“Did you ever care about someone so much it scared ya, just to think about them?”
coundrel, smuggler, bounty hunter, pilot, morally ambiguous: all of these words can be used to describe the infamous Sana Starros. In an ill-fated scheme, she was married to Han Solo. Solo drew her ire when he took her money from the crime and left her. Sana’s desire to get revenge on him led her to join our main trio and friends on several adventures, even her brief employment with the Rebel Alliance.
Starros has had a long and complex history with many of our favorite characters. Most notably, Starros dated Doctor Chelli Aphra when they were students at the University of Bar’leth. She took an archeology class there, but her life took a different path compared to Aphra’s.
Sana is a fancy flier in her own right. She pilots the Volt Cobra, which, according to her, is “the ship Han wishes he had.” The Cobra has been involved in almost as many adventures as Sana herself, and has taken on almost as much damage as the Millennium Falcon itself.
Born and raised on Nar Shaddaa, AKA the “Smuggler’s Moon”, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Starros entered a life of crime. The moon is one of the most prolific sources of bounty hunters, smugglers, and crime lords in the galaxy. But, Sana doesn’t always live up to the reputation of Nar Shaddaa: she has done a fair amount of work for the Rebel Alliance, even if that work was emotionally complex.
Sana was hired to escort Doctor Aphra to Sunspot Prison along with Princess Leia Organa. She fulfilled her responsibilities; but, due to outside hijinx, Aphra escaped. Later, General Hera Syndulla hired Starros on behalf of the Rebellion once again - but this time to break her out of Imperial prison. Once again, Sana kept her word, but the slippery Doctor Aphra escaped her grasp. Despite these objective failures, Starros maintained a working relationship with the Rebellion.
Besides her work with the Rebellion, Starros is best known for working for herself or gathering a crew to do a job. Later she and her crew got tangled up in the web of Crimson Dawn deceit, involving themselves with the Tagge Corporation. Sana proved her ability to deceive and double-cross during this period of time, always remaining loyal to who she believed was doing the right thing whilst looking out for her best interest.
Of note, Sana Starros plays a large role in both Doctor Aphra comic book series. The 2016 run won Outstanding Comic Book in the 31st Annual GLAAD Awards, and the 2020 run was nominated for the same category in the 34th Annual GLAAD Awards. The purpose of the GLAAD Awards is to “...recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community and the issues that affect their lives.”
Starros is undoubtedly an important and influential character, not only in the galaxy far, far away, but also for representation here in real life. She’s finally getting her own comic miniseries: Sana Starros written by Justina Ireland, and illustrated by Pere Pérez and Jay David Ramos. The five-issue miniseries will explore her life prior to when we first meet her in the Star Wars (2015) series.
Our team is hard at work building out this collection. Stay tuned!
Books in this Collection
Sana Starros #01
Sana Starros #01
STARRING IN HER FIRST EVER SOLO SERIES!
Fresh off of a string of disappointments, Sana Starros returns to her family's ancestral home for some downtime. But family time is far from relaxing for a scoundrel and her family of ne'er do wells, especially when Stormtroopers crash dinner…
Doctor Aphra: An Audiobook Original
Star Wars (2015) Vol. 2: Showdown On The Smuggler's Moon (Trade Paperback)
Star Wars (2015) Vol. 3: Rebel Jail (Trade Paperback)
Star Wars (2015) Vol. 4: The Last Flight Of The Harbinger (Trade Paperback)
Marvel's epic exploration of the Star Wars galaxy continues! Take a walk on the dark side with Sgt. Kreel and an elite group of Imperial soldiers aboard the Star Destroyer Harbinger! It's a nigh-indestructible weapon of war. It's also the target of the Rebels' new top-secret plan. Never afraid of defying the odds, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa are determined to make this the Harbinger's last flight! But Kreel and his SCAR Squad specialize in taking down rebels — hard! Let battle commence! Plus: Jabba the Hutt has a problem, and he's hired the Wookiee bounty hunter Black Krrsantan to solve it. But a certain old hermit of the dune wastes might have a little something to say about it. Then, R2-D2 goes solo! Collecting STAR WARS (2015) #20–25.
