Star Wars Screaming Citadel 001 Cover

The Screaming Citadel #1

Published May 10th, 2017


The Screaming Citadel #1 is the first issue of the canon comic book series The Screaming Citadel, Star Wars (2015), Doctor Aphra (2016), set in the classic era. It was published on May 10, 2017 by Marvel Comics.



Publisher's Summary

Rebel pilot and rogue archaeologist wander side by side into the darkest shadows of the galaxy as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The Doctor makes Luke an offer he can’t afford to pass up…one that leads him to a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel. Will Luke find what he’s looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will they both wind up victims of the Citadel’s Queen?

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Opening Crawl

Book I, Part I

It is a time of turmoil for the galaxy. While the evil Galactic Empire remains strong, the forces of the Rebel Alliance continue to struggle for freedom from their oppressive grasp, establishing a secret outpost on Horox III, deep in the Outer Rim.

Young rebel pilot Luke Skywalker, struggling to forge his destiny, is at a loss. He can feel the Force, but without the proper training, he cannot become the Jedi Knight he is certain he must become.

Meanwhile, the rogue archaeologist and sometime scoundrel Doctor Aphra has come into possession of a very valuable — and very dangerous — artifact… one containing the recorded consciousness of an ancient Force user. If only she could reactivate it….