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Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #34

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.


Long ago, Jedi Masters SHAAK TI and AAYLA SECURA sealed away a GREAT AND TERRIBLE POWER…

…a horrifying, ancient creature that RESONATES WITH THE FORCE…

…and DOCTOR APHRA and LUKE SKYWALKER have just released it!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    SWNN - Star Wars News Net

    It’s a remarkably entertaining issue with a frenetic pace and plenty of witty banter to provide levity as they escape the dangers of the tomb, Indiana Jones-style. Everything’s wrapped up in a bow nicely, leaving just enough of a loose end to wonder how in the Force it might be brought back in future Star Wars comic stories.

  • 80

    Doctor Aphra and Luke Skywalker’s partnership unlocks a creature known as a “Starweird,” which sets its sights on shutting down the duo. The creature is essentially a type of space banshee, shrieking and stalking the pair, as Aphra and Luke are tasked with making their escape from the Jedi trap. Like earlier installments of this arc, this latest chapter embraces the weirdness that feels akin to the Star Wars comics of the ’70s and ’80s, adopting absurdity for the sake of entertainment, and this chapter totally entertains. The creature the familiar pair is literally called a “Starweird” and does little more than chase the duo while screaming, forcing them (no pun intended) to make a hasty escape. The book is undeniably delightful, so were there to be a bit more narrative cohesion or offer up a bit more dramatic weight, then this would end up being one of the best single issues of Doctor Aphra in years, but as it stands, it still made for a playful and bizarre sidequest for charming characters.

  • 80

    You Don't Read Comics

    It’s been quite a bit of fun having Chelli and Luke hang out in a tightly-composed team-up with a few other characters. Writers have a tendency to want to work with a whole bunch of different action figures when someone’s writing a Star Wars comic book. Wong keeps it close and cozy, and the resulting two-player adventure with optional droids feels remarkably fun.

  • 80

    The Fandom Post

    I’m curious to see what’s next for the character and the series as this storyline felt like a simple palette cleanser after all the big epic things that we had recently – a lot of which didn’t work for me. This one drills down to the very basics and made Aphra likable again and paired her well with Luke for some good contrast. The script was breezy and the nods to the past worked well for me even if the overall concept felt like it was all pretty superficial. With strong artwork and a good sense of character, it’s an easy and fun time, and sometimes that’s all you need.

  • 76

    Comic Watch

    Luke Skywalker and Doctor Aphra’s brief adventure has concluded. Luke is free to continue his journey to complete his training and that leaves Aphra to continue to peruse her own possibly nefarious objectives.

  • 60

    Impulse Gamer

    This was a nice enough short adventure with these two even if it didn’t result in anything big at the end of it seemingly. Luke did seem to be a whole lot more chill about the whole being gassed and forced to help but overall ended up getting his comeuppance at the end.

    Not all of the story arcs are going to be galaxy spanning adventures with an ancient evil involved but this one feels like the character having a bit of a rest before they go off and do something else. It is still seemingly somewhere between Empire and Jedi whatever ABY that is which is seeming longer and longer all the time.

    Not really essential unless you are a ride or die with this character but a good enough wrap-up to this storyline.

  • 40

    Future of the Force

    I was not happy with this issue. I expected a little bit more.

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