Star Wars (Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, #3)
Simon Spurrier takes the reins as rogue archaeologist Doctor Aphra jumps to light speed and accelerates into the next chapter of her life! Aphra is used to being in way over her head - but this time she's not alone! Who else is caught up in her latest misadventure? Let's hope they're friendly...otherwise Aphra may have finally bitten off more than she can chew!COLLECTING: STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA 15-20

Star Wars (Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, #3) Details

TitleStar Wars (Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, #3)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 10th, 2018
PublisherMarvel
ISBN-139781302911522
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GenreMedia Tie In, Star Wars, Sequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Marvel, Graphic Novels Comics

Star Wars (Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, #3) Review

  • FanboyBen
    January 1, 1970
    Doctor Aphra is a series that I dug a lot when it first started; unfortunately, the longer it’s gone on, the more I’ve found its shine to be steadily wearing off, to the point that I now find myself myself continuing to read it more out of habit than any real interest or excitement in seeing where it’s going. I think part of my problem with the series is with Aphra herself: I’ve never really found her to be a particularly enjoyable or interesting character, and her quirky cynicism, while amusing Doctor Aphra is a series that I dug a lot when it first started; unfortunately, the longer it’s gone on, the more I’ve found its shine to be steadily wearing off, to the point that I now find myself myself continuing to read it more out of habit than any real interest or excitement in seeing where it’s going. I think part of my problem with the series is with Aphra herself: I’ve never really found her to be a particularly enjoyable or interesting character, and her quirky cynicism, while amusing in small doses (I thought she was great in Kieron Gillen’s “Darth Vader” run) has grown more and more stale with each passing volume. Right now, I’ll probably stick with the series for at least one more arc, if only to see what cool ways new writer Simon Spurrier finds to tie the series into the broader Star Wars mythos. Still: if I were to rank all of the current Star Wars ongoing series currently being published by Marvel, “Doctor Aphra” would (sadly) fall in last place.
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  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    "MEH"
  • R
    January 1, 1970
    This was weird. It just didnt hit any of the same fun highs as Vol 1 and 2. Yes the writer was a duo for some of the issues and the final issue it was taken over but I felt the actual story was just really quite dull and convoluted. However the art was probably the best I've seen so far.
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  • Jordan Anderson
    January 1, 1970
    What in the ever living hell has happened to Star Wars? Remastered is a total travesty. A complete failure, and puts a black mark on Star Wars from which it will never recover. In all seriousness though, Remastered is flat out bad. I’m not talking like “so bad it’s good” bad or, “well, it’s definitely not the best” kind of bad. No, I’m talking bad as in awful. Bad as in bottom of the garbage can. Bad as in easily one the worst comics I have ever read and hands down the absolute worst of any Star What in the ever living hell has happened to Star Wars? Remastered is a total travesty. A complete failure, and puts a black mark on Star Wars from which it will never recover. In all seriousness though, Remastered is flat out bad. I’m not talking like “so bad it’s good” bad or, “well, it’s definitely not the best” kind of bad. No, I’m talking bad as in awful. Bad as in bottom of the garbage can. Bad as in easily one the worst comics I have ever read and hands down the absolute worst of any Star Wars comic.I honestly had no clue just what the hell was going on and totally flabbergasted at what a train wreck this storyline ended up being. I mean, I thought Enormous Profit was a swing and a miss, but sweet baby Jesus, Remastered makes that volume look like the best story ever written. Confusing Droid rebellion is an absolute joy compared to the shit that was trying to be told her. I seriously have zero clue what the point of this mess was, other than to throw Aphra amongst some smugglers and give her a lesbian relationship.And yes, boys and girls, we come to the real shit show of this collection. Aphra and Tolvan. Look, you wanna have gay