Star Wars
What happened to Captain Phasma after Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens? Writer Kelly Thompson (HAWKEYE) and artist Marco Checchetto (AVENGERS WORLD, PUNISHER, GAMORA) expand Captain Phasma's story and reveal how she escaped the destruction of Starkiller Base. It's the stunning lead-in to this winter's blockbuster big-screen Star Wars film, and everything you need to know is right here! Collecting: JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI - CAPTAIN PHASMA 1-4

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TitleStar Wars
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 28th, 2017
PublisherMarvel
ISBN-139780785194552
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GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Media Tie In, Star Wars, Comics, Science Fiction

Star Wars Review

  • FanboyBen
    January 1, 1970
    I’m not gonna lie: this is a pretty strange miniseries. Rarely have I read something that has as many high highs AND low lows as this.Some of it REALLY works, especially early on: writer Kelly Thompson does an awesome job of more or less salvaging a character that disappointed a lot of people in her screen debut in “The Force Awakens.” The first issue of this four-issue miniseries is particularly effective, giving us infinitely more insight into Phasma and the way she processes things than we go I’m not gonna lie: this is a pretty strange miniseries. Rarely have I read something that has as many high highs AND low lows as this.Some of it REALLY works, especially early on: writer Kelly Thompson does an awesome job of more or less salvaging a character that disappointed a lot of people in her screen debut in “The Force Awakens.” The first issue of this four-issue miniseries is particularly effective, giving us infinitely more insight into Phasma and the way she processes things than we got from any of her minimal screen time in Episode VII. It also doesn’t hurt that the art by Marco Checchetto, page-for-page, panel-for-panel, is never less than gorgeous (in fact, for my money, Checchetto is now the artist to beat when it comes to Star Wars art). But then issues 2 and 3 happen, and the story, which had started off so promisingly, dips into territory that we’ve seen WAY too many times already in WAY too many other Star Wars stories. What makes it doubly disappointing is that, throughout these issues, glimpses of the first issue’s vitality can still be glimpsed; unfortunately, they’re buried under material that is, for lack of a better word, stale. Thankfully, Thompson is able to bring things around enough in issue 4 that the series doesn’t end up feeling like a complete disappointment, and while the conclusion isn’t as strong or as satisfying as the beginning, Thompson still deserves credit for ending things in a place that one can argue is at least somewhat satisfying and true to who Phasma is as a character. Overall, “Star Wars: Captain Phasma” is pretty much the definition of a mixed bag. If you’re a “Star Wars” nut like I am, you’re obviously going to read it (in fact, you probably already have); if you’re indifferent towards the franchise, it’s hard to wholeheartedly recommend this, at least at full price, unless you’re a big Checchetto fan.
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  • Artemy
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 starsLast time we saw Phasma, she was shoved in the garbage chute of the Starkiller Base after being forced to lower its defence shields, and not long before the Base was destroyed. This comic shows us how she got out of the chute and off the Base, and what happened to her between The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.I like the idea of Phasma, but I wasn't very happy with how she was treated in TFA. The way she was forced to lower the shields and shoved in the chute was humiliating for such a 2.5 starsLast time we saw Phasma, she was shoved in the garbage chute of the Starkiller Base after being forced to lower its defence shields, and not long before the Base was destroyed. This comic shows us how she got out of the chute and off the Base, and what happened to her between The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.I like the idea of Phasma, but I wasn't very happy with how she was treated in TFA. The way she was forced to lower the shields and shoved in the chute was humiliating for such a (presumably) strong character. So I really liked the first issue of this comic — she is shown as a smart, calculating person, and after she realises that the fact of her unintended treachery could be easily uncovered, she deals with it with impressive cold-bloodedness.Unfortunately, after a really good first issue comes some nonsensical story about a planet whose population is terrorised by some giant monsters. It's really boring and completely pointless, and for two out of total four issues the plot just stalls, until in the last issue Phasma finally reaches her goal and gets rid of the last evidence of her betrayal. During those two issues in the middle we get a couple of curious snippets, though. The first one is sort of a big one: Phasma takes off her helmet, and it's not what most people would expect, especially knowing that in the movies she's played by the brilliant Gwendoline Christie. I don't know how I feel about the revelation, so I will withhold judgement until I see how the actual films will deal with this. The second curious thing is that we see a flashback to Phasma's childhood. It doesn't show a lot, though, and the whole thing will probably be revisited in some other comic or book tie-in, or maybe even in the actual movies, although I doubt that option.The real star of this comic is Marco Checchetto's artwork with Andres Mossa's colours. They also worked on Shattered Empire, and their artwork was the best thing about that comic, as well. Phasma is a very beautiful book, so at least there's that.Overall, it's not a particularly good comic, but it's also not as bad as I expected, and it does a decent job of getting Phasma out of a questionable situation. It's not the kind of plot that the actual movie would spend precious screen time on, so at least they explain that stuff in the comic. I think it's worth a read for people like me, who are desperately waiting for The Last Jedi to hit theatres in December. Just don't pay full price for it — better yet, just borrow it from the library or some other place.
