Reading Dr Aphra In The Light Of Rogue One's Jyn Erso

Star Wars: Dr Aphra #2 came out this week. Thing is, it's probably very unlikely that writer Kieron Gillen would have or could have seen those early scenes of Star Wars: Rogue One ahead of writing this, But it will have gone through Lucasfilm , so who knows what, if any, influence that may have born.

But those beginning scenes of the young Jyn Erso and her father and mother, did seem to resonate in comparison to those of Aphra's childhood.


It does feel very much like a Jyn that could have been, if she had been taken by the Imperials instead of Galen… although her later reaction to the actions of her father seems a lot more honest and, frankly, more cathartic than Rogue One gave us.

doctor-aphra-002-003And more importantly giving us a glimpse of O-O-O, the protocol droid deigned for torturing a thousand species to demonstrate his similarity to a Swiss Army

There must be a Christmas present in that, for the toyline to merchandise, right?

Doctor Aphra #2 by Kieron Gillen and Kev Walker was published last week.

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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