Doctor Aphra 2020 001 Cover

Doctor Aphra (2020) #1

Published May 27th, 2020


Fortune and Fate: Part #1 – The Rings of Vaale is the first issue of the canon comic book series Doctor Aphra (2020), set in the classic era. It was published on May 27, 2020 by Marvel Comics.



Publisher's Summary

NEW CREW, NEW MISSION! 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 is back on the job! She’s been keeping a low profile – jobs are scarce and credits scarcer. But the promise of the score of a lifetime is a chance too good for her to pass up. And to find the cursed RINGS OF VAALE, Aphra will need a crew of treasure hunters the likes of which the galaxy has never seen before! But RONEN TAGGE, heir to the powerful Tagge family, also has his eyes on the prize. Do Aphra and her team stand a chance at fortune and glory?

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Opening Crawl


The heroic Rebel Alliance is scattered and on the run after their defeat by the Empire at the Battle of Hoth.

After narrowly escaping the vengeful Darth Vader and cutting all ties to her past, rogue archaeologist Doctor Chelli Aphra is back on the hunt for the rarest, most valuable treasures in the galaxy.

With Aphra’s cunning intellect and flexible moral compass (plus a new, highly skilled team), the next huge payday is just around the corner. But there are some secrets in the dark corners of the galaxy that not even Doctor Aphra is prepared to uncover…