Captain Phasma #4: A Dark Conclusion

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Captain Phasma and TN-3465, with the help of the Lupr'or, manage to breach through the line of creatures on the island and arrive at where Lieutenant Rivas is waiting. Phasma finally has her chance to confront the man who knows she betrayed the First Order.

Even with this potentially solved, that still leaves the matter of getting off the planet as well as other loose ends.

Captain Phasma #4 cover by Paul Renaud
Captain Phasma #4 cover by Paul Renaud

If the first issue of Captain Phasma displayed her relentlessness, this issue shows the depths of her cruelty. She shows a lack of caring or concern for her allies and no mercy for her enemies. She is truly the embodiment of the First Order and its philosophies.

This, honestly, makes her freaking awesome. Kelly Thompson paints the picture of a fantastic villain for the Star Wars series, and it has me more excited for her return in The Last Jedi than I already was, provided the movie gives this version of the character.

She does show some small capacity for respect and pity in the final part of the comic, even if it pales in comparison to the atrocities she has committed by then. But, it still shows a character with layers, and that is exactly what one should hope for.

A lot of my predictions came true in this issue, but, honestly, that didn't disappoint me. She behaved as a great villain should, showing concern for nothing more than herself. It overcame the embarrassment she received in the last act of Force Awakens, and she is quickly becoming one of my favorite Star Wars characters overall.

Captain Phasma #4 art by Marco Checchetto and Andres Mossa
Captain Phasma #4 art by Marco Checchetto and Andres Mossa

Marco Checchetto continues his incredible work on the artistic side of things, providing a gorgeous finale for this mini-series. His work is highly detailed, powerful, and outright astonishing. Andres Mossa manages to keep up on the coloring side of things, and the two make for a beautiful comic book.

The finale to Captain Phasma does not disappoint. With a fantastic lead, a great story, and incredible artists, #4 is everything I hoped it would be. It's nice when an ending doesn't disappoint you. I highly recommend it; pick this one up.

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About Joshua Davison

Josh is a longtime super hero comic fan and an aspiring comic book and fiction writer himself. He also trades in videogames, Star Wars, and Magic: The Gathering, and he is also a budding film buff. He's always been a huge nerd, and he hopes to contribute something of worth to the wider geek culture conversation. He is also happy to announce that he is the new Reviews Editor for Bleeding Cool. Follow on Twitter @joshdavisonbolt.