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Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, Vol. 3: Remastered

(Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (Collected Editions) #3)

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Simon Spurrier takes the reins as rogue archaeologist Doctor Aphra jumps to light speed and accelerates into the next chapter of her life! Aphra is used to being in way over her head - but this time she's not alone! Who else is caught up in her latest misadventure? Let's hope they're friendly...otherwise Aphra may have finally bitten off more than she can chew!



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Paperback, 136 pages
Published July 10th 2018 by Marvel
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Ben Brown
Doctor Aphra is a series that I dug a lot when it first started; unfortunately, the longer it’s gone on, the more I’ve found its shine to be steadily wearing off, to the point that I now find myself myself continuing to read it more out of habit than any real interest or excitement in seeing where it’s going. I think part of my problem with the series is with Aphra herself: I’ve never really found her to be a particularly enjoyable or interesting character, and her quirky cynicism, while amusing ...more
Neil R. Coulter
Oct 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
Doctor Aphra was an interesting idea for a character, and for a few issues of the Vader graphic novel series, she was a lot of fun. But she's now become one of the worst Star Wars characters. The concept of an archaeologist in Star Wars has fantastic potential, but Aphra is not an archaeologist; she's just a juvenile, snide, bland character, and in her own series she is surrounded by other juvenile, snide, bland characters.
Jerry
Oct 29, 2018 rated it liked it
The artwork here was great!

The story? Not so much!
Jordan Anderson
What in the ever living hell has happened to Star Wars?

Remastered is a total travesty. A complete failure, and puts a black mark on Star Wars from which it will never recover.

In all seriousness though, Remastered is flat out bad. I’m not talking like “so bad it’s good” bad or, “well, it’s definitely not the best” kind of bad. No, I’m talking bad as in awful. Bad as in bottom of the garbage can. Bad as in easily one the worst comics I have ever read and hands down the absolute worst of any Star
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Katie
Jul 30, 2018 rated it liked it
"MEH"
Roy
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
This was weird. It just didnt hit any of the same fun highs as Vol 1 and 2. Yes the writer was a duo for some of the issues and the final issue it was taken over but I felt the actual story was just really quite dull and convoluted. However the art was probably the best I've seen so far.
Scott Foley
Jul 31, 2018 rated it liked it
I still maintain that Doctor Aphra is one of the greatest additions to the Star Wars mythology in recent years, but this volume confirms my fear about the character--she cannot solely carry her own title.  

This installment tries to spice things up a bit by making Doctor Aphra beholden to Triple-Zero, the murderous entity in the guise of a protocol droid.  Triple-Zero sends Aphra on a series of missions in which she must lead a group of mercenaries.  There are some interesting asides as Aphra dev
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Josiah
Aug 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
Every Aphra comic has gotten steadily worse to the point she’s firmly the Deadpool of Star Wars.
I now wish she’d died in that Vader comic.
Geoffrey Payne
Sep 02, 2018 rated it liked it
I’ve loved Doctor Aphra every step of the way and I’m so glad that they’ve given us this series. It does a lot of great things, especially in terms of adding diversity to the Star Wars canon. Unfortunately this volume wasn’t as raving of a success as the previous two. The concept was kind of standard (form a crew and steal something from the Empire) which is fine but it wasn’t well executed. I think the main problem was that there were too many new characters introduced at one time and that made ...more
Stephen Richter
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you have not reading this series I feel bad for you. Doctor Aphra is trying to survive in a universe that has it out for her. From her former partners, love interests and Rebel General Hera !!!!
Dan
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
Not a fan of this "remastered" Dr. Aphra.....this was terrible compared to previous volumes. Weak story with stupid characters.
Liz (Quirky Cat)
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Doctor Aphra is back for yet another round of mischief. I know I keep saying this, but I really do love her character. I hope she manages to continue popping up for a while yet, her stories have been some of the most fun ones yet.

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Daniel King
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Adam Fisher
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars.
Aphra continues her drifting through the galaxy, now as a servant of Triple-Zero, the sadistic Threepio-esque protocol droid of Vader's. She continues to cross paths, with Magna Tolvan (who is actually a much more interesting character to me) who she also begins a relationship of sorts with. Add in the ability to use a certain small creature as a bomb, activated with the code words "Snugglebum Oogiewoogie", an adventure helping Hera Syndulla, and creating all her usual double-crossing
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Lance Shadow
Mar 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Dr. Aphra is at it again! A new adventure, some new faces, some old faces, some ancient history, and.... Exploding kittens? Cool!

THE STORY: Dr. Aphra is back with Triple Zero, forced to serve him. He sends her and a group of other miscreants to recover a hidden memory core that contains memories of his past life. She crosses paths with both the galactic empire and the rebel Alliance, and encounters familiar faces in both factions- one that she personally has encountered before, and one that us t
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James
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Aphra has plans within plans and always a way out of any situation. Plundering a data core so dense that it has its own gravity was quite an accomplishment. Nice twist at the end.
Jenna
Hm, potentially thinking about a Doctor Aphra cosplay...
Dennis
Feb 16, 2019 rated it liked it
This volume was a bit more challenging than the prior few. Here, Aphra's shenanigans fall further outside the realm of "morally grey" and are just straight-up evil. She has no compunction about getting close to people only to use them for her own ends and throw them away. In most scenarios, these victims end up incarcerated or dying. And the "regret" she expresses after perpetrating such acts is eye-rolling. If she truly felt bad about her behavior, she'd change her ways, but that never happens. ...more
Jacob
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Public library copy.