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  • Anthony
    January 1, 1970
    I found this a little disappointing, and would be giving it 2 stars if not for the art, because the art is amazing. This could have been done just as well in a one-shot or annual. There's not much here to have this going for 4 issues (I'm glad it wasn't even longer), because we don't even get much about Phasmas past, which I'm guessing is because that's covered in either the new novel or will be touched upon in the last Jedi.All for Phasma getting her own book, and knowing about what happened to I found this a little disappointing, and would be giving it 2 stars if not for the art, because the art is amazing. This could have been done just as well in a one-shot or annual. There's not much here to have this going for 4 issues (I'm glad it wasn't even longer), because we don't even get much about Phasmas past, which I'm guessing is because that's covered in either the new novel or will be touched upon in the last Jedi.All for Phasma getting her own book, and knowing about what happened to her between TFA and TLJ. But did we need 4 issues of her hunting down someone who we know she'll eventually find and know the outcome of? And including a planet that didn't really add that much? Am I being too picky? Probably.
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  • Nicis
    January 1, 1970
    2.5? Like, this is probably my least favorite comic so far but still kinds of makes me want to see Phasma alive in EPIX. She's a survivor to her very core and if she's dead it would be quite a disappointment >:C
  • Julia V
    January 1, 1970
    This was a really fun quick read after finishing the Phasma book from the same series. I wanted a bit more because I really fell in love with her character and story line.Knowing her origin story made this comic a more interesting read for sure. On top of that some of the panels were next level. A few times I just had to stop and marvel at all the colors and details in the cinematic shots. Overall a good read for any fans of the new trilogy.
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  • Jim C
    January 1, 1970
    Actual rating is 2.5 stars.This is a short mini series that takes place at the end of The Force Awakens. This tells the story how Captain Phasma survives the destruction of Starkiller Base and her direct actions because of it.Welcome to this new trilogy's Boba Fett. Let me explain. A minor character that has a small role but for some reason the fandom falls in love with that character. I have no problem with this because this is one reason why this universe is special. Fans loving the many varie Actual rating is 2.5 stars.This is a short mini series that takes place at the end of The Force Awakens. This tells the story how Captain Phasma survives the destruction of Starkiller Base and her direct actions because of it.Welcome to this new trilogy's Boba Fett. Let me explain. A minor character that has a small role but for some reason the fandom falls in love with that character. I have no problem with this because this is one reason why this universe is special. Fans loving the many varied characters. But now Captain Phasma has her own solo book with also this collection. She has a following. So far, I am not impressed with this character and maybe this affected my enjoyment of this collection. The artwork as usual was terrific. I do love the artwork in the new run of the comics. As for the story I actually liked the arc for the minor characters more than the main character. It was a nice look into why a group of people might accept evil.This wasn't the greatest collection because I believe the main character isn't strong enough to carry her own series. It doesn't add much to the overall arc as this is probably left to the upcoming movie.
