Marvel Star Wars Comics Review: Captain Phasma #3

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.

Indeed, artist Marcho Checchetto and colorist Andres Mossa have wrapped Phasma and those around her in vibrant yet stark detail as she strives to track down First Order Lt. Sol Rivas in a bid to completely erase her actions on Starkiller Base.

Phasma’s promises to the peoples she encounters — evocative of those on her homeworld — are rife with potential though, as they’ll likely discover, utterly meaningless.

Her words — conveyed with authority by letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles — do ring with truth, but these are words she’s spoken before and words she’s dishonored, too.

If anything, this issue reinforces to readers who, and what, Phasma is and, as Paul Renaud’s cover illustrates, what she’s left behind to forge her own path.

Captain Phasma #3 is in comic shops Now, selling for $3.99, and on Comixology.

(For more detail and discussion, listen to Comics With Kenobi #36, due out Nov. 2.)

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