Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1
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Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1

Writer: Alyssa Wong Artist: Cresta, Marika Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 27, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
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With the Rebel Alliance back on the run after their defeat at the Battle of Hoth, it's never been a more dangerous time for outlaws, scoundrels and the errant rogue archaeologist to make their way in the galaxy. But after a string of bad luck and near escapes, DOCTOR APHRA is back on the job! She's been keeping a low profile - jobs are scarce and credits scarcer. But the promise of the score of a lifetime is a chance too good for her to pass up. And to find the cursed RINGS OF VAALE, Aphra will need a crew of treasure hunters the likes of which the galaxy has never seen before! But RONEN TAGGE, heir to the powerful more

  • 8.3
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - acnbat May 26, 2020

    Final Thoughts: Alyssa Wong has done a pretty darn good job of crafting a solo series that also perfectly fits in the very tight time frame in which it's set. Star Wars fans are some of the most finicky, jaded fans in all of fandom, but I'd be surprised if this debut gets very many complaints at all! As with all the other recently rebooted Star Wars books, I'm greatly looking forward to the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 12, 2020

    Aphra gets wrapped up in the quest for a mystical maguffin and the setup, the art, and the characters look like a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton May 9, 2020

    Doctor Aphra #1 has all the hallmarks of a good Star Wars Expanded Universe story as it uses this rich world to tell an adventure story bursting with fun art from Marika Cresta and Rachelle Rosenberg and characters that are easy to connect to. Alyssa Wong also touches on deeper themes like faith and doubt and the connection between money and the academy. Fingers crossed that we see what an Outer Rim university tenure board review is like. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt May 27, 2020

    Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 features characters we love (both new and old), creative writing techniques, and brilliant artwork. All of which makes for a reading experience sure to thrill fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons May 27, 2020

    Doctor Aphra returns in a fun first issue that shows how rocky things have become for everyday people in the Star Wars universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 4, 2020

    Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 delivers a fun start to a new journey in the Star Wars Universe. Alyssa Wong and Marika Cresta do a very good job in making Doctor Aphra and her supporting cast all engaging characters you want to see how their journey develops. If you are a Star Wars fan looking for to dive deeper into the mythology this comic book from Marvel is a good way to do just that. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - Kate Kosturski May 14, 2020

    Second verse, could be better than the first. (I'll let you know after I read the previous 40 or so issues.) Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh May 29, 2020

    Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 lacks a certain magic that prevents it from being a must-read, but the seeds have been planted that the book's upcoming adventures could surpass its predecessors, due in large part to the fact that overly complex storylines have been put in the rearview mirror and the character's future looks brighter than ever. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 11, 2020

    There's potential to this concept, but only diehards are going to want to stick around long enough to see if Star Wars: Doctor Aphra hits paydirt. Read Full Review

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