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  • Mario
    January 1, 1970
    Escaping the garbage chute before Starkiller Base blows up? Piece of cake!Covering her tracks and disposing of the only person who knew her role in the destruction of the First Order superweapon? That's where the fun begins.Phasma must follow the officer who knows her terrible secret, and as always, she will do anything to ensure her survival, much as we previously read in the "Phasma" novel by Delilah S. Dawson.In fact, the ordeal she must endure in this particular mission, will make her rememb Escaping the garbage chute before Starkiller Base blows up? Piece of cake!Covering her tracks and disposing of the only person who knew her role in the destruction of the First Order superweapon? That's where the fun begins.Phasma must follow the officer who knows her terrible secret, and as always, she will do anything to ensure her survival, much as we previously read in the "Phasma" novel by Delilah S. Dawson.In fact, the ordeal she must endure in this particular mission, will make her remember her days in Parnassos, before she joined the First Order.A fantastic miniseries written by Kelly Thompson with superb art by Marco Checchetto.Extremely recommended, but I must say it's better if you have read the novel before, so you understand why she does what she does, and the references to the novel as well.
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  • Joe
    January 1, 1970
    This mostly exists to explain what happened to Captain Phasma after she was unceremoniously dumped into the trash compactor at the end of "The Force Awakens." The action in the comic is cool but the story ultimately feels pretty inconsequential. Given the way they treated Captain Phasma in "The Last Jedi", that should come as no surprise. If you like Captain Phasma, her novel "Phasma" is amazing and is one of the best of the new canon, IMHO.
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  • Tiara
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 stars. Not the best story, but it certainly sticks true to what’s been established about this character through her novel. It’s hard to keep reading stories like these when Phasma is woefully underutilized in the movies. She’s really in business for herself, and I wish we could see this Phasma in the movies.
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  • Keith Bowden
    January 1, 1970
    Phasma - Evil WalksThis is Star Wars excitement at its finest: action, adventure, and imperialistic evil (showing the First Order to truly be the successor to the Galactic Empire). This is the Phasma I want to see on-screen!
  • Sebastian
    January 1, 1970
    Seriously, this character is a fraud. They wanted us believe that Phasma is some key character, but it’s not. Only hype.
  • Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
    January 1, 1970
    Captain Phasma serves to fill in the puzzling gap of Phasma’s story that is left between Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.Full disclosure…I’m not fond of retroactively added depth when it comes to multimedia worlds like Star Wars. I find it irritating to have to read a comic for a story that ultimately should have had at least some context within the original media (movie). Phasma’s role in Force Awakens was hyped and almost immediately squandered as she ends up in a trash can (basically)…and peo Captain Phasma serves to fill in the puzzling gap of Phasma’s story that is left between Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.Full disclosure…I’m not fond of retroactively added depth when it comes to multimedia worlds like Star Wars. I find it irritating to have to read a comic for a story that ultimately should have had at least some context within the original media (movie). Phasma’s role in Force Awakens was hyped and almost immediately squandered as she ends up in a trash can (basically)…and people who were looking forward to a female villain on screen (me) were left more than a little disappointed. To see someone who looks and acts badass end up giving in and disappearing for the rest of the movie is disheartening. I suppose this comic aims to fix that In some ways it does, and in others, it feels like it wasn’t enough.Captain Phasma showcases our chrome baddie’s ability to overcome rather intense circumstances and the cost of what she is willing to do it. It picks up right after the shield goes down (in the movie) and progresses to before The Last Jedi, and Phasma stays busy. It focuses on showing the small chinks in her emotional armor, but also just how hardened she is when it comes to the progression of her goals. I personally love a villain who shows a bit of ruthlessness and Phasma definitely fits the bill. We also get to see a new planet and it’s incredibly harsh eco-system, which is always fun. It also lends to opening up a bit of her backstory, though we get very little of that overall. I expect this is a ploy to get people to buy the full-length novel, Phasma, which is as I said before…annoying.However, the art is stunning and dynamic and there are so many little details to be had. They definitely have an eye for amazing action sequences and full-page panels.Overall, it doesn’t feel like a necessary addition to the storyline. Phasma certainly needs the extra detail, but this is a one-shot so much of that detail is still being glossed over. I enjoyed it and I think the art is phenomenal, but I still think our captain deserves better.
