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The sinister Domina Tagge has put a price on Doctor Aphra’s head! Now Aphra finds herself running for her life, trying to shake every bounty hunter on her tail. But one of those hunters is Aphra’s angry ex Sana Starros — and for Sana, it’s personal! Aphra can’t outthink Domina or outrun Sana…so what choice does she have left? Perhaps locating a mysterious piece of tech tha The sinister Domina Tagge has put a price on Doctor Aphra’s head! Now Aphra finds herself running for her life, trying to shake every bounty hunter on her tail. But one of those hunters is Aphra’s angry ex Sana Starros — and for Sana, it’s personal! Aphra can’t outthink Domina or outrun Sana…so what choice does she have left? Perhaps locating a mysterious piece of tech that could shift the balance of the galactic civil war? Aphra’s desperate hunt takes her to Corellia — but unfortunately for her, that’s right on Sana’s doorstep. And our roguish doctor isn’t the only one with an eye on this prize! Now, with the Unbroken Clan on their tails, Aphra and Sana are on a collision course with another of the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunters! Collects Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020) #6-10.


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The sinister Domina Tagge has put a price on Doctor Aphra’s head! Now Aphra finds herself running for her life, trying to shake every bounty hunter on her tail. But one of those hunters is Aphra’s angry ex Sana Starros — and for Sana, it’s personal! Aphra can’t outthink Domina or outrun Sana…so what choice does she have left? Perhaps locating a mysterious piece of tech tha The sinister Domina Tagge has put a price on Doctor Aphra’s head! Now Aphra finds herself running for her life, trying to shake every bounty hunter on her tail. But one of those hunters is Aphra’s angry ex Sana Starros — and for Sana, it’s personal! Aphra can’t outthink Domina or outrun Sana…so what choice does she have left? Perhaps locating a mysterious piece of tech that could shift the balance of the galactic civil war? Aphra’s desperate hunt takes her to Corellia — but unfortunately for her, that’s right on Sana’s doorstep. And our roguish doctor isn’t the only one with an eye on this prize! Now, with the Unbroken Clan on their tails, Aphra and Sana are on a collision course with another of the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunters! Collects Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020) #6-10.

30 review for Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, Vol. 2: The Engine Job

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ben Brown

    Volume 2 of “Doctor Aphra” sees writer Alyssa Wong and artist Marika Cresta succinctly maintaining the narrative momentum of the first arc, as Aphra is roped into yet another heist (albeit one that, this time, is forced upon her, adding an intriguing “extra layer” to the proceedings). It’s a set-up that springs nicely out of the events of the last arc, while also allowing the creators the opportunity to ably tee up some intriguing possibilities for the future (not the least of which are more tha Volume 2 of “Doctor Aphra” sees writer Alyssa Wong and artist Marika Cresta succinctly maintaining the narrative momentum of the first arc, as Aphra is roped into yet another heist (albeit one that, this time, is forced upon her, adding an intriguing “extra layer” to the proceedings). It’s a set-up that springs nicely out of the events of the last arc, while also allowing the creators the opportunity to ably tee up some intriguing possibilities for the future (not the least of which are more than a few allusions to the upcoming “War of the Bounty Hunters” crossover event). Color me intrigued to see where this all goes.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Robert

    Aphra's has swapped out one threating boss for another, but the adventures are the same - sent after mysterious artifacts and getting out of trouble from her past. Would rate higher except for the inconsistent art. Aphra's has swapped out one threating boss for another, but the adventures are the same - sent after mysterious artifacts and getting out of trouble from her past. Would rate higher except for the inconsistent art.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    Forced into service for the despicable Domina Tagge, Doctor Aphra enlists Sana Starros to help dig her out of her latest mess. Unfortunately, Aphra's ex is less than enthused, and their quarry may turn out to be a little more explosive than they first expected. This second volume of Alyssa Wong's Doctor Aphra is a marked improvement on the first one. It calls back to previous Aphra adventures, and makes her feel like part of the larger Star Wars universe again. Having Sana to bounce of off works Forced into service for the despicable Domina Tagge, Doctor Aphra enlists Sana Starros to help dig her out of her latest mess. Unfortunately, Aphra's ex is less than enthused, and their quarry may turn out to be a little more explosive than they first expected. This second volume of Alyssa Wong's Doctor Aphra is a marked improvement on the first one. It calls back to previous Aphra adventures, and makes her feel like part of the larger Star Wars universe again. Having Sana to bounce of off works really well too, even if it does mean we get a lot of sniping between the two. The only problem I have is that this again feels like a story we've seen before. Swap out Domina Tagge with Darth Vader, or Aphra's old evil droids, and it's much the same set-up; someone more ruthless than Aphra is telling her what to do, and she has to betray everyone around her in order to stay alive. It's fine to return to old familiar stomping grounds, but like the first volume, this feels like a pale comparison to what came before. It's been done, and done better, and in recent memory, which makes it a bigger offense. The artwork's fairly solid; Ray-Anthony Height pencils the opening issues while Minkyu Jung hops over from Magnificent Ms. Marvel for the middle three. Both artists mesh well together, and give the book a very lived-in feel. The universe feels organic and gritty, which is exactly what a universe as old as Star Wars should feel like. We're on an upward swing, but this volume of Doctor Aphra is still plagued by the long shadow that its predecessor casts. Hopefully the incoming War of the Bounty Hunters crossover will give it a chance to branch out into unfamiliar territory and really establish itself as something unique.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Matěj Komiksumec