I don't think the writer's have anything new or interesting to add to this character. Perhaps the reason this volume was less enjoyable and each panel crammed with text resides with a new writer.
Chris Lemmerman
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh, how the tables have turned. As Doctor Aphra finds herself under the thumb of her previous lackeys, homocidal robots Triple Zero and Bee-Tee, Magna Tolvan draws ever closer to tracking down the troublemaking archaelogist who has ruined her career. But when Aphra’s latest scheme brings her into conflict with both the Empire and the Rebel Alliance, the stage is set for an explosive confrontation…and maybe some romance along the way?

You would think that since Kieron Gillen created Doctor Aphra h
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Dakota Morgan
Nov 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Doctor Aphra goes from a slick, smart archeologist with ambitious plans and cunning wiles to, in Remastered, a YA romantic lead in a buddy heist comedy. Huh.

The heist part I get, and Gillen/Spurrier do a nice job of pulling off the twisty final issue that shows just how clever Aphra can be. But the preceding issues introduce a different side of Aphra that doesn't really match up with what's come before. She's deeply attracted to Imperial inspector Magna now, for instance. Instead of providing a
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Cale
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kieron Gillen nails it here, taking the best of Gail Simone's Secret Six vibe and throwing it into Star Wars. Aphra is forced to lead a team of disposable ne'er-do-wells on a mission of the 'utmost importance' for her new boss (0-0-0, in a good role but one that leaves him and BeeTee out of the action for the most part). Aphra's luck and pluck lead her through several absurd scenarios involving a decommissioned droid ship, a museum of failed Imperial concepts, and an appearance by a fan favorite ...more
C
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this volume. While I have always liked Aphra, I have not always been as fond of the supporting cast (I may be the only reader who can't stand the murder-droid duo). With a new (for the most part) group of supporters this time around, Aphra is given the chance (and the time) to really shine.

Sure, her good/bad girl schtick is starting to get old a bit but it still works for the time-being and is played well by Gillen/Spurrier. Her relationship with Tolvan is well-done if a bit odd
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Craig
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really don't understand all the negative reviews here. This was the best Aphra story yet and could easily be made into a blockbuster movie. I love the character--bad, but not evil (at least trying not to be), out for herself (often at the expense of those around her), but with just enough good touches to fully humanize her. I like the ongoing flirtation with the Imperial captain Tolvan, which leads to something more this time around. And the primary heist of Imperial information is handled jus ...more
Rocky Sunico
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I'm surprised at how the Doctor Aphra series has really grown on me, but it makes sense that Kieron Gillen would find a way to create such a fascinating character for the Star Wars Universe. This volume starts out making it appear that Aphra is at a very low point in her career as a rogue archeologist smuggler given how the tables have turned with the droids, but in the long run we see that her creative thinking continues to help her find a space of her own despite her masters. Then again, if sh ...more
Liv
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Is it just me, or did Tolvan get WAY, WAY hotter after she became a love interest? Her first appearance, she looked older, more grizzled, definitely less conventionally attractive. Here, she's a stone cold babe. I'm not complaining, but I noticed it and it's interesting to me.

Anyway, this story arc gave me some serious Suicide Squad vibes - which, yes please - and I was more interested in the action than I was when I read volumes 1 and 2. It felt like a step up both in writing and in art quality
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Paul Decker
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lesbians in space! Or at least, same-sex attraction. I am so excited to see queer characters in Star Wars. I can only hope representation makes its way into the films.

Doctor Aphra is an antihero. I love how her ongoing series brings something new and different to the Star Wars comics. I especially like her dynamic with Imperial officer Magna Tolvan. Tolvan's Lawful Evil and Aphra's Chaotic Neutral(or maybe Evil?) pairs well together.

There's a great Rebels cameo in this volume. There's also hi
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Timothy
Jul 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love this series so much. I'm a little nervous that Kieron Gillen is handing over the reins to a new writer, and I did feel like there were some stylistic hiccups in the writing of this arc. But it's just so damn fun and action-packed that I'm not interested in being overly critical. I will say that the way the story is shaping up, I'm actually starting to hope that the series ends before too long. It feels like it has nearly run its course and still has the opportunity for an impactful, satis ...more
Seth
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I think things really come together in this volume. Aphra, motivated not just by her own faults, but also the prospect of being turned in by the homicidal droid duo of 000 and BT. Aphra bounces back and forth between Imperial forces, the growing strength of the Rebel Alliance and the ever-present criminal underworld.

The biggest disappointment is that she confesses at the end that she doesn't feel great about being bad which makes her seem much more like an idiot than she really is. New author Si
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Ahdom
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really like Aphra as a character, but feel like the writing waxes and wanes. I especially enjoyed the archeology parts of her adventures, but I was getting worn on the droids in previous entries. This one scaled back the roles a bit and the more I read in the canon about droids and their capabilities and their complexity, the more I am able accept Beetee and Triple Zero. I still feel like Aphra's flirting and some of her other dialogue is a bit cheezy, but with a bit of a change in writing and ...more
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