Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, Vol. 5: Worst Among Equals (comic) - Paul's REVIEW

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Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 4: Worst Among Equals
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artists: Caspar Wijngaard, Emilio Laiso, & Rachelle Rosenberg
Recent Release Date: June 25, 2019

Vol.1: Aphra
Screaming Citadel
Vol.2: The Enormous Profit
Vol.3: Remastered
Vol.4: The Catastrophe Con

Synopsis: Doctor Aphra - worst among equals! On the run from the law in a massive alien metropolis, Aphra has ten hours to cross the hostile megacity before the bomb implanted in her throat explodes. And don't forget the pack of bounty hunters and crazed cops that are on her tail. No big deal, right? But there's one more wrinkle - Aphra can't stray more than a few paces from her companion without activating the bomb's proximity alert and blowing both of them up. And that companion is Triple-Zero, a sadistic murderous droid who's more interested in Aphra's death than in playing nice... Tune in for a brand-new manic misadventure starring the galaxy's foremost amoral archaeologist! COLLECTING: STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA 26-31


Review: This is my favorite ongoing Star Wars comic series. This volume starts out with the Annual #2 story. It's a fun, little story about some animal wranglers hired by Aphra. The non-lethal Trandoshan is one of my new favorite characters. I'd love to see more stories about Winloss and Nokk.

Doctor Aphra and Triple Zero have to stick together because bombs inside of them will go off if they're too far apart. Cornelius Evazan and Ponda Baba are also featured in this volume. I like seeing background characters getting more fledged out stories. 

You get to see the PR side of the Empire in this volume! The Imperial Propaganda Flagship!

This series has so many great original characters that come back into play when it makes sense. They utilize them so well. 

This volume could be a satisfying conclusion, but I know there's at least a little more to come. I give this volume a 5/5. This series has excellent original characters in original stories. With growth. And still staying connected to the overall Star Wars story.


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