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Doctor Aphra 11 is the eleventh issue of the Marvel comic book series Star Wars: Doctor Aphra. The comic was written by Kieron Gillen with art by Kev Walker and was released on August 9, 2017.[1]

Publisher's summary[]

  • Aphra's mission to make quick credits by auctioning off an ancient Jedi artifact is going to plan…
  • That is, until it isn't.
  • Meanwhile, a dark figure from Aphra's past decides to make an appearance…[1]

Plot summary[]

Part III
It is a period of opportunity. In a galaxy oppressed by
Imperial forces, there is little hope for the future. But
for those operating on the fringes, there is potential for

Rogue archaeologist Chelli Aphra has recovered and
reactivated the Rur crystal, an artifact with the
consciousness of an ancient Jedi with powerful levels of
technopathy, and she's selling to the highest bidder.

Aphra solicits offers from some of the biggest names on
the black market. A great plan – until one client's demand
to see a demonstration of Rur's technopathic abilities
results in Rur possessing the body of a droid and
seemingly freeing himself....[2]

The auction massacre[]

Having been installed inside a blue Cyban Front droid by Triple Zero and BT-1, Eternal Rur mockingly asks Dr Chelli Lona Aphra and the bidders who wishes to partake in the "incandescent glory of Immortal Rur." One of the Shadow University academics thinks it is another demonstration but Aphra pushes her get down just as the gun turrets begin blasting the crowd, saving her life. She tells the cowering academics that the first lesson is to know when to get out of the firing line.

The Ezaraa leader tells his followers to retrieve the Rur crystal from the possessed droid. Eternal Rur guns down several Ezaraa before turning his attention to Dr Aphra and the academics. Before fleeing, she tells the academics to know when to run. In the corridor, Dr Aphra meets with the red droid leader of the Cyban Front, who asks if the guns have technopathic controls. Dr Aphra realizes that Eternal Rur doesn't have technopathy but that Triple Zero is controlling the guns.

Triple Zero's leverage[]

When an enraged Dr Aphra contacts him, Triple Zero responds that he and BT-1 are busy enjoying the ensuing havoc. He tells her that they have set the guns to autotarget and placed the Rur crystal inside the droid she had fixed up. Triple Zero is unconcerned about the ensuing bloodbath. Aphra demands that he turns off the guns but Triple Zero reveals that they have disabled the gun controls with a fire and axe. When Dr Aphra demands to know what Triple Zero wants, he tells her to meet them in her room.

Dr Aphra bangs her head in frustration as a wounded Ezaraa, who has lost his arm, falls to the ground. When the Cyban Front leader asks if Aphra had put a destruction fail-safe into the reanimated chassis of his comrade, she replies that she didn't. The Cyban Front leader turns to leave while Dr Aphra heads back to her room. However, the path is blocked by the marauding Eternal Rur and the gun turrets. Dr Aphra decides to find another way.

Watching over the surveillance camera, Triple Zero tells BT-1 that Dr Aphra has made the "right" move. He tells BT-1 that they should enjoy their short existence when given the opportunity. Triple Zero gloats over the massacre on the security camera footage. Back in the main hall, Yonak of the Son-tuul Pride manages to escape the marauding Eternal Rur by fleeing through a series of blast doors. He encounters the Hutt Sutha and his Twi'lek entourage. Sutha and Yonak strike a deal to work together to defeat Eternal Rur and capture the Rur crystal.

Dr Aphra is cornered by Krrsantan, who grabs her by the scruff of her jacket. Aware of the Wookiee's "life debt" to the Xonti Brothers, Dr Aphra gives Black Krrsantan access to the armory which is full of ammunition. Discovering ion weaponry, Dr Aphra contacts the various faction via comlink and tells them that there is ion weaponry in Residential Storage B-4, which they can use against Eternal Rur.

Escaping Eternal Rur[]

However, Dr Aphra's actions expose her position to Eternal Rur, who tracks her down. Dr Aphra tries to take him out with an ion blaster but the droid throws her to the ground. Eternal Rur seeks revenge against Dr Aphra for trying to sell him. Believing her end is near, Dr Aphra remarks that she does not believe in happy endings for herself. However, Triple Zero drives Eternal Rur away with the blasters since he still needs the rogue archaeologist alive.

As the massacre unfolds, an Imperial Star Destroyer approaches the Sorca Retreat. Just as Dr Aphra arrives inside her room, Triple Zero tells her to look at the monitors because he has prepared a "delightful surprise." Dr Aphra watches in horror as Darth Vader and his stormtroopers blast their way aboard the resort space station. Triple Zero says let's talk.


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Notes and references[]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 MARVEL COMICS FULL AUGUST 2017 Solicitations (2017-05-23). newsarama.com. Newsarama. Archived from the original on April 19, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Marvel: Preview on Doctor Aphra #11 (2017-08-03). Jedi-Bibliothek. Archived from the original on March 18, 2020.
  3. The events of Doctor Aphra (2016) 11 are set shortly after Doctor Aphra (2016) 8. Doctor Aphra (2016) 3, which is set beforehand chronologically, takes place after the Battle of Yavin, which marks the beginning of 0 ABY, according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Additionally, Doctor Aphra 8 is part of the Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel crossover arc, which is placed chronologically before the mutiny on Mon Cala. Star Wars: Battles that Changed the Galaxy dates the mutiny on Mon Cala to nineteen years after the formation of the Galactic Empire, which Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY. Therefore, the events of Doctor Aphra 8 must be set in 0 ABY, while the events of Doctor Aphra 11 must be set around that year.