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  • Mel
    January 1, 1970
    So Actually I just read issue 1 but this is all that's on goodreads. Kelly is one of my favourite writers and I'm so happy that Marvel hired her to do a Phasma comic. I loved Captain Phasma and thought she was dreadfully underused in the film, so hopefully all the promotion of her before the next film will lead to Gwendoline getting more to do this time! But I really loved this comic. For one thing the art work was stunning, so much better than what I'd normally expect from Marvel, the layout an So Actually I just read issue 1 but this is all that's on goodreads. Kelly is one of my favourite writers and I'm so happy that Marvel hired her to do a Phasma comic. I loved Captain Phasma and thought she was dreadfully underused in the film, so hopefully all the promotion of her before the next film will lead to Gwendoline getting more to do this time! But I really loved this comic. For one thing the art work was stunning, so much better than what I'd normally expect from Marvel, the layout and the panels were beautiful. So much that as much as I want to know what happens I decided to wait and get the graphic novel because the ads in this broke up the story too much.
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  • Lance Shadow
    January 1, 1970
    In my effort to keep up with everything Last Jedi, I have now read the comic that ties into the upcoming movie: Kelly Thompson's Captain Phasma, with Marco Chechetto (YES PLEASE) providing the artwork. While I loved The Force Awakens overall, (and I seem to be one of the few people remaining out there who insists that it is a better movie than Rogue One) I was in agreement with many people that Phasma's handling in it was... less than desirable. As soon as I saw Phasma coming back in the first f In my effort to keep up with everything Last Jedi, I have now read the comic that ties into the upcoming movie: Kelly Thompson's Captain Phasma, with Marco Chechetto (YES PLEASE) providing the artwork. While I loved The Force Awakens overall, (and I seem to be one of the few people remaining out there who insists that it is a better movie than Rogue One) I was in agreement with many people that Phasma's handling in it was... less than desirable. As soon as I saw Phasma coming back in the first full trailer for Last Jedi I was happy to see her. When the second trailer came out, I got even more excited to see Phasma in the movie. In the marketing leading up to TFA, she looked like she was gonna be awesome, so now I am happy they are giving Phasma a chance to redeem herself from her dissapointing role in The Force Awakens. I was interested in this comic because we would get to see how she survived Starkiller Base even though she got thrown down a trash compacter (off screen too- LAME). But overall I was a bit underwhelmed. I tried to read it once before this time, and actually got bored. But this time I was able to trudge through and finish. THE STORY: The purpose of this comic is to be a bridge story between The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. It picks up following her tossing into the trash compactor during the third act of The Force Awakens. It follows Phasma as she escapes the First Order and makes sure that she isn't punished for lowering the shields. She does this by framing a first order lieutenant, then goes on a mission to "punish" him. THE BAD: I just found this comic to be rather boring. The story isn't that interesting, the new characters introduced are not interesting, and you learn absolutely nothing about Phasma. I just didn't end up caring about this story because I didn't get invested in Phasma and I didn't care about this lieutenant character. Even Phasma's sidekick is pretty dull. THE GOOD: As always, Marco Chechetto's artwork is brilliant, and it saves yet another comic. Seriously, he deserves to draw for better material.The planet that they track the lieutenant too is kind of cool, with an interesting backstory and an interesting people. And thanks to Chechetto, it looks beautiful. THE CONCLUSION: If you're a completionist, this comic provides a reasonable explanation for how Phasma escaped starkiller base and retained her position within the First Order. But the comic doesn't do enough to justify telling this story, and it didn't leave me anymore excited to see Phasma in The Last Jedi than I was after watching the trailers. 2.5 stars. It's just competent enough to be an acceptable part of canon, but it's not good enough to recommend.
