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

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Kev Walker, Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 7, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 21
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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Following the blockbuster finale of Darth Vader #25, the fan-favorite character begins a new journey in STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 - the new ongoing series coming this December! From superstar writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) and fan-favorite artist Kev Walker (Marvel Zombies) comes Marvel's first ongoing series starring an original character created in the comics!
Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he'll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it's time for a return to what she does best. With the dro more

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 10, 2016

    A strong opening for the newest anti-hero in the Star Wars universe. This looks like the beginning of a long, beautiful reading relationship. More please. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Dec 12, 2016

    Complete with a back-up that reunites Gillen with Darth Vader artist Salvador Larroca, this issue is a strong debut that kicks off the initial digging into the nefarious archaeologist's past. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 7, 2016

    Doctor Aphra is already a worthy addition to Marvel's Star Wars lineup. It offers a funnier, quirkier take on the franchise, one bolstered by a strong cast that aren't constrained by the limitations of the movies or other Star Wars projects. Whether you followed Gillen's entire Darth Vader saga or are simply diving in fresh, this first issue has a lot to offer Star Wars fanatics. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 10, 2016

    With a lot going on here to introduce who Aphra is to the new reader while providing for some great fun for existing fans of the character, Gillen and Walker hit the ground running and delight with the dialogue, the locales, and just the otherworldly nature of it all that feels Star Wars but slightly to the side. I also love that we get a look at a young Aphra in this installment that explains a big part of her past that's the focus of the main story here and that they brought in Salvador Larroca to illustrate it as I really love his style. This is looking to be a very fun book with a lot of potential to explore more of this fascinating universe that's open to just about anything. Gillen delivered with Vader for me and I'm here for the long run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Robert Cast Dec 9, 2016

    The quick elevator pitch to convince a Star Wars fan to pick up this book. A female Han Solo/Indiana Jones hero goes on adventures with a violent wookiee and are joined by C3P0's & R2D2's evil twins. I know it may sound odd on the surface, but Gillen and Larroca make it work. Also as an interesting side note, all of the new Star Wars Saga books currently being released by Marvel are official story canon. It will be interesting to see if our new characters make their way into different comic runs, new novels or maybe even a movie on the big screen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 7, 2016

    Doctor Aphra is an intriguing series as it sheds light on a side to the Star Wars universe you didn't even know existed. This first issue doesn't do enough to establish why it needs to exist, but it's still early yet. An excellent backup story helps to flesh out Aphra, which is probably why you're going to read this anyway! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 10, 2016

    In short, this issue takes one of the best new Star Wars characters, plops her down in her element and lets the whole thing play out as it has to. Death, backstabbing and chicanery ensue, leaving her in a terrible state, making me want to read more of this story. Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 is a real winner, with excellent art and a homicidal protocol droid. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Dec 15, 2016

    Gillen also serves up a fun backup with his Darth Vader artist Salvador Larroca that tells a tale of Aphras younger days, and its all a very exciting intro to a very differnet type of Star Wars tale. So, get ready for complex heists and lots of droid murder because Doctor Aphra is here, serving up a very different type of SW adventure that youre not going to see anywhere else. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Dec 12, 2016

    Overall,Doctor Aphrais a fun debut that takes things slows and starts building it's own identity outside of Vader'sshadow. I'm really glad to see Marvel not play it safe with their Star Warscomics, especially since they've been of such consistent quality and been high sellers, so I really hope this is successful and we can see more stuff like this. This is a solid issue that promises things will only get better from here, after the slow burn brilliance ofDarth Vader, I'm definitely down to see where Gillen takes us next. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Dec 9, 2016

    As much as I hate disliking Star Wars stories, this was just too all over the place for me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein Dec 7, 2016

    Just goes to show that, with a property like Star Wars, it isnt tough to have a good time, though the challenge is in making it feel new withought undoing all of the elements that already work so well to make it a distinctly unmistakable universe. Doctor Aphra just may be up to that challenge. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 13, 2016

    Along with the main story, which (to be fair) does include a pair of murders by Aphra and her droids, the fist comic also features a back-up tale involving Aphra's time in school and what lengths she went to get her doctorate (which is now suspended). It appears these events will play a large role in Aphra's current predicament which will also force the scientist to come to terms with her disapproving father. For fans. Read Full Review

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