Dan Z is joined by Lattes With Leia and The Arkham Sessions co-host, Dr. Andrea Letamendi, and Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels co-host and CWK blogger, Dennis Keithly. They begin the show by discussing Dan and Tom’s trip to Lucasfilm and Rancho-Obi Wan, as well as a new appreciation for the impact of the story group on Star Wars canon. Nick DiCo brings the latest on Star Wars video games, and Tom brings us up to date on the news. For the Coffee Chat, the CWK book study continues with Phasma, chapters 5-11. This the podcast you’re looking for!
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.
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.
This review of Star Wars: Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson contains minor spoilers.
For those who may have been disappointed by the apparent underuse of Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Phasma is definitely the book for you. In Phasma, author Delilah S. Dawson gives us an origin story that is unexpected but feels right. I wasn’t sure what to expect going in, but coming out it all made sense.
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.
StarWars.com has an exclusive excerpt from the upcoming release on the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson. In this glimpse we get a look at Phasma’s homeworld and her first encounter with the First Order. (Obviously, if you’re trying to avoid all spoilers before reading the book yourself, look away now.)
You can read the excerpt below:
The Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi is about to get underway, and one of the first stops will be the new novel by Delilah S. Dawson, Star Wars: Phasma. Captain Phasma was introduced in The Force Awakens, but she has largely remained a mystery. With the new book, a comic book series from Marvel, and an expanded role in The Last Jedi, we’re about to find out much more about the woman behind the armor.
Penguin Random House has released an official synopsis of Phasma on its website. You can check it out below:
Fans of the mysterious Captain Phasma, first seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, are not only anticipating her return in The Last Jedi, but are also looking forward to exploring more of her own story. Everyone will be able to do just that when the upcoming novel, Phasma, by Delilah S. Dawson, is released on Force Friday, September 1.
In addition to the regular edition, several retailers will have exclusive double-sided posters to go along with the release. Walmart, Target, and Barnes & Noble will each have a different poster to offer.
Find out more from Del Rey below: