• Marie E. Wilson

SPOILER REVIEW: "Doctor Aphra #9: The Engine Job, Part IV: Impossibilities" by Alyssa Wong


"The Engine Job, Part IV: Impossibilities" is the 9th issue of the 2020- "Doctor Aphra" long-run comic series. It was written by Alyssa Wong, illustrated by Minkyu Jung, Victor Olazaba, and Rachelle Rosenberg, and published by Marvel Comics on April 21, 2021.

This was a fun issue albeit I'm still not 100% on all the different people involved in this whole path engine fiasco. Luckily, the plot was streamlined a bit in this issue so that it was easier to follow along. There was plenty of action, both big and bold as well as hand to hand, and the artwork displayed all this with aplomb. Sana and Aphra continue to have a wonderful chemistry with banter, a little flirting, and really playing off each other's personalities. Alyssa Wong is doing such a fantastic job with carrying that relationship forward in the timeline--it's almost as if they were her creation! Super impressive! My only gripe is that I'm not sure I understand the title...I don't know what it could be referring to that could be impossible?? Perhaps the engine's existence?


We left off last issue with General Vukorah of the Unbroken Clan shooting down the ship Sana and Aphra were inside of in the starship graveyard of Dol'har Hyde. Everyone's after an old Nihil path engine that's been discovered with Aphra having been hired by Lady Domina Tagge. And Aphra's just found out that B