Luke Skywalker enlists the help of the wily Doctor Aphra in this adventurous Star Wars spinoff miniseries from Marvel. The young Jedi just can't seem to keep out of trouble in rough intergalactic cantinas and here he nearly has to deploy his lightsaber in public to fend off a pair of thugs.
Written by Kieron Gillen (Star Wars: Darth Vader), and Marco Checchetto (Gamora, Star Wars: The Shattered Empire), the five-issue run matches two of the most popular characters of Marvel's expansive Star Wars comic line and it will be interesting to see what sort of chemistry ignites between the two as the miniseries progresses.
Here's the solicitation synopsis:
“THE SCREAMING CITADEL” — PART 1
Rebel pilot and rogue archaeologist wander side by side into the darkest shadows of the galaxy as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The Doctor makes Luke an offer he can’t afford to pass up…one that leads him to a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel. Will Luke find what he’s looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will they both wind up victims of the Citadel’s Queen?
Have a seat at the rowdy bar on Horox III and watch Aphra step in at the right time to prevent a slaughter. Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel #1 hits comic shops on May 10.