Star Wars Screaming Citadel #1,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by Kevin Healy
(W) Kieron Gillen
(A/CA) Marco Checchetto
'THE SCREAMING CITADEL' - PART 1 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? ONE-SHOT/Rated T
Date Available: 05/10/2017
Kieron Gillen: Remember how much fun it was watching Luke be all yokelly in Vader Down?
Marvel: Oh, yeah...that stuff was great. Didn't we finish your Vader series? How did you get in here?
Gillen: I killed your guards. Why do you even have guards? This is New York. Anyway, ignore me at your peril. What if we had Luke in ANOTHER situation where he's a fish out of water, except there's a machine that dehydrates all the fish regardless?
Marvel: So, a Star Wars horror story...with someone who looks like Deadman as a minion? (Is Jerry really dead...that's so not cool.)
Gillen- Oh yeah, he's totally dead. I'm in a hugely horror mood and wish to take you skin wraps on a journey into mistery...the mists of red corpuscles as they rain from the ceiling.
Marvel- TRIPLE ZERO?!?! Wearing a Kieron Gillen costume? (Is that his skin?) Pitching a full on Star Wars gothic terror with great art by Marco Checchetto?? And choosing to let us live after we say 'yes'?...Please?
Triple Zero (Gillen Skin Suit Variant)- Yes, future skeletal remains, you fleshy muscle hangers, you upright waste monkeys. I believe this is the start of a beautiful relationship. Now that the contracts are signed, shall we discuss the beauty of peeling you like an onion?
THIS ALL HAPPENED! If it didn't, why is the book so good? Think about it, people.
I give it 8 out of 10 Grahams