(W) Si Spurrier (A) Wilton Santos (CA) Ashley Witter Rated T In Shops: Jul 17, 2019 SRP: $3.99
“UNSPEAKABLE REBEL SUPERWEAPON” CONTINUES! Hiding out on the world where she grew up, everyone’s favorite scoundreless, DOCTOR APHRA, takes a trip down memory lane. NB: Turns out memory lane is a hellhole covered in the agonizing thermal landmines of emotional honesty and family dysfunction. NB (2): Also bounty hunters. Lots and lots of bounty hunters.
(W) Si Spurrier (A) Wilton Santos (CA) Ashley Witter
In Shops: Jun 19, 2019
“UNSPEAKABLE REBEL SUPERWEAPON” PART 2 • Counting the cost of her incorrigible thievery, sticky-fingered archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA is at the mercy of REBEL HIGH COMMAND. • But things are about to get stickier. What’s the one thing every galactic treasure hunter knows for sure? • EXES NEVER MARK THE SPOT.
(W) Si Spurrier (A) Wilton Santos (CA) Ashley Witter Rated T In Shops: May 08, 2019 SRP: $3.99
UNSPEAKABLE REBEL SUPERWEAPON: Part 1 A NEW ADVENTURE STARTS HERE!
• 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? • NAH, not really. The galaxy’s shadiest archaeologist is back doing what she does best: busting into alien temples to steal horrifying weapons for huge profit. 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.
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(W) Jody Houser (A) Cory Smith, Wilton Santos (CA) Paolo Rivera Rated T In Shops: Mar 06, 2019 SRP: $3.99
A DESPERATE DIPLOMATIC MISSION FOR SENATOR AMIDALA! • PADMÉ sets out in secret to try to bring a neutral world into the Republic fold. • Is this a genuine offer of alliance, or another trap for the outspoken Senator? • And will rejecting the help of the JEDI be a deadly mistake?
Following the wishes of his master, Obi-Wan has taken on Anakin Skywalker as an apprentice. Will his mission alongside his young Padawan bring them closer together, or sow the seeds that will drive them apart? And who else is after the ancient holocron that they seek?
Star Wars: Age of Republic – Obi-Wan Kenobi is the latest release in Marvel’s series of one-shots exploring characters and time periods of the Star Wars universe. While each comic released so far is a fine read, none feature the excitement of the various ongoing series.
Writer Jody Houser takes us into the relationship between Obi-Wan and Anakin after Qui-Gon’s death. This is a comic focused on the master and student relationship and some of Obi-Wan’s failings as master. These are issues and doubts expressed at various points in the film and here we get a little more of that with some realizations about his role in everything. The action is quick and the search for a holocron pretty thin as far as its role. The point of the comic is to really send the two Jedi on an adventure and have them examine their relationship as student and teacher.
The art by Cory Smith and Wilton Santos, with ink by Walden Wong, color by Java Tartaglia, and lettering by Travis Lanham is good. The characters are recognizable and we’re given some unique aliens to deal with. Again, like the story, none of it is groundbreaking, it’s all very serviceable to the story and concept. Things aren’t helped by the fact the action is rather limited and locations not all that exciting.
While the concept of these one-shots is interesting, exploring characters from Star Wars over key time periods, so far what has been released hasn’t been exciting. None of it is bad, it’s just none of it has had anything new that has really shaken things up in an interesting way. They feel like deleted scenes from a film, scenes that while adding a little to the story aren’t vital to your enjoyment or provide any new insight into the world we’re exploring.