Marvel Star Wars Comics Review: Captain Phasma #2

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.

Like any predator determined to keep atop the pecking order, she’s pursuing Rivas to put an end to his knowledge, something that may strike a chord for those who have already read the novel Phasma.

What follows is a cat-and-mouse chase that sparks new life into Phasma, making what had been a one-dimensional character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens more nuanced and dripping in context, as well as contempt.

This issue is striking in its scope and the creative time has created a striking yet harried and dangerous landscape, which is suitable for all, given our protagonist’s devoted duty to death and destruction.

Captain Phasma #2 is in comic shops now, selling for $3.99, and on Comixology.

(For more detail and discussion, listen to Comics With Kenobi #35, due out Oct. 3.)

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