    Jakž takž se mi duplikuje názor na první i druhou knihu téhle série, Aphra musí mít někoho mocného nad sebou a řeší artefakty přičemž na konci všechny straně přehraje. Série ztratila dobrodružné kouzlo a vlastně celý humor který šperkoval předchozí sérii. Aphra teď k ruce dostává Sanu bo jí někam museli uklidnit a jako je ok, jenom ty postavy spolu nefungují. Druhá linky s Luckym je jen zbytečná výplň která mi vadí stejně jako prakticky všechny ostatní postavy co tu jsou. Art je fajn, zbytek mě Jakž takž se mi duplikuje názor na první i druhou knihu téhle série, Aphra musí mít někoho mocného nad sebou a řeší artefakty přičemž na konci všechny straně přehraje. Série ztratila dobrodružné kouzlo a vlastně celý humor který šperkoval předchozí sérii. Aphra teď k ruce dostává Sanu bo jí někam museli uklidnit a jako je ok, jenom ty postavy spolu nefungují. Druhá linky s Luckym je jen zbytečná výplň která mi vadí stejně jako prakticky všechny ostatní postavy co tu jsou. Art je fajn, zbytek mě prostě neskutečně nebaví.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Michael DiCenzo

    Very similar layout compared to the previous book. I did really enjoy the connections with the High Republic and the book ‘Light of the Jedi’. However, it is a very basic mission and made the Tagge empire not seem that powerful.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ahdom

    Some more Sana and Aphra team-ups? I'll take it! Allyssa Wong does a good job taking us through one story and leading it into the War of the the Bounty Hunters arc. I still love the character and I am looking forward to continuing her story to see how hers will fit in the larger narrative. Some more Sana and Aphra team-ups? I'll take it! Allyssa Wong does a good job taking us through one story and leading it into the War of the the Bounty Hunters arc. I still love the character and I am looking forward to continuing her story to see how hers will fit in the larger narrative.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Saimi Korhonen

    "Don’t try to be a hero, Sana. It’s never worth it." Doctor Aphra Volume 2 continues the hilarious, wacky adventures of Chelli Lona Aphra. This time, she is forced to team up with her ex-girlfriend, Sana Starros, on a job to locate and steal a special engine for Domina Tagge, the leader of the rich Tagge dynasty. At the same time, we also follow Just Lucky, a young criminal working for a gang on Canto Bight to keep his brother safe, but just like with Aphra's mission, nothing is simple and everyt "Don’t try to be a hero, Sana. It’s never worth it." Doctor Aphra Volume 2 continues the hilarious, wacky adventures of Chelli Lona Aphra. This time, she is forced to team up with her ex-girlfriend, Sana Starros, on a job to locate and steal a special engine for Domina Tagge, the leader of the rich Tagge dynasty. At the same time, we also follow Just Lucky, a young criminal working for a gang on Canto Bight to keep his brother safe, but just like with Aphra's mission, nothing is simple and everything goes to hell. I really enjoy this new Aphra series. Wong writes Aphra very well, and I've been enjoying all the twists that have come so far. This second arc, following Aphra trying to locate this old engine was very different from the first arc of the series, and that's great. I can't wait to see what's to come now that the Aphra series will tie in with the War of the Bounty Hunters storyline. I also love Aphra and Sana's dynamic, and I can't wait to see where that'll go. I ship them so much. I'm also loving the constant nods to the previous Aphra series, with Sana and Aphra occasionally mentioning Magna Tolvan etc. Sana challenges Aphra in a wonderful way - she forces Aphra to be more decent and think of others on occasion - and I love how you see that though they aren't in a great place right now, they used to love each other a lot. In dangerous situations, they are always there to protect the other and that makes me weak. The side plot with Just Lucky didn't strike me as anything special at first but I've grown rather fond of him and am intrigued to see where his - and his ex-boyfriend Ariole's - plotline will go. I'm also just so happy that all main four characters of the series are openly and clearly queer. I'm loving this series a whole lot, and every issue just reminds me why Aphra is one of the best characters in all of SW.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Brendan

    This was one of the weaker Aphra entries for me. The story was ok and pairing her with Sana is always good, but the continued focus on Lucky was a real drag. I’m not sure why the writers are so enamored with his character but I find him/his arc pretty boring. The art was a bit hit or miss in this one but overall good.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sean

    Not the strongest of outings for Aphra, but it's fine. I'm still waiting for this new period if Star Wars comics to come together in the way that the pre-Empire Strikes Back stories did. Not the strongest of outings for Aphra, but it's fine. I'm still waiting for this new period if Star Wars comics to come together in the way that the pre-Empire Strikes Back stories did.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    Doctor Aphra is the closest the current SW has come to a comedy series and that is long overdue.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Stephen Hamilton

    Not a great story, tbh, and I wasn’t a fan of the artwork; Black Krrsantan has never looked worse. Jen Bartel’s variant cover at the end of the book was the highlight of this volume.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Benji Glaab

    3.5🌟

  13. 5 out of 5

    Martijn Van

    Another comic that clean up the mess made by The Rise Of Skywalker. Thankfully Aphra is still a fun character.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kurt Butler

  15. 5 out of 5

    Derek

  16. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Ballard

  17. 5 out of 5

    Nanditha Bojaraj

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jason Smith

  19. 5 out of 5

    Cosmin

  20. 5 out of 5

    James Landsaw

  21. 5 out of 5

    Nick Zambrano

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sebastian

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kyle Dinges

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Branigan

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jason

  26. 5 out of 5

    Zak

  27. 5 out of 5

    Tutti

  28. 5 out of 5

    Greg

  29. 4 out of 5

    Benjamin Barham

  30. 4 out of 5

    Paul Griggs

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