characters in a story? Cool. But do it for the right reasons. Do it in a way that doesn’t feel contrived and gimmicky as hell. Do it to strengthen your story, not please the LGBT community. And you know what? I actually feel sorry for that audience because this stupid side plot was god awful. There’s literally no backstory and no real reason for Aphra and Tolvan to be into each other other than to show readers that Disney and Marvel are hip and inclusive and tolerant. That and to show, what I think, is the first homosexual kiss in a Star Wars story? At least the first illustrated one at least. This is what? The 5th is 6th Star Wars story that just had to throw that in to be all PC? Aside from Dark Lords of the Sith where Kemp made his character’s sexual preference actually mean something and have influence on the story in a way that worked, Remastered is yet another failure in that category.The Star Wars comics of the EU weren’t all grand slams. To fair, a lot of them were ridiculously sub par. In fact it’s because of them and their varied quality that Disney cast them off and decided to rewrite Star Wars history. Wise choice or not, that’s up for debate. What’s not, is the fact that, since then, Disney (and to a lesser extent, Marvel) have systemically turned George Lucas’s vision into a refuse pile. Poor uncle George must be up in Skywalker ranch, pulling his hair out as the “House of Mouse” rips everything he created into shreds. Hell, give me back Medichlorians and Jar Jar. That’s heads and gungan tails better than this crap!
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    Oh, how the tables have turned. As Doctor Aphra finds herself under the thumb of her previous lackeys, homocidal robots Triple Zero and Bee-Tee, Magna Tolvan draws ever closer to tracking down the troublemaking archaelogist who has ruined her career. But when Aphra’s latest scheme brings her into conflict with both the Empire and the Rebel Alliance, the stage is set for an explosive confrontation…and maybe some romance along the way?You would think that since Kieron Gillen created Doctor Aphra h Oh, how the tables have turned. As Doctor Aphra finds herself under the thumb of her previous lackeys, homocidal robots Triple Zero and Bee-Tee, Magna Tolvan draws ever closer to tracking down the troublemaking archaelogist who has ruined her career. But when Aphra’s latest scheme brings her into conflict with both the Empire and the Rebel Alliance, the stage is set for an explosive confrontation…and maybe some romance along the way?You would think that since Kieron Gillen created Doctor Aphra he’d know her inside out and backwards. But along comes Simon Spurrier to co-write this arc, and somehow everything old is new again and Aphra’s an even bigger breath of fresh air than she’s ever been. Both writers are reknowned (at least to me) for their unique dialogue and witty retorts, as well as scathing sarcasm, so they’re a perfect fit for Aphra and her world.This is another caper story, with Aphra and a new band of friends plunging into enemy territory to try and recover Triple Zero’s lost memory data, but it becomes a lot more than that, with twists and turns along the way that will keep you on your toes right up until the final issue. The cat-and-mouse relationship between Aphra and Tolvan is perfectly pitched, and although we all know it’ll never last, it’s fun to watch it unfold as they dance around each other. Plus it’s nice to get some LGBT+ representation in Star Wars, right?The supporting cast are surprisingly interesting for throwaway merc characters. The married pair are integral plot points, and the crazy probability droid that’s been painted psychadelic colours is hilariously Spurrier. They’re well defined in the short time that we’re with them, and don’t detract from Aphra’s story, instead enhancing it and driving it forward as well as making her examine her own morals which culminates in a final conversation between Aphra and Triple Zero that puts the entire adventure into horrifying perspective.Emilio Laiso steps in as the regular artist for these six issues, and strikes a brilliant visual line somewhere between David Baldeon and Marco Checchetto. It’s expressive and fun, and the colours by Rachelle Rosenberg are very appropriate for the visuals.This isn’t a sentence I expected to type today, but Doctor Aphra is a bit like Deadpool; her stories work best when they walk the razor’s edge between sad and wacky, and this arc most definitely does that, but never forgetting that it’s also meant to be fun. A new co-writer and artist do nothing to throw off Kieron Gillen’s rhythm, only making this third volume just as much fun if not more so than what came before.
