Doctor Aphra 008 Cover

Doctor Aphra #8

Published June 28th, 2017


The Screaming Citadel #5 is the eighth issue of the canon comic book series Doctor Aphra (2016), The Screaming Citadel, Star Wars (2015), set in the classic era. It was published on June 28, 2017 by Marvel Comics.



Publisher's Summary

Jedi! Symbiotes! Rebels! Murderbots! Smugglers! Archaeologists! This one has it all!
But can any survive the horrors of the Screaming Citadel?

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Opening Crawl

Book I, Part V

It is a period of opportunity. In a galaxy oppressed by Imperial forces, there is little hope for the future. But for those operating on the fringes, there is potential for profit.

Rogue archaeologist Chelli Aphra is accompanied by young Rebel pilot, Luke Skywalker, to the Citadel of Ktath’atn – the Screaming Citadel – as they attempt to reactivate the Rur Crystal, an artifact with the consciousness of ancient Jedi inside.

However, the Queen intends to capture them when she infects Han Solo with a symbiote, bringing him under the control of her hive mind. Princess Leia and Sana Starros attempt to launch a rescue mission, while Aphra decides to launch her own attack, beginning with infecting Luke with a symbiote as well….