"This is very much a Star Wars gothic-horror story."
Jason Aaron[src]

Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel, stylized as Star Wars: Screaming Citadel, is a five-issue Marvel comic-book crossover event between the series Star Wars and Star Wars: Doctor Aphra.[1] The crossover event takes place between Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.


Mile High Comics variant of Screaming Citadel connecting picture without the trade dress by Mike Mayhew

Color code key:
Collected (TPB) issue Released issue Future issue
Issue Title Publication date Trade paperback Hardcover Omnibus
1 The Screaming Citadel 1 May 10, 2017[1] Screaming CItadel TPB Final cover.jpg
The Screaming Citadel
October 24, 2017[4]
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Doctor Aphra
Vol. 1
October 2, 2018[5]
Star Wars Omnibus
March 12, 2019
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Doctor Aphra Omnibus Vol. 1
March 23, 2021[6]
2 Star Wars (2015) 31 May 17, 2017[1]
3 Doctor Aphra (2016) 7 May 31, 2017[1]
4 Star Wars (2015) 32 June 14, 2017[2]
5 Doctor Aphra (2016) 8 June 28 2017[2]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 StarWars.com Exclusive: Kieron Gillen and Jason Aaron Reveal Marvel's Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel Crossover on StarWars.com (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MARVEL COMICS FULL JUNE 2017 Solicitations (2017-03-21). newsarama.com. Newsarama. Archived from the original on October 26, 2017.
  3. Doctor Aphra (2016) 2 has a flashback sequence taken 18 years before the event of the story, in which Chelli Lona Aphra told her father that her mother had just died. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas states the Galactic Empire was founded in 19 BBY. According to Doctor Aphra (2016) 32, Lona Aphra left the Second Moon of Thrinittik with Chelli when the Empire was existing and also stated that they lived on the planet for 2 years before Lona's death, which means that Lona had to die during or after 17 BBY. Davits Draven died during the Assault on the Mako-Ta Space Docks, which according to Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition, was one year after the mission to steal the Death Star plans. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the mission to 0 BBY, the assault must have occurred in 1 ABY. Doctor Aphra (2016) 2 took place between Star Wars (2015) 30, which takes place in around 0 ABY and Star Wars (2015) 50. It cannot have taken place in 0 ABY, as Lona would have died in 18 BBY. If the comic took place in 1 ABY, it would mean that Lona died in 17 BBY, fulfilling the above information. Additionally, Doctor Aphra (2016) 32 also has a flashback sequence depicting Lona Aphra's death 18 years prior to the events of the comic. As this story arc takes place between Doctor Aphra (2016) 2 and Doctor Aphra (2016) 32, this must also take place around 1 ABY.
  4. Amazon favicon.png Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel on Amazon.com (backup link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Marvel Comics May 2018 Solicitations (2018-02-22). newsarama.com. Newsarama. Archived from the original on May 12, 2019.
  6. Hachette-logo.png Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Omnibus Vol. 1 on the official Hachette Book Group Business Portal website (content now obsolete; backup link)