We start with the eternal and irresistible mystery of 'what's in the box?'.
What is in the box are some refugees from Pokemon.
Just then, a stormtrooper tries to escape but is, well - eaten.
Aphra's team make there way to an interesting chamber.
Aphra the archaeologist identifies this as a a place related to a historical 'Hundred Year Darkness'. Futhermore she identifies a dangerous relic.
Magna Tolvan and her team crash their ship into the structure.
Considering that they are Imperials, Magno Tolvan's team are behaving like mercenaries - whatever happened to landing outside and mounting an organized assault? It would be a miracle if that crash did not affect said dangerous relic, no miracles here, and so, the relic awakens. A big problem.
Aphra referred to this beast as a 'Hellhulk'. O-kay. While all hell literally breaks loose this happens.
Chelli Aphra on the left, Magna Tolvan on the right. Prey and predator. Quarry and hunter. But the most important thing to remember here is that these two are very much attracted to each other. Anyway, this impasse is broken up by the Hellhulk.
In the midst of all the action we find out what those cute Pokemon creatures can do.
This is my favorite series of panels between Chelli and Magna so far.
In the midst of certain death what would you do? The one thing you would regret not doing and it should be doable right now. So . . .
Here's a delightful little panel during the chaos.
What a nugget of truth this contains. When the shit hits the fan it's time to dodge your duty by reading the fine print. This happens all the time in our world too - so amusing to see it referenced here.
The Hellhulk is disposed off by collapsing the entire facility over its head.
Magna and Chelli are discovered by Chelli's ally, Rexa.
What happens next? Let's just say that only two of the three people in this panel gets to walk away - and it's not the one with the gun. Arthra is somewaht remorseful.
It is somewhat amusing to see the Doctor distract everybody else from their missing comrade by emphasizing looting.
Or simply artlessly changing the subject.
Aphra contacts Three-Zero.
We find out what Three-Zero is looking for.
The mission is a fail because what they wanted got transferred to another facility with even tighter security.
The issue ends with the amusing way that Doctor Aphra announces to her team that they are about to go on an impossible mission.