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Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #33

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.




APHRA has convinced LUKE that she can help him find long-lost secrets of THE JEDI!

But she has other plans for him that include…


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  • 90

    SWNN - Star Wars News Net

    Doctor Aphra‘s 33rd issue packs everything we love about the morally ambiguous archaeologist into one tight issue. It has tomb raiding, Force mysticism and a hint of introspection for the title character as Aphra shows small signs of growth. Throw in some backstory from the Clone Wars and more of her team up with Luke Skywalker and we have the making of a classic Doctor Aphra story.

  • 80

    The Fandom Post

    I’m enjoying this arc more than the last dozen or so issues before it and this installment is certainly fun as it works through the past and present of this place. Luke and Aphra are amusing to watch together, especially under the manipulation of what’s being held in this place, but I’m glad that they started to see through it fairly quickly overall. The bits about Sana were fun to watch unfold in regards to Aphra but I also like seeing how Luke is handling the idea of these Jedi being here even though he knows that even as wonky as his abilities are that he would know if they were really there. It’s a solid issue overall but just felt like it needed something a little more to cement it.

  • 60

    You Don't Read Comics

    The Sason Temple is a fun idea for a location, and some of what Wong populates it with IS interesting, but like so much else with the Star Wars franchise, it fails to live up to its potential. Aphra continues to be a really interesting and appealing character, but there simply isn’t a strong enough story to really make use of her potential. It’s fun to see Aphra hanging out with Luke, but the connection should be more potent. There should be MUCH more of a reason for the two characters to meet. The Sason Temple isn’t quite the right reason for the crossover.

  • 60

    Aphra and Luke’s discovery of a Jedi Temple might prove to be something that they never could have anticipated, and potentially confirms their doom instead of their salvation. With the whole issue contained to the confines of this mysterious location, what really works about this chapter is seeing the dynamic between Aphra and Luke unfold, making the entire issue feel fresh compared to how many supporting characters we’ve seen Aphra bicker with in previous chapters. With other Star Wars comics, seeing characters merely bantering back and forth from start to finish is something that could grow tiresome, but our investment in this partnership only grew by the time we reached the final page. Still, there wasn’t much narrative momentum to speak of, so had there been just slightly more narrative progression (outside of a potentially exciting final page), we would have been much more engaged and fulfilled by this issue, even if there wasn’t anything that particularly fell flat. Hopefully the next issue can bounce back and give us a more thrilling next step in these characters’ journey.

  • 60

    Impulse Gamer

    Worth a look if you are into these characters or absolutely have to read everything Luke Skywalker is in.

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