For other uses, see Doctor Aphra (disambiguation).

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra is a comic book series that began publication on December 7, 2016.[10] It was originally written by Star Wars: Darth Vader scribe Kieron Gillen. It was then briefly co-written by him and Simon Spurrier before writing duties were transferred fully to Spurrier after Remastered. The series was first teased on September 19, 2016,[11] before being officially announced on October 12, 2016.[12]

The series takes place between Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back — mainly on the galactic frontier—and follows from the conclusion of Star Wars: Darth Vader. It focuses on the titular character, "rogue archaeologist" Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra, her droid duo, the "murderbots" Triple-Zero and Beetee-One, Wookiee bounty hunter Black Krrsantan, and Vulaada Klam, Aphra's side-kick later in the series.

Designed to be the moral inverse of Indiana Jones, the misadventures of her and her eponymous crew are a dark reflection of the adventures of the mainline series' heroes.

The current run concluded in its fortieth issue on December 11, 2019. A relaunch is planned for April 2020 under the same title—written by Alyssa Wong and with art by Marika Cresta—the events of that series will continue Aphra's story between Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.[13]

Reception[edit | edit source]

In 2019, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra was nominated for the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book.[14] The series was again nominated for the Outstanding Comic Book award in 2020 and won. The award was accepted by Si Spurrier at the 31st GLAAD Media Awards presentation, which took place on July 30, 2020.[15]

Media[edit | edit source]

Color code key:
Collected (TPB) issue Released issue Future issue Story arc
Issue Title Publication date Trade paperback Hardcover Omnibus
Book I: Aphra
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Vol. 1 — Aphra
July 3, 2017[1]
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Vol. 1
October 2, 2018[16]
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Omnibus Vol. 1
March 9, 2021[17]
1 Aphra, Part I December 7, 2016[10]
2 Aphra, Part II December 21, 2016[18]
3 Aphra, Part III January 18, 2017[19]
4 Aphra, Part IV February 8, 2017[20]
5 Aphra, Part V March 8, 2017[21]
6 Aphra, Part VI April 12, 2017[22]
Book II: The Screaming Citadel
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The Screaming Citadel
October 24, 2017[2]
7 The Screaming Citadel, Part III May 31, 2017[23]
8 The Screaming Citadel, Part V June 28, 2017[24]
Book III: The Enormous Profit
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Vol. 2: Doctor Aphra and The Enormous Profit
February 20, 2018[3]
A1 Doctor Aphra Annual 1 August 23 2017[7]
9 The Enormous Profit, Part I July 12, 2017[25]
10 The Enormous Profit, Part II July 26, 2017[26]
11 The Enormous Profit, Part III August 9, 2017[27]
12 The Enormous Profit, Part IV September 13, 2017[28]
13 The Enormous Profit, Part V October 11, 2017[29]
Book IV: Remastered
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Vol. 3: Remastered
July 10, 2018[4]
14 Remastered, Part I November 15, 2017[30]
15 Remastered, Part II December 20, 2017[31]
16 Remastered, Part III January 31, 2018[32]
17 Remastered, Part IV February 21, 2018[33]
18 Remastered, Part V March 28, 2018[34]
19 Remastered, Part VI April 25, 2018[35]
Book V: The Catastrophe Con
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Vol. 4 — The Catastrophe Con
January 8, 2019[5]
20 The Catastrophe Con, Part I May 23, 2018[36]
21 The Catastrophe Con, Part II June 27, 2018[37]
22 The Catastrophe Con, Part III July 25, 2018[38]
23 The Catastrophe Con, Part IV August 22, 2018[39]
24 The Catastrophe Con, Part V September 26, 2018[40]
25 The Catastrophe Con, Part VI October 24, 2018[41]
A2 Doctor Aphra Annual 2 September 5, 2018[8]
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Vol. 5 — Worst Among Equals
June 25, 2019[6]
Book VI: Worst Among Equals
26 Worst Among Equals, Part I November 14, 2018[42]
27 Worst Among Equals, Part II December 12, 2018[43]
28 Worst Among Equals, Part III January 30, 2019[44]
29 Worst Among Equals, Part IV February 27, 2019[45]
30 Worst Among Equals, Part V March 27, 2019[46]
31 Worst Among Equals, Part VI April 24, 2019[47]
Book VII: Unspeakable Rebel Superweapon
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Vol. 6 — Unspeakable Rebel Superweapon
December 11, 2019[48]
32 Unspeakable Rebel Superweapon, Part I May 8, 2019[49]
33 Unspeakable Rebel Superweapon, Part II June 19, 2019[50]
34 Unspeakable Rebel Superweapon, Part III July 17, 2019[51]
35 Unspeakable Rebel Superweapon, Part IV August 21 2019[52]
36 Unspeakable Rebel Superweapon, Part V September 18, 2019[53]
Book VIII: A Rogue's End
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Vol. 7 — A Rogue's End
February 11, 2020[54]
A3 Doctor Aphra Annual 3 October 30, 2019[55]
37 A Rogue's End, Part I October 2, 2019[55]
38 A Rogue's End, Part II November 6, 2019[56]
39 A Rogue's End, Part III November 27, 2019[56]
40 A Rogue's End, Part IV December 11, 2019[57]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Amazon favicon.png Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel on Amazon.com (backup link)
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External links[edit | edit source]

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Aphra: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
The Screaming Citadel: 7 · 8
The Enormous Profit: 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13
Remastered: 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19
The Catastrophe Con: 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25
Worst Among Equals: 26 · 27 · 28 · 29 · 30 · 31
Unspeakable Rebel Superweapon: 32 · 33 · 34 · 35 · 36
A Rogue's End: 37 · 38 · 39 · 40
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1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · The Screaming Citadel
Other
Annual 1 · Annual 2 · Annual 3 · Hardcover 1 · Omnibus
Related media
Doctor Aphra (2020) · Audiobook Original (script) · Empire Ascendant
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