Captain Phasma #4

Captain Phasma #4

Writer: Kelly Thompson
Artist: Marco Checchetto
Colorist: Andres Mossa
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Cover Artist: Paul Renaud

Captain Phasma #4 wraps up the mini-series and this one is all about tying up loose ends. From leading the Lupr’or into battle against the R’ora, to dealing with Rivas, to returning home, there’s action and death in this issue at the hands of the First Order’s most famed stormtrooper. But what of her pilot? Fair warning, we’ll be getting into spoilers, but suffice to say, this was a good issue and a mini-series worth checking out.

The issue starts out with a grand entrance from Phasma. There’s a full page devoted to her literally leaping into battle with a lightning storm flailing across the sky. The next two pages show the battle as Phasma wades right into, killing enemies as she plows forward into the fray with her pilot following behind her. It’s easy to think she’s a warrior in a blood lust, craving carnage, but her thinking is far more sinister than that. This is all about inspiration. Her initiative inspires the Lupr’or to follow. As they engage the enemy in mass, Phasma and the pilot slip away toward their true mission – Rivas. They find him, and Phasma deals with him. The conversation she has with Rivas is intense as she forces him to reveal all he knows, which is too much. Thus, she ends him. Unfortunately the pilot overhears the conversation. Eventually Phasma learns of this, too, and at that point she reveals just who she really is. Phasma is a survivor, and she will take any means necessary to survive.

Through this four issue mini-series, we’ve gotten a glimpse at Phamsa and her true motivation. It reveals a lot about her character, far more than The Force Awakens did. It also matches up very nicely with the novel. For fans wanting to learn more about Phasma, this mini-series is a good primer. For those wanting to dive deeper, you can check out the Phasma novel. Together, they paint a pretty complete picture of the character. She is in it for herself, first and foremost.

The artwork in this issue is great. Marco Checchetto pulls out the stops for some grand battle scenes. It’s easy to get lost in the panels enjoying all the details put in. The coloring adds to the beauty and makes for a gorgeous issue. It’s very well done.

With top notch artwork and a nice story, I give Captain Phamsa #4 a five out of five metal bikinis. It’s definitely a must read for those looking to better understand her character.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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