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  • DiscoSpacePanther
    January 1, 1970
    Not the best Star Wars graphic novel, but certainly not the worst. Captain Phasma gives the reader another brief story, practically a vignette, of the career of First Order silver giantess Phasma.I freely admit that I am wasn't particularly invested in the Star Wars sequel trilogy villains prior to the release of The Last Jedi, and I am heartily pleased that Snoke was written out in that movie. However, Phasma has always been interpreted by the fandom as the Boba Fett of the new trilogy, so it w Not the best Star Wars graphic novel, but certainly not the worst. Captain Phasma gives the reader another brief story, practically a vignette, of the career of First Order silver giantess Phasma.I freely admit that I am wasn't particularly invested in the Star Wars sequel trilogy villains prior to the release of The Last Jedi, and I am heartily pleased that Snoke was written out in that movie. However, Phasma has always been interpreted by the fandom as the Boba Fett of the new trilogy, so it was interesting to read how the keepers of the new canon envisioned her escape from her apparent demise in the trash compactor aboard the doomed Death Star rip-off from The Force Awakens, and her route to returning in The Last Jedi.The narrative of this graphic novel wasn't particularly strong - none of the characters is too compelling, and they don't talk about much other than Phasma's mission - but the artwork is striking, and it does close one of the annoying plot lacunae between the first two movies of the new trilogy.Recommended for completists, or those who particularly like villain stories.
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  • Fizzgig76
    January 1, 1970
    Reprints Star Wars: Captain Phasma #1-4 (November 2017-December 2017). Captain Phasma has been disgraced. The former Stormtrooper FN-2187 forced her to betray the First Order by lowering the shields and shoved her in a trash compactor. Now, Phasma needs a scapegoat. Pursuing a First Order agent to the planet of Luprora, Phasma needs Lieutenant Sol Rivas to solidify her report. Phasma finds Luprora overrun with monsters, and she and her Tie-Fighter pilot must locate Rivas quickly…Phasma has her n Reprints Star Wars: Captain Phasma #1-4 (November 2017-December 2017). Captain Phasma has been disgraced. The former Stormtrooper FN-2187 forced her to betray the First Order by lowering the shields and shoved her in a trash compactor. Now, Phasma needs a scapegoat. Pursuing a First Order agent to the planet of Luprora, Phasma needs Lieutenant Sol Rivas to solidify her report. Phasma finds Luprora overrun with monsters, and she and her Tie-Fighter pilot must locate Rivas quickly…Phasma has her name to protect.Written by Kelly Thompson, Star Wars: Captain Phasma is a four issue limited series by Marvel Comics. The series features art by Marco Checchetto and was under the banner of a Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi story (sometimes even called Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Captain Phasma) and was released as a lead-in to Star Wars: The Last Jedi.I enjoyed Star Wars: The Force Awakens though I did recognize it was very parallel to the original Star Wars film. Within Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the “Boba Fett” equivalent rose in the form of Captain Phasma…an enigmatic, foreboding Stormtrooper who commanded every scene she was in (even briefly). In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the character returned, and she was rather unceremoniously killed off (which ironically falls in line with Boba Fett as well). Star Wars: Captain Phasma promised to flesh out this character and give her more depth. It succeeds but at a cost to the movies.The book is a rather quick read. It is primarily an action comic with not a ton of written development. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is supposed to take place immediately after Star Wars: The Force Awakens and therefore all of this is supposed to take place in a matter of a few days. The story shows a character driven to not be labeled a traitor (something she really isn’t since she was forced to bring down the shields at gunpoint) that she is willing to pursue a patsy, rally a planet, and then kill everyone who helped her. It does amplify the character’s “cool” factor.The story is accompanied by great art by Marco Checchetto. A lot of movie adaptations and tie-ins are really just feel like they are going through the motions of putting out a forced product to sell the movie. With the nice skilled art of Checchetto, this feels more fleshed out. I could have seen this being a continuing series if Star Wars: The Last Jedi hadn’t unfolded as it did.Star Wars: The Last Jedi squandered Captain Phasma, and this comic made it even more evident. Captain Phasma was kind of a one-off character in the first film, but you had a feeling that she would be coming back. You don’t really get the comeback in the film so this comic will have to suffice. Thompson creates a rich, driven (to obsession) character that goes out like a chump. It makes the appearance in the movie feel even more gratuitous and unnecessary.
