Written by: Kieron Gillen
Art by: Kev Walker
After recovering the device/artifact in a temple on Yavin 4, Dr. Aphra, her Father, Triple Zero and Beetee. find themselves unable to escape with is Imperial Stormtroopers swarming their location. Imperial Captain Tolvan is very motivated to find the intruders. It is revealed that her last Head of Security assignment on Eadu did not go so well. (Eadu was featured in the Rogue One motion picture.)
Writer Kieron Gillen again does a wonderful job. By letting the art carry the action panels, he can dedicate the dialogue to expanding the character development. Dr. Aphra and her Father continue to bond and heal their relationship. We really get a deeper look into Captain Tolvan, struggling to redeemed herself and forget the past. Artist Kev Walker conveys her struggle seamlessly and the reader becomes quite empathetic to her plight by the end of the book. Not to mention. Once again Kev hits all the right marks in his action panels.
Now that we are four issues deep I can honestly say that this is one of the betterStar Wars runs Marvel has released. Part of the reason may be because we have not had any on screen movie or television time with the main characters. As the reader, we can enjoy the books without subconsciously comparing the Doctor and company to other media appearances. I am looking forward to issue five and I hear that Dr Aphra will be making an appearance in the main Star Wars run later this year.