Captain Phasma #3 Review: A Glimpse Into Phasma's Past

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Captain Phasma #3 cover by Paul Renaud
Captain Phasma #3 cover by Paul Renaud

Captain Phasma, TN-3465, and the local population are now working together to get across the water. Phasma and TN-3465 want to find First Order Lieutenant Sol Rivas. The Lupre'en want to kill the creatures that are threatening to wipe them out. Together, they may yet stop the creatures and get to Rivas.

In terms of plot, this issue of Captain Phasma is the slowest so far. It reaches something of a holding pattern to prepare for the last issue and presumed final showdown between Phasma and Rivas.

However, it allows for some insight into Phasma that some the past two fast-paced books didn't quite allow.

We actually get some flashbacks from Phasma, and we see what her life was like before joining up with First Order and becoming the ruthless officer she is now. It's brief, but as shrouded in mystery as Phasma is, it does offer a lot of what makes her tick.

Captain Phasma #3 art by Marco Checchetto and Andres Mossa
Captain Phasma #3 art by Marco Checchetto and Andres Mossa

TN-3465 continues to get a decent personality, too. She serves as a bit of comic relief to balance out Phasma's stern determination. She's pretty charming for a stormtrooper, and I like her.

The Lupre'en are portrayed as Phasma's most unwitting accomplices. They perceive the two First Order members as selfless saviors, when, in reality, they are using the Lupre'en as a means to an end.

Of course, even TN-3465 is unaware of the truth of Phasma's mission.

Marco Checchetto continues to astonish with his incredible artwork. His eye for style and detail make for a gorgeous comic, and Andres Mossa's no slouch on the color end of things, either. The two make a great artistic team.

Captain Phasma continues to be a great series and interlude between The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. It's been a great read, and I highly recommend it. The finale will hopefully be quite something, too.

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