Star Wars: Captain Phasma #1
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Star Wars: Captain Phasma #1

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Marco Checchetto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 6, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 15
8.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

As the excitement ramps up for this December's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, come back with us to the final moments of The Force Awakens and the destruction of Starkiller Base to learn the fate of Captain Phasma! Captured by the Resistance and thrown into a garbage masher, we follow the chrome-adorned warrior from the site of the First Order's biggest defeat to the doorstep of this holiday season's biggest blockbuster! Written by Kelly Thompson (HAWKEYE, STAR WARS ANNUAL 2016) and drawn by Marco Checchetto (STAR WARS: SHATTERED EMPIRE, STAR WARS: SCREAMING CITADEL), Captain Phasma will recondition you to love Star Wars again!
Rated T

  • 10
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Sep 9, 2017

    Buy this comic. I try to stay scarce with my 10s, but this one earned itself one. This is easily one of the best mainstream comics on the stands, and it impressed me at every turn. Pick this one up the second you see it. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Aaron Young Sep 10, 2017

    CAPTAIN PHASMA #1 is the first comic in a new series which promises to bridge the gap between the FORCE AWAKENS and THE LAST JEDI. Kelly Thompson's terrific characterization of the titular hero alongside Marco Chechetto and Andres Mossa's phenomenal art makes CAPTAIN PHASMA #1 not only a great STAR WARS comic, but a great comic in general. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Michael Hale Sep 7, 2017

    Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi:Captain Phasma #1 is a great ride that lets readers know about one of the most interesting new additions to the canon of Star Wars. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 6, 2017

    Captain Phasma is already shaping up to be one of Marvel strongest Star Wars miniseries. This first issue takes a brutal, efficient approach that very much suits this monolithic villain. It doesn't attempt to delve into her past or background, yet still serves to illuminate the character through her actions. That efficient approach to storytelling, coupled with the gorgeous tag-team combo that is Marco Checchetto and Andres Mossa, makes this a Star Wars comic every Phasma fan should read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 12, 2017

    While they could have done a full on origin story while avoiding doing that in the film, which they may still not do for all I know, this miniseries is looking to give us the story of how Phasma survived the end of The Force Awakens so she can be a part of what's to come. We don't get any reveals here of who is under the armor and it's all reminiscent of those days oh so long ago when all we had was an action figure of Boba Fett and nothing more, which lead to that first film appearance and then crazy old Marvel Comics stories that invented the sprawling background. There's a lot of appeal in that but what Thompson does here, wonderfully brought to life by this art team, is something tighter and simpler but very engaging. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 8, 2017

    This first issue does a good job of filling us in on what happened to Phasma at the end of Force Awakens, it also gives a sense of the desperation she must be feeling in trying to cover up her role in the destruction of Starkiller Base. A good read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Sep 9, 2017

    It's a pretty quick read, but Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi " Captain Phasma #1 is a nice bridge to the upcoming film as Thompson finally shows just how dangerous the lead Stormtrooper can be. This issue shows Phasma as more than just a lackey, being an adversary with cunning that knows how to look out for herself, even if it means putting other loyal soldiers at risk. Checcetto's artwork is nicely done and retains the look and feel of the Star Wars universe, especially when he succeeds with a character who is masked for the whole issue. This is definitely a good start to one of the big tie-ins for The Last Jedi. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 10, 2017

    This addresses what Phasma was doing after going in with the garbage, with a neat premise stated for future issues. I'm hoping the horrible computer blurs were destroyed with Starkiller Base, as the visuals don't require the effect. With this ending I am interested to see what Phasma does next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Sep 11, 2017

    A thrilling insight into a supporting character that fits perfectly into the world of Episode VII Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 11, 2017

    The Force Awakens may have made Phasma a joke, but Kelly Thompson, Marco Checchetto, and Andres Mossa are aiming to turn her into the breakout character we all knew she could be. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Sep 8, 2017

    Captain Phasma's first solo outing is a pleasant one. It successfully manages to flesh out a character we were hoping would've had more screen time in 'The Force Awakens' while bridging the gap to 'The Last Jedi'. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Sep 17, 2017

    So I hope that the storytelling in Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi " Captain Phasma gets stronger. This first issue shows the potential of the series, but is itself a bit lukewarm. Of course, this may be because Captain Phasma is still a character that is mostly a blank slate. Read Full Review

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