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  • Ahdom
    January 1, 1970
    I really like Aphra as a character, but feel like the writing waxes and wanes. I especially enjoyed the archeology parts of her adventures, but I was getting worn on the droids in previous entries. This one scaled back the roles a bit and the more I read in the canon about droids and their capabilities and their complexity, the more I am able accept Beetee and Triple Zero. I still feel like Aphra's flirting and some of her other dialogue is a bit cheezy, but with a bit of a change in writing and I really like Aphra as a character, but feel like the writing waxes and wanes. I especially enjoyed the archeology parts of her adventures, but I was getting worn on the droids in previous entries. This one scaled back the roles a bit and the more I read in the canon about droids and their capabilities and their complexity, the more I am able accept Beetee and Triple Zero. I still feel like Aphra's flirting and some of her other dialogue is a bit cheezy, but with a bit of a change in writing and more great cameos and I could see this line being one the most original.
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  • Timothy
    January 1, 1970
    I love this series so much. I'm a little nervous that Kieron Gillen is handing over the reins to a new writer, and I did feel like there were some stylistic hiccups in the writing of this arc. But it's just so damn fun and action-packed that I'm not interested in being overly critical. I will say that the way the story is shaping up, I'm actually starting to hope that the series ends before too long. It feels like it has nearly run its course and still has the opportunity for an impactful, satis I love this series so much. I'm a little nervous that Kieron Gillen is handing over the reins to a new writer, and I did feel like there were some stylistic hiccups in the writing of this arc. But it's just so damn fun and action-packed that I'm not interested in being overly critical. I will say that the way the story is shaping up, I'm actually starting to hope that the series ends before too long. It feels like it has nearly run its course and still has the opportunity for an impactful, satisfying ending.
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  • Aneez
    January 1, 1970
    I'm still digging the Aphra series. She still constantly getting into trouble and finding ingenious and devious ways of out of it. The Scarif references were a little too on the nose, but it did a better job of exploring the Rebellion, the Empire and crime syndicates, than the Han Solo movie did. And it's always nice to see General Hera Syndulla.
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  • Woowott
    January 1, 1970
    Triple-0 and Beetee are as heinous as ever. And Aphra hits new lows as she jaunts around doing Trip's bidding with a bunch of mercs. It's good fun, and Aphra is such a bad person. I love the female scoundrel.
  • Václav
    January 1, 1970
    Aphra have its ups and downs, but it is still very fun series (and most fun from recent and ongoing ones). And it's somehow fresh - Aphra is opportunist, the story balances in moral greyness and has fun note (and lot of interesting characters).
  • Chris
    January 1, 1970
    Doctor Aphra is THE BEST NEW CHARACTER in the new SW Canon. The series is always full of action and brings humour and craziness to SW. This volume in particular was awesome and really brought out a wonderful aspect of the character that I hope they continue to touch on.
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  • Martijn Van
    January 1, 1970
    Gillen is leaving his creation Aphra to write the main Star Wars comic with a bang. A great fun story and lovely team ups
  • Sam Nicholson
    January 1, 1970
    5/10
  • Sesana
    January 1, 1970
    Not the character's best outing, unfortunately.
  • Alexhitohop
    January 1, 1970
    Tengo el presentimiento que va a haber dos ships para Aphra y estaba ya encantado con el presentado
  • Ken French
    January 1, 1970
    My favorite character in the Star Wars extended universe; Aphra and the plot both keep getting more interesting.
  • Jeff
    January 1, 1970
    Another enjoyable entry, however, as this series continues I feel less and less that Doc. Aphra fits into the SW universe. So much of this story could take place in any sci-fi universe.
  • Jorge Figueroa
    January 1, 1970
    Aphra sigue siendo lo mejor que ha hecho Gillen en SW, no sé si en este compendio hemos sido testigos de una aduana que no ha podido franquear.
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