The Screaming Citadel
In this crossover event between the Star Wars mainline comic and the Doctor Aphra series, Luke Skywalker teams up with Doctor Aphra on a mission to the Citadel of Ktath'atn (also known as the Screaming Citadel) to visit the Queen and unlock the secrets of the Eternal Rur, an ancient Force user trapped in a strange green crystal. However, they are met with more questions than answers when the Queen launches a plan to control Luke and his comrades with a horde of Abersyn symbiotes—a larva-type species with the ability to control the mind of its prey with a single bite. Luke, Doctor Aphra, and the rest of the Rebels who mount a rescue mission must all work together to defeat the Queen and her minions if they are going to survive...
A rebel pilot and a rogue archaeologist delve into the darkest shadows of the galaxy side by side, as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The not-so-good Doctor will make 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? And as this unlikely duo steps right into the lair of one of the most powerful, reclusive and dangerous women in the galaxy, can Han and Leia be far behind them?
Star Wars (2015) Vol. 6: Out Among The Stars (Trade Paperback)
Your favorite rebel rabble-rousers run riot across the galaxy! Luke Skywalker finally gets the alone time he's been after with Princess Leia — unfortunately, it comes while they're stranded on a desert island! In tales of the Star Wars underworld, Sana and Lando join forces on Coruscant to swindle some credits, and Han and Chewie go back to smuggling…for a Hutt?! Then, when the Alliance starts the search for a new secret base, Han leads Leia to scope out a hideout only he knows… only to find a group of killers who want him dead! But what about the droids? The Empire has held Threepio captive for far too long — and now his faithful friend is taking action. That's right — it's Artoo to the rescue! Collecting STAR WARS (2015) #33-37 and ANNUAL #3.
Doctor Aphra (2016) Vol. 4: The Catastraphe Con (Trade Paperback)
Rogue archaeologist Chelle Aphra is in hot water—an Imperial prison ship where she is close supervised at all times by guard droids. Despite her sketchy past, she might prove to be the Rebels' only hope. She teams up with a delightful crew consisting of a colorful and exesiential destroyer droid, a wimpy shapeshifter named Lopset, and ex-lovers Sana Starros and Imperial Inspector Tolvan. They’re on the run from Imperial authorities, a self-righteous lawman, the bloodthirsty droid Triple Zero, and even the psychotic ghost of a long-dead Jedi trapped in a fungus trapped in the hull of a crashed ship!
The characters of Doctor Aphra, Triple Zero, and BT-1 are first introduced in Kieron Gillen’s run on Darth Vader. When that series concluded, Aphra received her own solo series. This series is Si Spurrier’s run on these dark, twisted, and never boring characters.
Star Wars (2015) Vol. 10: The Escape (Trade Paperback)
Doctor Aphra (2020) Vol. 2: The Engine Job (Trade Paperback)
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 2: The Engine Job
A Trade Paperback that collects issues 6-10 of the comic-book series Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020) and is written by from Alyssa Wong and illustrated by Alyssa Wong.
Someone sinister has put a price on Doctor Aphra's head… and it's none other than Domina Tagge! Now Aphra finds herself running for her life, trying to shake every bounty hunter on her tail. But one of those hunters is Aphra’s angry ex Sana Starros — and for Sana, it’s personal! Aphra can't out-think Domina or outrun Sana… so what choice does she have left? Perhaps locating a mysterious piece of tech that could shift the balance of the galactic civil war? Aphra's desperate hunt takes her to Corellia — but unfortunately for her, that's right on Sana's doorstep. And our roguish doctor isn't the only one with an eye on this prize…
COLLECTING: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020) #6-10
War of the Bounty Hunters (Trade Paperback)
Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters is a trade paperback compilation of the Marvel miniseries of the same name. The collection contains all five issues of the miniseries as well as the Alpha 1 one-shot.
