Marvel’s Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Wins GLAAD Award
To summarize: Today, at the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards, Marvel’s Star Wars: Doctor Aphra took home the award for “Outstanding Comic Book.”
Congrats Doctor Aphra
Of course, Marvel.com posted:
— GLAAD (@glaad) July 30, 2020
After Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra made her debut in STAR WARS: DARTH VADER (2015) #3, her seminal solo series began in 2016 with STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 by Kieron Gillen, Kev Walker, Antonio Fabela, VC’s Joe Caramagna, Kamome Shirahama, Salvador Larroca, and Edgar Delgado. Simon Spurrier then joined the writing team with issue #14 before taking over scripting duties full-time, leading a team of cultured creators to craft some of the greatest characters, most captivating storylines, and most moving moments in recent history…
— Star Wars (@starwars) July 30, 2020
An Amazing Group Of Creators
Meanwhile, Marvel.com added:
Congratulations to Simon Spurrier, Emilio Laiso, Andrea Broccardo, Wilton Santos, Caspar Wijngaard, Marc Deering, Don Ho, Walden Wong, Chris Bolson, Scott Hanna, Elsa Charretier, Rachelle Rosenberg, Chris O’Halloran, Stephane Paitreau, Lee Loughridge, Edgar Delgado, Jim Campbell, and Joe Caramagna for their incredible work—and for winning Outstanding Comic Book at the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards!
Also, Marvel included the following cover; a cover — BTW — that tells you exactly why you should be reading Aphra:
Without reservation I say: Just the coolest cover ever, IMHO.
Plenty of Aphra
And, just in case you’ve missed some of Mickey Blog’s coverage of the “good” doctor, please peruse:
Finally, of Doctor Aphra’s win, SyFy.com added:
“It’s a privilege to accept this award on behalf of all the artists and writers, who have made this character live and breathe, starting with Kieron Gillen and artist Salvador Larroca,” current Aphra writer Simon Spurrier in a digital message. “Love is love, irrespective of the who and the how; so it’s been a great joy to have unfurled a little rainbow flag in everyone’s favorite galaxy far, far away. Cheers!”