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Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 7: A Rogue's End (Star Wars: Doctor Aphra

(Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2016) #7)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  712 ratings  ·  85 reviews
Collects Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2016) #37-40, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Annual (2016) #3 and material from Star Wars: Empire Ascendant (2019) #1.

Right back where she started! After all she’s been through, professional disaster zone Doctor Aphra has found herself once again working for Darth Vader. What insidious use has the dark lord found for Aphra to make him spare the
Kindle Edition, 138 pages
Published February 12th 2020 by Marvel (first published February 11th 2020)
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Sep 04, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
Dr. Aphra comes full circle as she's back working for Vader. Spurrier does a nice job of bringing back a lot of the reoccurring characters. I for one am glad this current series is ending though. Spurrier has been spinning his wheels for awhile on this title telling the same story over and over. Casper Wjingaard's art is OK. Elsa Charretier's art from the annual is just plain awful. It's cartoonish and unfinished looking. Frankly it looks like she drew thumbnails on a cocktail napkin and then th ...more
Neil R. Coulter
For me, Doctor Aphra has been a lousy story ever since she got her own series. This volume is no exception, but it's even a bit more annoying than usual because Aphra is allowed to influence real Star Wars characters and events. There is no way that she and the two droids would be able to defeat Darth Vader. And setting up the Rebel base on Hoth shouldn't have anything to do with Aphra. In the end, rather than allow Aphra to sacrifice herself for some noble cause, the writers only have her helpi ...more
Alexander Peterhans
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: bought-digital
So that's that. A series that started very strong under Gillen, and then got more and more watered down the further it got. I don't feel Spurrier ever really understood the character of Aphra, his writing for her has always felt off, writing her with a dumb, obvious 'wit'. ...more
Ben Brown
And with that, "Doctor Aphra" is a wrap.

It’s interesting – I kind of went on a weird journey with this series. I LOVED the first volume, enjoyed the second one, kinda-sorta tolerated the third, was iffy on volumes five and six, but then really came back around on volume six. Volume 7, which is the last of this current series (a new series, written by Alyssa Wong, is set to debut later this year) doesn’t quite have the emotional heft of the first volume or the satisfyingly twisty narrative of th
Unseen Library
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I just got through with watching the latest episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and it’s put me in a Star Wars mood (well, more of a Star Wars mood than usual), so I thought I would get a review together for the seventh and final volume of the excellent 2016 Doctor Aphra series, A Rogue’s End.

After saving the Emperor’s life from an assassination plot, archaeologist, scam artist and all-around disaster zone Doctor Chelli Aphra thought that she would finally be safe. Instead she finds herself

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Scott Rhee
The adorable, acerbic, annoying, anti-heroine archaeologist (and those are just the “a”s) Doctor Cheli Aphra has been a fun and enjoyable series within the Star Wars universe, but, as they say, all good things must come to an end.

So, with Volume 7, “A Rogue’s End” (kinda gives it away in the title, huh?) the Doctor Aphra series comes to its satisfying conclusion.

Has she met some friends along the way? Yes. Do most of them end up hating her guts? Probably. Has she done more harm than good? Debata
Chris Lemmerman
Doctor Aphra's adventures come to an end in this final volume (at least for now), as she finds herself under Darth Vader's boot once more. But with the consequences of her actions finally catching up to her, it's time to revisit all her supporting characters as Aphra stitches together one final plot to save herself and, more importantly, the people she cares about.

Aphra backed into a corner is often one of two things - painful, because she breaks down, and painful, because it makes her betray he
Eva B.
A satisfying and fitting end (for now) for the not-so-good doctor. Loved seeing more of (view spoiler) and Aphra's monologue made me tear up. ...more
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Here it is, the last chapter in Simon Spurrier’s Doctor Aphra run. It’s a love letter to the character he spent three years writing, through some excellent ups and a few mediocre downs. A Rogue’s End concludes on a high note, however, and one that convinces me that following this character has been worthwhile.


It ends where it began, but much worse.

Doctor Aphra is once more working under the D
Stephen Richter
Dr Alpra is my favorite new Star Wars Character as she has Vader, the Resistance and her exes all gunning for her. In this one, Dr. Alpra has to trick everyone, while at the same time getting everyone to some sort of safety .
An overly emotional and sentimental end to a run that up till now had been marked by a refreshing selfishness and amorality.
Dec 30, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ugh. There's always hints of greatness in the Aphra series but author Spurrier can't help but make a parody of Star Wars.

That's fine when it's self contained - involving the stale cast of characters (murder droids, aphra dad, Tolvan), but when the silliness comes at the cost of Vader's character it's just eye rolling.

Can only hope for Gillen's return to salvage anything from Aphra's character.
And that wraps up this story-line and this series run. It was a good one! I enjoyed the books each month. It did a good job of getting her into unsolvable problems and having Aphra figure a way out. The supporting characters really fleshed out Aphra and added nice dramatic tension. And they managed to show character development while still keeping her shady. Looking forward to what's next for her as we head into Empire Strikes Back era. ...more
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Sep 03, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the final volume of Doctor Aphra's first series, and the last arc by writer Simon Spurrier. I wish I could say that Doctor Aphra's first series went out with a bang, but it was largely disappointing, and perhaps the unnecessary reboot is just what the book could use to inject some new life into it with a new creative team.

