So whose your favorite Star Wars droid? I don't mean C-3PO or R2-D2, or BB-8 or K-2SO. I'd even be a little disappointed if you said Chopper. Those are all fine droids, but there are so many interesting robots lurking around the edges of the Star Wars Galaxy, just waiting to be discovered and appreciated. Two of the very best are BT-1 and Triple Zero, who first appeared in Marvel's Darth Vader comic, by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca.
Marvel's Star Wars titles have provided a lot of hits for the publisher, and later this year Kieron Gillen and Jason Aaron will team up for their second Star Wars crossover in a five-part story that plunges the casts of Star Wars and Doctor Aphra into a Gothic horror adventure appropriately titled Screaming Citadel.
Rogue One has proven the viability of Star Wars spin-off movies outside the main Skywalker saga, and meanwhile the Star Wars comics are going gangbusters at Marvel, so it seems like only a matter of time until there's a Star Wars movie based on a comic.
So far, the most popular character created for the current Star Wars comics is Doctor Aphra, who was introduced in Darth Vader and currently stars in her own series written by Kieron Gillen, with art by Salvador Larroca and Kev Walker.
Yesterday evening Marvel Comics announced that popular Star Wars character Doctor Aphra will be getting her own ongoing series in December by Kieron Gillen and Kev Walker. Aphra is one of the most popular new characters to come from Marvel's recent line of Star Wars titles, but if you don't know who she is, we've assembled a Crash Course to get you up to speed.
When Marvel Comics released its December solicitations, one of the biggest mysteries was the existence of something dubbed Star Wars: Classified #1 by Kieron Gillen and Kev Walker. There was much speculation about what the new ongoing would be, but with the release of Gillen and Salvador Larroca's final issue of Darth Vader today, Marvel has confirmed that Darth Vader will be followed up by an ongoing series starring the book's breakout original character, Doctor Aphra.