Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #8

Event\Storyline: The Screaming Citadel Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Andrea Broccardo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 28, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 15
7.6Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

"THE SCREAMING CITADEL" - PART 5
•  Jedi! Symbiotes! Rebels! Murderbots! Smugglers! Archaeologists! This one has it all!
•  But can any survive the horrors of the Screaming Citadel?
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  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 25, 2021

    Doctor Aphra moves through this storyline a bit more and it's not exactly a big or noteworthy installment in a lot of ways. It's mostly moving things to where they need to be with some progress and getting it ready for the next part. But it works well and I'm particularly pleased to see a little more Nihil material show up here as it makes sense for Aphra's series. It's not something you want to see showing up in every project after being non-existent in all the other material for so long, but pieces arriving after the start of storytelling from that period is a given. Aphra's work with it here feels natural and honest and she's giving it just a bit of mystique as well that works nicely. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jun 28, 2017

    Doctor Aphra #8 brings "The Screaming Citadel" to a fitting conclusion, with there being plenty of action throughout. Despite some of the developments feeling rather sudden, the dynamic tempo and spiritual nature of the issue more than make up for this, with the creative team concluding proceedings with a massive teaser. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 29, 2017

    Andrea Broccardo's art is a little too light and cartoonish in tone for the dark nature of this story, but it's still a big step up from the Uncanny Valley visuals on display in Salvador Larroca's issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - John Edward Lee Mar 24, 2021

    Aphra and Sana find themselves left for dead. However, their discoveries might just lead to greater things for them if them can only escape. Knowing Aphra, she still has a few tricks up her sleeves. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 30, 2017

    "The Screaming Citadel" ends on a whimper, soundless and full of confetti. There are moments to enjoy, but they are only moments. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ellie J. Mar 24, 2021

    In any case, Aphra and Sana get a diagram of the Path Engine and head to their next stop, an auction on Midaar where a fake Path Engine is being sold. Vukorah's going there too, so it seems that there's finally gonna be a big showdown next issue. This issue was... good. Besides the already-talked-about pacing issue, the rest of the writing was great, and the art from Minkyu Jung and Victor Olazaba was really great. I'm still excited for the next issue though, and looking even further, the series is gonna bereintroducing Durge into Canon, something that should come as a welcome surprise to fans of Dark Horse's Republic comic series and the animated Clone Wars series from Genndy Tartakovsky. Read Full Review

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