In this volume, Aprha is ostensibly back in the good graces of the Empire after very publicly thwarting a plot to assassinate Palpatine. So the Empire "rewards" her by
Paul Decker
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After 40 issues, this story has come to an end. BUT, Doctor Aphra's story will continue starting with a new issue #1 set after The Empire Strikes Back just like the other ongoing series. I am so glad this comic is one of the continuing ongoing series at Marvel. An original character for the comics that is also queer and Asian! On the first page of this volume, right across from the writing credits, there's two women kissing. There's a lot more Star Wars (and Disney too) could do for the LGBTQ+ c ...more
Mar 01, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics-and-manga
Doctor Aphra has been a breath of fresh air for me Star Wars comics-wise. Although her character does remind me of an eviler version of Han Solo and Indiana Jones, the fact that keeps me want to read more are all the bad choices you see her making, often resulting in hilarious situations.

She's consistent throughout the volumes, so it's not a 'lets do this for fun/shock value' kind of mindless writing. I makes sense for the character and the story.

I'm yet to read her part in 'Darth Vader', which
3.5 stars
Not quite as good as the apex of vol 4-5, but still a satisfying, mostly feel-good wrap-up of the series’s threads that leaves Aphra in an open-ended spot for the future. Her reacquaintance with Vader is memorable, and Tolvan/BT/000 all get some nice moments too. I’m sad to see Spurrier finished with Aphra, but I’m not sure he really had more stories to tell with her and this feels like a natural end for the series overall.
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great series with a classic open-ended conclusion. She did some good and some evil. I did enjoy the solutions that she always came up with.
Lance Shadow
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hello there! I hope you all are staying safe and healthy in these dire times. Like so many of you, I am stuck in my house with almost nothing to do, all for the sake of quarantine. I may have lost track of the days long ago, but I still have all these unread Star Wars books and comics that I all of a sudden have an endless amount of time to check out. The Dr. Aphra comics seem to be a good place to start due to the fact that it recently concluded and the planned reboot by Alyssa Wong has had its ...more
Wheeeeeeee. Love Aphra's dad.. and this storyline wrapped up in a cool way. Interesting to see Tython brought into the mix. ...more
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love Aphra.
Alex Sarll
Wherein we wrap up, for now, the story of "a treacherous space lesbian who can’t decide whether she’s amoral or immoral" (to quote the writer's own farewell). It was always a blackly comic series at best, but this last arc ran darker and less funny, with Aphra back under the Empire's thumb, unwillingly reunited with her dad yet still not wanting to see him casually executed. The end maybe runs a little straightforwardly heroic, but it's not like it wasn't set up, and hopefully the new creative t ...more
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I still love the character even though she was starting to verge on the irredeemable. But here, she goes out on top, even managing to get one over on Darth Vader himself. Plus the door is left open for further adventures, which is great. The companion books don't really offer a whole lot, other than some wrap-up for the other characters in Aphra's orbit. Hopefully, this won't be the last we see of her. ...more
Shaun Stanley
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
That wraps up the first volume of Doctor Aphra. This was such a great series. I especially loved the earlier volumes when Aphra was working alongside Triple Zero and BT-1, but every volume has its moments.
J.M. Giovine
Being honest, I didn't expect that much of the Aphra's regular series ending, at least, based on the stuff I truly didn't like about them, so it really comes to my attention how this final book wasn't that bad. I can say it wasn't disappointing because, again, there wasn't any expectations to begin with, so realizing this wasn't as bad or uninteresting as the later books was a "relief", to say the least. For previously presented circumstances, Aphra and her partner Vulaada are, once again, under ...more
Jeremy Bautista
At the end of Volume 5, I was about to give up reading Doctor Aphra. Volume 6 proved to me that there was still some magic to be told about her, and with the return of Darth Vader coming into this volume, I decided to stay up late and crush this final book about Doctor Aphra... This book could have waited until tomorrow. Next week even. This story arc reminded me that it was time to send Doctor Aphra away for good.

So two main things happened in this book besides closing out the series. First, it
Liz (Quirky Cat)
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 6: Unspeakable Rebel Superweapon may be a bit of a mouthful, but it is still a worthwhile read! Though I might be just a touch biased there, since Doctor Aphra is one of my favorite Star Wars characters to date (well, one of five, at least).

She was supposed to lie low. But then again, when has Doctor Chelli Aphra ever done what she was supposed to? Go ahead, name a time. I'll wait. Anyway, Aphra has a new plan in mind, one that should bring in a huge profit for her
Saimi Korhonen
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
”I guess maybe that’s the true measure of a life, isn’t it? It’s not how folks judge you… not how the galaxy weighs you on some dumb binary scale… it’s whether you can live with yourself. When you’re all alone. With your choices.”

I loved this final arc and I'm so sad this series is over. It's been a wild, strange ride and though not everything has been perfect, I've enjoyed reading these stories immensely and would highly recommend the whole series!

In this arc Aphra is being forced to work for
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