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So…this was a thing.
Star Wars: Volume 5’s Yoda-centric story ended up being my first real disappointment in Jason Aaron’s Star Wars run, so I had a ton of hope pinned to “The Screaming Citadel.” The fact that I ADORED the first crossover Star Wars event that Marvel did last year, “Vader Down,” and that this was being written by the same writers of said event, Aaron and Kieron Gillen-the latter of whom’s “Doctor Aphra” series I have seriously been digging-had me really psyched to see what this wo
really liked it
Hard to reconcile the events of this book within the broader Star Wars cannon. Stories with such magnitude as this comic book crossover of which the plot centers around a sentient Jedi stored in a mysterious artifact in the possession of popular comic-born character Doctor Aphra whose intention (on the surface) is to free this Jedi to aide Luke’s training (remember this is set in between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, so Luke’s still coming to terms with the whole Jedi thing) should’ve been
Despite this not being case, I really enjoyed the story as a nice self-contained Star Wars book. I did need to suspend my belief though, as per the opening paragraph of this review to fully appreciate the new characters and story itself. This reads more like an Extended Universe non-canonical Star Wars story as opposed to being part of the bigger Disney machine.
My rating: 4/5 stars. The writers really capture a young Luke very well and Doctor Aphra is exceptionally well written and an all-round great character. Sana, Han, and Leiah have bit parts.
Wow, this was truly terrible. Like, I don’t even care about these books’ setting not making any sense — it’s all basically glorified fan fiction at this point, because none of these events could have logically happened between films IV and V. Fuck all that. The worst thing about Screaming Citadel is that it’s just painfully dumb. It’s an attempt to mash up Star Wars with Alien and Marvel’s symbiotes. And that’s the whole idea — Aphra shows up and tells Luke she can hook him up with a Jedi master