Grab your bookmarks, it’s time to Take Cover as we focus on the writings of the Star Wars galaxy. This month we say goodbye to Brian and along with Matt and Mark he discusses the latest comics, books and magazine news and catches up with Doctor Aphra and soon-to-be Star Wars writer Kieron Gillen.
This review of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #11 contains minor spoilers.
Doctor Aphra is overwhelmed, overworked and underpaid. In other words, she’s in her element.
But the ambiguously moral archeologist with an eye for profit must contend with far more than she would have liked in the pages of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #11, given her efforts to remain dead to Darth Vader are unraveling and there’s little she can do to stop it.
Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca Unleash a New Story in STAR WARS #38!
The Darth Vader creative team will take over the title in November!
New York, NY—July 26, 2017—Fans were blown away by their work in DARTH VADER, and we fell in love with a rogue archaeologist in DOCTOR APHRA. Today, Marvel is proud to announce that writer Kieron Gillen will continue to bring his exciting storytelling to a galaxy far, far away along with artist Salvador Larocca, when Gillen takes over as the writer for Marvel’s ongoing STAR WARS title this fall.
STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL – A New Five-Part
Crossover Beginning This May!
“Star Wars” & “Doctor Aphra” Collide For All-New Story
New York, NY—February 9th, 2017 — Two of the biggest comics in the industry collide as Star Wars and Star Wars: Doctor Aphra cross over for the first time! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL – a blockbuster five-part story beginning this May! Superstar writers Jason Aaron (Star Wars, The Mighty Thor) and Kieron Gillen (Star Wars: Darth Vader, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra) join forces once again to combine their two hit series for an epic crossover in the mighty Marvel manner!
It’s never easy losing a friend, an idol, an icon. The loss of Carrie Fisher is one we won’t forget and will feel, acutely, through 2017 and beyond.
It’s among the reasons this episode starts somber, and for good reason, but we never lose sight of the hope that Star Wars brings its legion of fans and the community that has built itself up around the Saga.
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 Brings the Hit Character to Comic Shops in December!
New York, NY—November 8th, 2016 — Because you demanded it! Following the blockbuster finale of Darth Vader #25, the fan-favorite character begins a new journey in STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 – the new ongoing series launching December 7th! From blockbuster creators Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) and Kev Walker (Marvel Zombies) comes Marvel’s first ongoing Star Wars series starring an original character created in the comics! Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what she does best. With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she’s off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between. Aphra’s got debts to pay after all. Just as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, some Bounty Hunters and just about everyone else in the galaxy!
At the Star Wars Writer’s Roundtable at NYCC, Star Wars author Chuck Wendig said that a small group of people are capable of changing the entire galaxy.
This is true of our favorite heroes from a galaxy far, far away, but also of the select group of authors who are documenting the history of an expansive galaxy through their latest Star Wars novels. These authors’ work impacts a whole world of Star Wars stories each time they pen the tales of fallen Jedi, harrowing battles, and intergalactic leaders.
Star Wars authors Timothy Zahn (Heir to the Empire, Thrawn), Chuck Wendig (Aftermath, Life Debt), Jim Luceno (Tarkin, Catalyst), E.K. Johnston (Ahsoka), Charles Soule (Lando, Obi-Wan & Anakin, Poe Dameron) and Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) came together for a Star Wars Writers Roundtable to chat about a galaxy far, far away…
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 – New Ongoing Series Coming This December!
New York, NY—October 12th, 2016 — Because you demanded it! Following the blockbuster finale of Darth Vader #25, the fan-favorite character begins a new journey in STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 – the new ongoing series coming this December! From superstar writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) and fan-favorite artist Kev Walker (Marvel Zombies) comes Marvel’s first ongoing series starring an original character created in the comics!
If you love to read all things Star Wars, but weren’t lucky enough to make it to New York Comic-Con this year, don’t fret — we have the full-length video of the Star Wars Writers Panel straight from NYCC! Featuring discussion between authors Timothy Zahn (Heir to the Empire, Thrawn), Chuck Wendig (Aftermath, Life Debt), James Luceno (Tarkin, Catalyst), E.K. Johnston (Ahsoka), Charles Soule (Lando, Obi-Wan & Anakin, Poe Dameron) and Kieron Gillen (Star Wars: Darth Vader), the panel is moderated by Lucasfilm’s Michael Siglain and Star Wars books editor Jennifer Heddle.
Check it out below:
Is this thing on? Can you hear us? Are we getting through?
YES WE ARE!
After a technical snafu delayed Jeff McGee and Matt Moore, the daring duo have roared back into the Dragon Run to give it another go and what a go it was, what with the latest issues of Star Wars, Star Wars: Poe Dameron and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.