Everything You Need to Know About 'Star Wars: Doctor Aphra'
Revisit the original series ahead of next month's new #1!
It may seem unlikely, but one of the most fascinating and complex characters in Star Wars history emerged just five years ago. Her name is Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra.
After her initial debut in the pages of DARTH VADER (2015) and then a subsequent smash-hit 40-issue run in STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA (2016), the rogue archaeologist returns on April 1 with a brand-new DOCTOR APHRA #1!
Written by by Alyssa Wong with art by Marika Cresta, the series begins in the aftermath of The Empire Strikes Back. To date, many Star Wars comics have chronicled the lives of characters in the wake of A New Hope, but now the narrative shifts to a time of reveberations after the bombshell revelations of Star Wars: Episode V.
With the Rebel Alliance back on the run after their defeat at the Battle of Hoth, it’s never been a more dangerous time for outlaws and scoundrels—and errant archaeologists—making their way in the galaxy. But after a string of bad luck and near escapes, Doctor Aphra is back! She’s been keeping a low profile—jobs are scarce and credits scarcer. But the promise of the score of a lifetime might be a chance too good for her to pass up.... So, as the new series kicks off, we're playing archaeologist and digging up all the action from the original DOCTOR APHRA (2016)!
The now-headlining character debuted in DARTH VADER (2015) #3 during a time immediately after the destruction of the first Death Star, when Vader felt his back against the wall and all Imperial eyes on him. In response, the Dark Lord decided to build up his own dedicated support system, which began with droids and the woman who could make them: rogue archaeologist, Doctor Aphra.
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