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Marvel Star Wars Comics Review: Captain Phasma #4

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.
As for the mini series, which conncluded with this issue, it’s a true gem, given it’s bursts of energy and further augmentation of the Phasma legend. Artist March Checchetto’s work blends perfectly with the atmospheric colors by Andres Mossa, while letter VC’s Clayton Cowles hammers home the dialogue with his precise work. Rounding out the creative team is artist Paul Renaud, whose menacing cover conveys the malevolence found within.

An aside, do track down the variant covers if you can. They’re nothing short of amazing, particularly Elsa Charritier’s, which reminds of a First Order recruiting poster akin to what Delilah S. Dawson wrote about in her excellent Phasma novel.

If readers found themselves attached to any of the supporting characters, or even Phasma’s quarry, Lt. Sol Rivas, they’re not going to be happy.

Then again, when it comes to Phasma, there’s only one end result. Always.

Captain Phasma #4 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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