Thursday, December 19, 2019

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 6: Unspeakable Rebel Superweapon (comic) - Paul's REVIEW

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Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 6: Unspeakable Rebel Superweapon
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artists: Caspar Wijngaard, Wilton Santos, Cris Bolson, & Andrea Broccardo
Recent Release Date: December 10, 2019

Vol.1: Aphra
Screaming Citadel
Vol.2: The Enormous Profit
Vol.3: Remastered
Vol.4: The Catastrophe Con
Vol.5: Worst Among Equals

Synopsis: After a year of close shaves, Doctor Chelli Aphra is taking it easy and lying low. Probably herding banthas or something. She's smart like that, right? No, not really. The galaxy's shadiest archaeologist is back doing what she does best: busting into alien temples to steal horrifying weapons for huge profi t. She just can't stop herself. But plenty of other people could. Powerful factions are watching closely: Rebel and Empire, familiar and strange - all calculating whether Aphra's more useful alive...or dead.



Review: This continues to be my favorite ongoing Star Wars comic series. I absolutely adore that a lesbian hate-love romance is at the center of an ongoing Star Wars series. Representation absolutely matters. Doctor Aphra is such an interestingly complex character. This volume, especially, showcases the gray morality of the universe. No one thinks of themselves as evil in their own head. 

In this volume we get to see a little bit more about Aphra's past. We learn more about both of her parents. Aphra compares her own upbringing to her new not-a-ward Vulaada.

Black Krrsantan and Tolvan are back. This ongoing series utilizes its original characters so well, bringing them back in places that make sense. 

This volume was a little slow for me starting out, but by the end I was completely invested and loved how everything actually played out. Predictability, allegiances, and priorities are at the center of this volume. I give this book a 5/5. I'm looking forward to more Doctor Aphra!   


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