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  • La Espada en la Tinta
    January 1, 1970
    Obligada a meterse en un compactador de basura en El despertar de la Fuerza —sin duda una broma vengativa de Han Solo por lo mal que lo pasó en aquel plan improvisado de rescate de la Princesa Leia en Una nueva esperanza—, la Capitana Phasma no terminó sus días prensada y reciclada cual tetrabrik espacial, sino que su tenacidad se ha visto aumentada gracias a ese vergonzoso acontecimiento sobre el que habría que correr un tupido velo, salvo por un tema importante que ha quedado sin cerrar: todos Obligada a meterse en un compactador de basura en El despertar de la Fuerza —sin duda una broma vengativa de Han Solo por lo mal que lo pasó en aquel plan improvisado de rescate de la Princesa Leia en Una nueva esperanza—, la Capitana Phasma no terminó sus días prensada y reciclada cual tetrabrik espacial, sino que su tenacidad se ha visto aumentada gracias a ese vergonzoso acontecimiento sobre el que habría que correr un tupido velo, salvo por un tema importante que ha quedado sin cerrar: todos pensarán que ella es la culpable de la destrucción de la base Starkiller. Es una verdad tan grande como un Destructor Estelar, pero nadie puede enterarse o su carrera en el Primer Orden estará más que acabada, y sin honores.Lee la reseña completa en La Espada en la Tinta
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  • Rachael
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars again, probably. Absolutely would have given this limited series 4 stars because 1) the art is GORGEOUS 2) the introduction of the "pilot" character is a delight and 3) it ties TFA and TLJ together pretty well... BUT I feel like I enjoyed it mostly because I had read PHASMA. This run has a lot of lines and a flashback that wouldn't really resonate with readers who hadn't experienced the PHASMA novel. And I don't think it's really fair for readers of the Star Wars comics to have to read 3.5 stars again, probably. Absolutely would have given this limited series 4 stars because 1) the art is GORGEOUS 2) the introduction of the "pilot" character is a delight and 3) it ties TFA and TLJ together pretty well... BUT I feel like I enjoyed it mostly because I had read PHASMA. This run has a lot of lines and a flashback that wouldn't really resonate with readers who hadn't experienced the PHASMA novel. And I don't think it's really fair for readers of the Star Wars comics to have to read all of the canon relating to a character to get that much enjoyment out of a comic run. So, therefore, 3.5. To reiterate, though... the art really is gorgeous.
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  • Don
    January 1, 1970
    After reading this and the Delilah Dawson novel I've come to the conclusion that Phasma isn't a lead character. People say she's the new Boba Fett, an interesting-looking character who doesn't actually do anything interesting, but Fett has had some good Expanded Universe stories. Neither this comic or the Phasma novel are good. Serviceable, maybe. They flesh out the character, explaining the seeming plot hole of why she surrendered when she had a blaster in her face beyond, ya know, blaster in f After reading this and the Delilah Dawson novel I've come to the conclusion that Phasma isn't a lead character. People say she's the new Boba Fett, an interesting-looking character who doesn't actually do anything interesting, but Fett has had some good Expanded Universe stories. Neither this comic or the Phasma novel are good. Serviceable, maybe. They flesh out the character, explaining the seeming plot hole of why she surrendered when she had a blaster in her face beyond, ya know, blaster in face. Problem is that the story LucasFilm has chosen -- that Phasma is only out for herself -- is dull as dirt.Here, Phasma chases an Imperial First Order officer who knows she surrendered, allowing the Rebellion Resistance to attack and destroy Starkiller Base. This could have been a really good single issue. Maybe make it an over-sized special. A tight cat-and-mouse chase through a base being bombed into oblivion. Instead, they wind up on a nearby planet where Phasma and her pilot get involved with a group of locals fighting a second group of locals, who've captured the dude Phasma wants to kill. We, the fans, get stuck with a book that's half filler material.I would have only given the book one star but the art by Marco Checchetto is absolutely amazing.
