Marvel Star Wars Comics Review: Captain Phasma #4

This review of Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Captain Phasma #4 contains minor spoilers.

If ever you wondered if there was any hope of redemption for Captain Phasma, the final installment of her four-issue mini series easily scuttles any such sentiment.

Without giving too much away for those who have yet to conclude writer Kelly Thompson’s excellent story, it’s easy to say that Captain Phasma is quite true to herself, and only herself.

All others? Disposable, extraneous and of no concern to Phasma. This is important, given the impending release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the preview of which featured a furious bout of combat between her and Finn.
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Marvel Star Wars Comics Review: Captain Phasma #3

This review of Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Captain Phasma #3 contains minor spoilers.

If ever there was any doubt as to Captain Phasma’s lack of self doubt, let the penultimate issue of this mini series stand as the crucible of her iron will.

Captain Phasma is brutal, conniving and utterly devoid of sentimentality and the lengths to which she’ll go to ensure her dominance and success truly knows no end.

Such is the path this phantom of Parnassos treads and it’s clear of conscience, remorse or regret.

Writer Kelly Thompson is adding more and more to the legend that is Phasma, building on what we already learned from Delilah S. Dawson’s portrait in the Phasma novel. While readers of that book will find a reference or two to Phasma’s past in the comic, it’s not needed.

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Marvel Star Wars Comics Review: Captain Phasma #2

This review of Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Captain Phasma #2 contains minor spoilers.

The first rule of the First Order? Don’t mess with Captain Phasma.

The second rule? See the first rule.

Such is the rubric in this second issue of a four-issue mini by Kelly Thompson that is drawn by Marco Checchetto, colored by Andres Mossa, lettered by VC’s Clayton Cowles and edited by Heather Antos and Jordan D. White. (The main cover is by Paul Renaud.)

Phasma is hunting down, not tracking, First Order Lt. Sol Rivas who may, or may not, be aware that Phasma lowered the shields of Starkiller Base, resulting in its ultimate demise.

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Marvel Star Wars Comics Review: Captain Phasma #1

This review of Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Captain Phasma #1 contains minor spoilers.

It’s been a banner week for Captain Phasma: A new novel from Delilah S. Dawson and the first issue of a four-issue mini series from Kelly Thompson.

Not a bad way to begin the hype cycle for Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Both books provide a lot more depth into the character herself, something sorely lacking since her 2015 debut in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

It was worth the wait, particularly with the Captain Phasma comic book.

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Comics With Kenobi Issue #19 (194)

We’re flying solo for this month’s issue. Wait. No, we’re not!

While Jeff McGee and Matt Moore had expected to have the first issue of Han Solo to discuss, its release was pushed back to later this month.

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Comics With Kenobi Issue #18 (188)

We’re back for this month’s issue and what a collection of Star Wars comics that Matt Moore and Jeff McGee have to fuss about and discuss! And phone books. Lots of phone books. (OK, not so much the phone books.)

But before we do that, our heartfelt thanks to all who cast their votes for us in the literature category in the first Star Wars Podcast Awards. While we didn’t win, your listening to our show, interacting with us on Twitter and enjoying the shared experience of talking about Star Wars comics is what keeps us coming back every month, and then some.

Now, enough with the sentimentality!

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Comics With Kenobi Issue #16 (177)

It’s an episode focused on endings and beginnings as one series concludes, but another launches with great acclaim and public fanfare. It’s also one of trials and tribulation, hence some technical difficulties (we blame the First Order.)

Co-hosts Jeff McGee and Matt Moore dive into all five Marvel Star Wars comics titles, including the just-released first issue of Star Wars: Poe Dameron, as well as the now ended Kanan’s 12th and final issue.

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Comics With Kenobi Issue # 14 (163)

 

It’s been awhile, but not as long as the wait for Episode VIII is going to be.

Still, it was worth it, given co-hosts Matt Moore and Jeff McGee dive into the comics released since our last issue back in January. (Has it really been almost a month?) and also examine the final sales estimates for comics in 2015, as compiled by John Jackson Miller at his Comichron website.

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Star Wars Comics: Poe Dameron Takes Flight, Princess Leia and Dr. Aphra Take to the Fight

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Poe Dameron takes his place among Marvel’s monthly Star Wars comics in April, replacing the critically-lauded but underselling Kanan and joining solidly entrenched monthly series Star Wars and Darth Vader. And, yes, BB-8 is in it. (We’re hoping that Ello Asty will be, too!)

Another popular character gets front-cover billing, too, as Doctor Aphra teams up with … Princess Leia? (Wait, what? Really?)
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Star Wars Comics: The Past, Present and Future Awaken in March

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Luke and Han go for a ride, Kanan and his band from Rebels look to leave Kaller, Darth Vader is under assault — again — and Obi-wan and Anakin are beset by conflict with no clear idea of how to get out.

Such are the adventures in Marvel’s sale of Star Wars comics out in March, which boast space flights, cosmic fights and a dark lord’s plight.

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