Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #40

Writer: Si Spurrier Artist: Caspar Wijngaard Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 11, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
9.0Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

•  All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately, so must all evil things. And probably also all things somewhere-in-the-middle-it's-complicated.
•  Renegade archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA has been outrunning fate far longer than anyone dared hope. But her time is finally up. DARTH VADER stalks her through the shadows of an ancient temple, and this time?
•  Only one of them will be leaving in one piece.
Rated T

  • 10 - Patrick Cavanaugh Dec 11, 2019

    After all the ups and downs of the title, the book sends Aphra out on her highest note, both satiating long-time fans and keeping us optimistic that she could drop into a new series at some point in the future and reconnect with an old friend. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Sam Jarron Dec 13, 2019

    This issue was a perfect finale for the series, and I hope Empire Ascendant and the relaunch are just as good. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 12, 2019

    Si Spurrier deserves a big gold medal on the steps of Yavin for how he concluded this series by making it true to the titular character while enhancing familiar story elements. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 17, 2019

    While I am very much looking forward to the next series, the closing run of this book was pretty good. It had some awkward moments but the final issue goes a long way in redeeming a lot of it. Aphra needs a strong foil to play against when it comes to personalities, which made her introduction and use in the Vader series ideal. I don't think Gillen or Spurrier found the right way to use her beyond that and we had too many issues without a strong counterpart for her to work against. When we do, such as this finale, it works far better. I wish Spurrier had spent more time on the archaeology and exploring things to expand the larger story and galaxy but we ended up in some weird storylines instead. But Aphra was a draw throughout it and I'm glad he was able to bring it to a close here as part of the era before The Empire Strikes Back. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Dec 16, 2019

    The story of the pre-Empire adventures of Doctor Aphra may rely upon shock over clever revelations, but the artwork and colors make up for it. Read Full Review

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