Marvel a dévoilé le prochain crossover Star Wars. Après Vador abattu, Screaming Citadel (Citadelle Hurlante) alliera space-opera et horreur gothique et plongera un duo inédit, Luke Skywalker et le docteur Aphra, dans "une situation sombre et effrayante sur une lointaine planète où ils tomberont dans les griffes d'une sinistre reine extra-terrestre" (dixit Jason Aaron).
Jason Aaron a écrit:"It starts with Aphra and Luke together, which is a pairing we didn’t really see at all in 'Vader Down,' and that really drives this story. That’s probably been the most fun part for me, so far - reading what Kieron did with those two characters together and then carrying on from that. It starts with them venturing into a very dark and scary situation on a faraway alien planet and winding up in the clutches of a sinister alien queen. There’s symbiotes involved. There are Aphra’s two murderous droids and best-friend Wookiee, and then, of course, the cast of my book. Han and Leia and Sana Starros come running into the fray, as well, and there are several new villains who are at play."
Kieron Gillen a écrit:"It’s like, writing the entirety of the first issue is hilarious. They have such different life experiences. You know, she’s a little older than he is, he’s still naive and she’s a cynical monster. And they go back and forth and they tease each other and, occasionally, they push each other’s buttons. But there’s an underlying similarity. They’ve both lost their families. They’ve both had completely different responses to the horror of the Star Wars universe, the big tragedy, and the push and pull of that is very much the heart of the book. But really, it’s just funny. It’s just fundamentally funny to see them go at each other. Writing that entire issue was a joy, in terms of how they interacted and went back and forth and how they generally got on each other’s nerves. Aphra, to begin with, gets the best of Luke, and it kind of switches up as you go further into it.
Ci-dessous, les couvertures de Star Wars #31 et Doctor Aphra #7 et un dessin préparatoire de Marco Checchetto :
par Le Doc