1st Look at ‘Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel No. 1’

Rogue archaeologist Doctor Aphra leads Luke Skywalker into the Screaming Citadel, as he helps her on a mission in exchange for information about becoming a Jedi.


Becoming a Jedi is all that Luke Skywalker is concerned about, at this point in his life. So, nothing is off the table for the soon-to-be Jedi in the newest five-part Star Wars series.

Doctor Aphra, a rogue archaeologist, will provide Skywalker with vital information to becoming a Jedi if he first helps her. That leads the two into the Screaming Citadel. Inside, Skywalker will have to trust an untrustworthy Doctor Aphra while combating the Screaming Citadel’s queen and her dark forces.

“We’re so excited for The Screaming Citadel because it brings a whole new tone and feel to the Star Wars characters we know and love,” series editor Jordan D. White said, per Marvel’s press release. “The titular citadel is our version of the dark and mysterious castle on the hill, and our cast of rebels and rogues are the adventurers who face a stormy night exploring the darkness.”

Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel is led by writers Kieron Gillen and Jason Aaron. The art is provided by Marco Checchetto.

“Kieron and Jason write these characters so vibrantly, it’s awesome to see them thrown into a new situation like this.

“Get ready for a good one.”

The Screaming Citadel hits stores on May 10.