Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #32

Writer: Si Spurrier Artist: Wilton Santos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 8, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 6
7.2Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

•  After a year of close shaves, Doctor CHELLI APHRA is taking it easy and lying low. Probably herding banthas or something. She's smart like that, right?
•  NAH, not really. The galaxy's shadiest archaeologist is back doing what she does best: busting into alien temples to steal horrifying weapons for huge profit. She just can't stop herself.
•  But plenty of other people could. Powerful factions are watching closely: Rebel and Empire, familiar and strange - all calculating whether Aphra's more useful alive.. more

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 14, 2019

    This Aphra arc may start off with a bit of action but that's to be expected. What we get is a story that's giving us some good background, setting the relationship dynamics up, and preparing for the bigger fun to come. And I definitely appreciate and needed something a little slower and low-key to get it underway, more personal for Aphra than something with huge stakes after the previous arc played out. Spurrier has a good handle on the character in general but a better one when focusing on a smaller story, so I like what's being set here. The artwork is solid even if it feels like too many cooks involved and some consistency issues in places but it's a good experience throughout. I'm hopeful for some fun with this arc, especially in seeing this new weapon being used at some point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - NumidianPrime May 9, 2019

    Overall, this issue wasn't too full of surprises and doesn't have too much more to talk about but it is a promising start to a promising arc. Can't wait to read more! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh May 8, 2019

    Whether you're just starting the book or have been a longtime reader, you'll enjoy the book's adventure, excitement, and emotional core. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - olddeserthymnal May 10, 2019

    This is a good opening to a new arc which draws on a number of previous developments in the series as well as setting up very interesting plot potential in forthcoming issues. If you are a Star Wars fan you probably know by now whether this book is to your tastes or not. As a series it tends to fall into an esoteric, fairly niche bracket of Star Wars book that attracts Aphra fans as opposed to all Star Wars fans. That's fine though and for those invested in the series, this will perhaps spark off some great plot developments that will sustain interest for a number of issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 11, 2019

    The visuals really hurt this issue's new story arc. I'm ready to see how Aphra interacts with the character that appears on the last page and more than willing to see what the object she's stolen can do. The characters are fun throughout, but the visuals are just average or below average. I really disliked the scenes in the present, with the colors looking like they were mirroring a 1980's music video. I'll buy the next issue, but I'm really wanting a different art team. Read Full Review

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