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  • Jeff
    January 1, 1970
    Well told. There are oblique references to events in the PHASMA novel, but it's not required to read the novel in order to enjoy the comic.My only concern is that with the existence of this comic, no mention will be made in THE LAST JEDI of how Phasma came to escape from the garbage compactor. I would imagine not everyone is going to read comics (or even be aware of them) in order to get missing pieces.
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  • Mr. Morgan
    January 1, 1970
    The Captain Phasma comics link Episodes VII and VIII. For that, they're worth reading. However, there isn't much to them. Phasma is to the new trilogy what Boba Fett was to the original trilogy: a minor character that (for some reason) gets a cult following. The artwork is spectacular but the storyline leaves much to be desired.
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  • Christopher Lutz
    January 1, 1970
    I can’t believe how much incredible work went into making Phasma an interesting character after they fumbled in TFA, only to make the character meaningless AGAIN in TLJ. Why did they even bother? I’m still upset about it.
  • Ryan Warner
    January 1, 1970
    The story was interesting and the art was beautiful, which was what pushed it from 2 to 3 stars. I wish it had been twice as long though, because the relationship between Phasma and her cohort is quite intriguing as well as Phasma's backstory which is touched upon only briefly.
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  • Jordan Anderson
    January 1, 1970
    Sorry Kelly Thompson, but your version of Phasma just doesn't really do it for me.I get that maybe Marvel had Thompson on a tight leash, keeping her within the confines of preconceived idea or storyline. And I get that Marvel hasn't exactly been hitting it out of the ballpark with their lead up to The Last Jedi but man, I don't think their attempt to reconcile some of the complaints about Phasma in TFA solved anything with this tie in.Captain Phasma is a total bore. Aside from parts of the first Sorry Kelly Thompson, but your version of Phasma just doesn't really do it for me.I get that maybe Marvel had Thompson on a tight leash, keeping her within the confines of preconceived idea or storyline. And I get that Marvel hasn't exactly been hitting it out of the ballpark with their lead up to The Last Jedi but man, I don't think their attempt to reconcile some of the complaints about Phasma in TFA solved anything with this tie in.Captain Phasma is a total bore. Aside from parts of the first issue that deal with Phasma covering her tracks for lowering the shields on Starkiller Base, nothing of any importance happens in this 4 part series. It's just the same old alien planet with the same requisite alien inhabitants and the same Star Wars cliches. I gained absolutely no new info on Phasma and only gained more ire and frustration at Marvel continuing to just phone it in and publish such a bland and uninspired comic. I mean, I can't even get upset because it was just so cookie-cutter, so plain, unoriginal and lacked any kind of distinguishing characteristics. At least with Ken Liu's Adventures of Luke Skywalker there was enough stupid moments to point out and actually get mad about. Here though? Nothing!If you must know about Phasma and how she became the shiny metal, take-no-shit, right hand of General Hux, read Delilah S. Dawson's novel on the titular character. There was more creativeness and real story in one sentence than there was in this entire series.
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  • David
    January 1, 1970
    Read this directly after reading the Phasma book, which may have damaged my perception of the story.A lot of it just felt like a cheaper rehash of the novel. Art was good, but was pretty bored with it.
  • Aaron
    January 1, 1970
    Good artwork and an interesting story which explains why Phasma doesn't show up until near the end of the Last Jedi. Recommended for fans of the First Order's own Boba Fett.
  • Jason
    January 1, 1970
    The art is beautiful and the story propulsive. what more could you want? Another great Star Wars comic to tide you over until the new movie.
  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    The art was great, but the story just didn't do it for me. I want Phasma to be such a great character. I want more.
  • Samantha Bee
    January 1, 1970
    A look at Captain Phasma, how she escaped Starkiller Base, and just how ruthless she can be. Pretty quick read, but it fills in some gaps, and gives a deeper look at Phasma while still keeping her character mysterious.
  • Katie Whitt
    January 1, 1970
    I'm giving this four stars because I'm such a huge Star Wars/ Phasma fan, but I agree with some reviewers that this wasn't the best effort. I thought the artwork was great, and I loved seeing more of a character who totally got shafted in TFA, but will hopefully be more kickass in the TLJ, but the story was really short.
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