Doctor Aphra #27 Review

by NumidianPrime on December 12, 2018

Writer: Simon Spurrier

Artist: Emilio Laiso

Letterer: Joe Caramagna

Publisher: Marvel


This arc continues to prove itself as one of best arcs of the series so far, if not the best. I haven’t always been a huge fan of it, I’ve always liked it but it was never near the top of my list, but it’s really ramped up lately. The previous arc, The Catastrophe Con, was my least favorite so far until the ending made me revisit the entire arc, and this arc was great right off the bat.

The story continues from the previous issue, which began this arc. Aphra and Triple Zero are stuck together and unable to move more than twenty meters apart from each other without both being blown up thanks to mad scientist Dr Evazan. They travel to Milvayne to attempt to get the bombs removed but Triple Zero hurts their chances by murdering the person they found who was capable of doing it, after accidentally triggering a failsafe on the bombs and starting a countdown. Now they have to find someone else and get to them before the countdown on the bomb’s timer ends.

There aren’t any huge beats or surprises until the end of the issue, but it’s still a good chapter in the story. It does a nice job establishing the culture of the planet Milvayne, since we’re already familiar with their rogue cop Tam Posla. Winloss and Nokk make their first appearance in the series proper after starring in the last annual, they’re still fun additions and I’m looking forward to seeing their role in the rest of the arc. There isn’t too much more to say about Aphra and Triple Zero here but both of them seem to be getting things that will advance their characterization more. It’s fun to see Evazan start to panic just a little under threats from Triple Zero.

The art continues to be great. I’m still glad to have Laiso back after he was replaced for The Catastrophe Con. Overall, it’s a good installment in this story. The ending initially wasn’t a huge surprise to me but then they threw in another thing I wasn’t expecting that makes me even more excited to see where this goes next. Can’t wait to find out!

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