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Marvel Announces “Star Wars: Doctor Aphra” Digital Edition For Star Wars Day

“Star Wars Day” is tomorrow, and our friends over at Marvel Comics have just revealed a special digital treat. Take a look down below.

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The Press Release:
Doctor Aphra has captivated the minds of Star Wars fans since her first appearance in the pages of STAR WARS: DARTH VADER, and now her new ongoing comic series will be getting a special digital-first comic release in celebration of May the Fourth! Check out STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1, on-sale Monday, May 4 in the Marvel Comics App and Marvel Digital Comics Shop!

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“Star Wars: Doctor Aphra” #1

Written by Alyssa Wong with art by Marika Cresta, the series equips Doctor Aphra with both a new crew and a new mission set in the aftermath of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. With the Rebel Alliance back on the run after their defeat at the Battle of Hoth, it’s never been a more dangerous time for outlaws, scoundrels and the errant rogue archaeologist to make their way in the galaxy. But after a string of bad luck and near escapes, Doctor Aphra has been keeping a low profile—jobs are scarce and credits scarcer. But the promise of the score of a lifetime is just too good for her to pass up.

To add the printed comic to your home collection, STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #1 will be on-sale 5/27 at your local comic shops. Please contact your local comic shop for information about their current business policies to observe social distancing or other services they may offer, including holding or creating pull lists, curbside pick-ups, special deliveries, and other options to accommodate. To find the comic shop nearest you, visit or by visiting


All purchases in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop are added to your personal library, and can be read on any web browser, or in the Marvel Comics app on iPhone®, iPad® and select Android™ devices! Our smart-paneling feature provides an intuitive reader experience, ideal for all types of mobile device and tablet users!

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I’ve been keeping up with the recent free provisions on ComiXology from Dynamite Entertainment, I’m not the biggest proponent of digital comics and I like the physical product much more. That being said this is still some pretty cool news for a sure to be busy “Star Wars Day” and I think for those who collect the digital offerings will appreciate the release that surrounds this now very popular character. It will be cool to find her fleshed out on a series or film in the future that’s for sure. What do you comic book readers think about this news? Will you be ordering this online or waiting until later on in May when a physical version is available? As previously noted, the Marvel Comics are supposed to be returning to the shelves of any comic book stores that are able to open and we noted that HERE for those who missed it. Alright that is all I have for now, and as I close this day before narrative I will wish you an early “May The 4th Be With You”. See you soon for sure.

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