Lit Doctor Aphra #1-6: Aphra (6/6 Released)

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  1. Maythe14thBeWithYou Jedi Knight

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    While she is morally...lacking she's hard to hate. She's just so fun.
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  2. Jedha John Jedi Padawan

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    Issue 6 looks fantastic. This is one of the best covers from the new cannon.

    Very curious how they are going to link this issue with Screaming Citadel and what Aphra's thought process will look like to bring Luke into the scenario.

    Gotta love that eerie green backdrop in issue 5 carrying over to issue 6.
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  3. Qel Jedi Master

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    Loving the series so far, really hope in a future arc we'll see some more of Sana Starros and go into the history between her and Aphra that was alluded to in the main SW comic. Also really wishing those BT and 000 figures had been at Celebration Europe last year :(
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  4. Maythe14thBeWithYou Jedi Knight

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  6. Ewok Poet Jedi Grand Master

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    Just realised that Aphra's childhood home looks A LOT like Mt. Thunderstone.
  7. Jedha John Jedi Padawan

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    @Maythe14thBeWithYou Sana Starros...don't read this if you're planning on going back to read the SW and DV new cannon back issues.

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    Sana Starros made a dramatic first appearance in SW #4 claiming to be Han Solo's wife. Turns out Han and Sana had a fake wedding as part of one of their cons and that Han may have stiffed her in the money they earned. Also, in the Rebel Jail arc, it was clear that Aphra and Sana had a romantic relationship that Aphra ended not on a good note..and that built up quite a bit of hostility in Sana towards Aphra. Yes, I agree with Qel that Sana Starros HAS TO be involved in a Doctor Aphra arc.
  8. Ewok Poet Jedi Grand Master

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    Aphra's dad looks way too familiar. He mentions awakening of the Force and he found the immortal Rur...hmmm.
  9. Maythe14thBeWithYou Jedi Knight

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    Ahh...I l know who Stana is now, just her was having a hard time putting a face to the name.
  10. Jedha John Jedi Padawan

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  11. Ewok Poet Jedi Grand Master

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    Both she and Luke are so.beautiful here. #shallowcomment
  12. Maythe14thBeWithYou Jedi Knight

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  13. Jedha John Jedi Padawan

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    With the last issue of the first arc of Doctor Aphra coming out next Wednesday, just wanted to share a link to marvel.com featuring an interview with Kieron Gillen teasing issue #6 and also the forthcoming Screaming Citadel cross-over. "I would say by the end of the story you know exactly who Aphra is." I am interpreting this to mean that the good doctor will do something very bad to her poor old man. But that may just be me.

    https://news.marvel.com/comics/62629/doctor-aphra-annual-checkup/
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  14. Jedha John Jedi Padawan

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  15. Vorax Jedi Master

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    The green stuff looks a little too like the Nightsister magick, wonder if its related. The robotic antagonists remind me of the golden army of Hellboy II, even with a spirit essence stuff of Dr Kraus being able to posses an automaton body.
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  16. LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master

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    Now that's the stuff! We're actually dealing with ancient history here, instead of simply glossing it over! :)
  17. Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV - ON VACATION

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    Yeah the way it's presented it sounds like Rur and the Ordu Aspectu were already ancient history by the formation of the Republic, which right now makes them the only people we know about from so long ago.
  18. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    The craziness in this arc has gotten crazier each issue, which me likey. I get the feeling it's setting the ground for the Screaming Citadel arc (and the Yoda arc in SW was also kind of ancient Force nuttery as well but Aphra has been more entertaining)
  19. vong333 Jedi Master

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    Yeah, Marvel is starting to delve into the force stuff. This was the domain of TCW/Rebels, but now comics are coming up the rear. Its only a matter of time before we get some sort of novel on the force and stuff like that. I'm betting, that Star Wars Episode 8 will be very big in that aspect.
  20. Jedha John Jedi Padawan

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    Just picked up issue #6 on my lunch break...does not disappoint at all...quite the contrary...if you were worried that Aphra was starting to turn "good", your fears will have...

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    ....vanished after finishing this issue. Doctor Aphra is still a very bad girl. Great ending to this arc that shows what Aphra is all about. Happy to see Aphra and her dad care for each other and mend some old wounds, but also happy to see she maintains her edge and is still the rogue archaeologist we all know and love. Very cool frames of Aphra (and Papa Aphra) wielding a lightsaber...LOVED that! Thought the issue would bridge to Screaming Citadel more directly, so I am still curious how issue 6 and Screaming Citadel are going to connect. Assuming the crystal Aphra kept will somehow expose the Citadel and she'll need Luke's assistance. Also, more evidence in this issue (in addition to the Aphra/Sana story) that Aphra prefers women. Great arc...love this comic.
  21. LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master

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    My only tiny object of disappointment is that
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    the Yavin 4 chapters don't seem to connect well enough with the rest; I mean, what exactly were the ties between the Massassi and the Ordu? We're never told.
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  22. Ewok Poet Jedi Grand Master

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    I can't wait to grab this after your spoilers. :D Thanks.
  23. Valryk Jedi Padawan

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    This was a blast. I like it more than the main SW comic. The Screaming Citadel is gonna be interesting since they described it as a gothic horror story in SW, and the villains have a medieval/Victorian vibe to them.
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  24. Jedha John Jedi Padawan

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    @LelalMekha I agree with your comment...

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    What is the connection between the Massassi and the Ordu? How did the Massassi obtain the Massassi pieces/crystals from the Ordu? Were the Massassi ancestors of the Ordu who civilized Yavin 4? If so, why did they leave the Citadel of Rur?
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  25. LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master

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    Yep, I think the Yavin 4 episode raised a lot of interesting questions, but no answers whatsoever were provided. That almost makes it a Big Lipped Alligator Moment.