The Star Wars comic event you've been waiting for! The notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett has finally landed his greatest prize — Han Solo, frozen in carbonite for easy transport. Fett will bring the smuggler to Tatooine to collect the massive bounty placed on Solo's head by the fearsome crime lord Jabba the Hutt. Sounds easy. What could go wrong? There's just one problem standing between Fett and the payday... and it's a big one. But Fett will stop at nothing to get the job done! Prepare for a mind-blowing, space-shattering epic event like no other!
COLLECTING: War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1, War of the Bounty Hunters #1-5
Doctor Aphra (2016) Vol. 3: Remastered (Trade Paperback)
Doctor Aphra (2020) Vol. 4: Crimson Reign (Trade Paperback)
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020) Vol. 4: Crimson Reign
A canon trade paperback that collects issues of the Marvel comic book series Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020) .
A deadly game for the galaxy's trickiest players! Doctor Aphra and Sana Starros have escaped the Vermillion, but there's no evading the Crimson Dawn: their spies are everywhere! As Domina Tagge contends with moles within her corporation and Aphra struggles with the damage inflicted on her by a powerful artifact, the two strike one last bargain...but who can Aphra really trust? Then, our daring duo stumble upon a strange ritual – and an even stranger enemy! Surely their story can't end like this, at the hands of the practitioner of an ancient cult...can it?
Issues collected: Doctor Aphra (2020) #16-20
Doctor Aphra (2020) Vol. 5: The Spark Eternal (Trade Paperback)
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020) Vol. 5: The Spark Eternal
A canon trade paperback that collects issues of the Marvel comic book series Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020)
The Spark Eternal corrupts everything it touches, and Doctor Aphra is no exception! Now, trapped inside her own tainted mind, Aphra's only hope for escape lies in her own memories — but can she find a way out before the Spark consumes her completely? And as Sana Starros finds herself face-to-face with an ancient, malevolent presence, she will have to make a choice — and quickly. Can she save Aphra? Can she even save herself?
When a common foe from Han and Lando's past shows up on the latter's doorstep, the recent hero of the Rebellion and new father to Ben Solo must rush off once more to save both his friend and possibly, the entire galaxy.
Last Shot uniquely employs a number of different eras throughout the novel, and while jumping between time periods, we get to experience Han, Lando, L3-37 and more at various points in time, allowing us to witness the maturation and evolution of our favorite characters right before our eyes.
With a host of new characters right alongside the classics, including a villain that can't help but terrify all those who encounter him, Last Shot is an essential addition to the Han Solo story.
It’s one of the galaxy’s most dangerous secrets: a mysterious transmitter with unknown power and a reward for its discovery that most could only dream of claiming. But those who fly the Millennium Falcon throughout its infamous history aren’t your average scoundrels. Not once, but twice, the crew of the Falcon tries to claim the elusive prize—first, Lando Calrissian and the droid L3-37 at the dawn of an ambitious career, and later, a young and hungry Han Solo with the help of his copilot, Chewbacca. But the device’s creator, the volatile criminal Fyzen Gor, isn’t interested in sharing. And Gor knows how to hold a grudge. . . .
It’s been ten years since the rebel hero Han Solo last encountered Fyzen Gor. After mounting a successful rebellion against the Empire and starting a family with an Alderaanian princess, Han hasn’t given much thought to the mad inventor. But when Lando turns up at Han’s doorstep in the middle of the night, it’s Fyzen’s assassins that he’s running from. And without Han’s help, Lando—and all life on Cloud City—will be annihilated.
With the assistance of a young hotshot pilot, an Ewok slicer prodigy, the woman who might be the love of Lando’s life, and Han’s best and furriest friend, the two most notorious scoundrels in the New Republic are working together once more. They’ll have to journey across the stars—and into the past—before Gor uses the device’s power to reshape the galaxy.