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Star Wars #31

67
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

“THE SCREAMING CITADEL” — PART 2

While Luke and Aphra face the Queen of the Citadel…Han and Leia are coming…for Aphra?!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
23 pages
Language
English
Price
$1.99
Amazon ASIN
B06X9CGWHF

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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96

    SciFiPulse

    "The Screaming Citadel" shows the Star Wars characters at their finest. Watching Luke use the Force and run from villains was enough to win me over, but having Han and Leia in the mix only increases the joy. An incredibly enjoyable Star Wars outing. Recommended.
  • 95

    AIPT

    With an extremely unique setting for the Star Wars universe and implications that could change how we view it forever, "The Screaming Citadel" is a must for any Star Wars fan's pull list.
  • 85

    Comicosity

    Star Wars #31 is a strong second chapter in this Screaming Citadel crossover. The team working on this mini-event has my attention and it is obvious they are having some fun with this one. The Star Wars spirit is alive and well in this story and I'm excited to see where they are taking it.
  • 80

    Black Nerd Problems

    The book is on steadier ground this week than in the previous story arc. Aaron is giving us more of the swashbuckling, betrayal and intrigue we like in a Star Wars book. It's also still fairly accessible even if you haven't read the previous book (hard to come by with crossovers".even the good ones). Solid issue.
  • 80

    Bleeding Cool

    Star Wars #31and its series are easily recommendable. Its been consistently great since the beginning, and shows no sign of stopping here. Despite the pacing problems in this particular issue, this book remains one of Marvels best.
  • 70

    Multiversity Comics

    An interesting ensemble piece that brings together the clashing personalities of the casts from both "Star Wars" and "Doctor Aphra" very well without showing too much preference toward either side.
  • 70

    The Fandom Post

    While there are some great details to be had in the architecture here and the overall movement of the story, something about this issue just didn't feel compelling. There are fun moments with Luke and Aphra and I even liked the somewhat overplayed piece between Han and Sana that reinforces their problematic working relationship. I'm still hopeful for this event to do some fun things in the next three installments of it as it can go nuts pretty quickly. It's a visual treat to be sure and just the interplay with the characters clicks well, especially if the murderbots get more play in the remaining installments.
  • 65

    IGN

    Visually, this issue is a severe step down from its predecessor. Salvador Larroca's art is even more frustrating than it was on the recent Yoda flashback storyline.

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About the Author: Jason Aaron

Jason Aaron (born January 28, 1973) is an American comic book writer, known for his creator-owned series Scalped and Southern Bastards, as well as his work on Marvel series Ghost Rider, Wolverine, PunisherMAX, Thor, and The Avengers.

Early life

Jason Aaron was born in Jasper, Alabama. His cousin, Gustav Hasford, who wrote the semi-autobiographical novel The Short-Timers (1979), on which the feature film Full Metal Jacket (1987) was based, was a large influence on Aaron. Aaron decided he wanted to write comics as a child, and though his father was skeptical when Aaron informed him of this aspiration, his mother took Aaron to drug stores, where he would purchase comic books from spinner racks, some of which he still owned as of 2012.

Aaron graduated from Shelby County High School. He then attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Career

Aaron’s career in comics began in 2001 when he won a Marvel Comics talent search contest with an eight-page Wolverine story script. The story, which was published in Wolverine #175 (June 2002), gave him the opportunity to pitch subsequent ideas to editors. In 2006, Aaron made a blind submission to DC Comics’s imprint Vertigo, which became his first major work, the Vietnam War story The Other Side. The Other Side was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Miniseries, and Aaron regards it as the “second time” he broke into the industry. Following this, Vertigo asked him to pitch other ideas, which led to Scalped, a creator-owned series with artist R. M. Guéra set on the fictional Prairie Rose Indian Reservation.

In 2007, Aaron wrote Ripclaw: Pilot Season for Top Cow Productions. Later that year, Marvel editor Axel Alonso, who was impressed by The Other Side and Scalped, hired Aaron to write issues of Wolverine, Black Panther and eventually, an extended run on Ghost Rider that began in April 2008. In January 2008, he signed an exclusive contract with Marvel, though it would not affect his work on Scalped. In July of that year, he wrote the Penguin issue of Joker’s Asylum.

After a four-issue stint on Wolverine in 2007, Aaron returned to the character with the ongoing series Wolverine: Weapon X, launched to coincide with the feature film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Aaron commented, “With Wolverine: Weapon X we’ll be trying to mix things up like that from arc to arc, so the first arc is a typical sort of black ops story but the second arc will jump right into the middle of a completely different genre.” In 2010, the series was relaunched once again as simply Wolverine. He followed this with the relaunch of The Incredible Hulk in 2011 and Thor: God of Thunder in 2012. Aaron and artist Mike Deodato collaborated on the Original Sin limited series in 2014. In 2018, Aaron relaunched Thor with Mike del Mundo and The Avengers with Ed McGuinness. In addition to his work on Marvel characters, Aaron wrote a year-long run on the Conan the Barbarian series after Marvel regained the licensing rights to the character in 2019.

At the 2019 San Diego Comic Con, it was announced that Aaron’s Thor storyline which depicted Jane Foster acquiring the mantle of the Thunder God would be the basis for the 2022 film Thor: Love and Thunder.

Personal life

Aaron moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 2000, the day after the first X-Men feature film was released.

Aaron is a passionate and well known fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.

Commenting on the religious themes that run through his work, Aaron says he was raised Southern Baptist, but has since renounced religion:
I’ve been an atheist for many years, but I’ve remained fascinated by religion. If anything, I’ve become more fascinated by religion and faith after I lost mine.”

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