Lit Captain Phasma #1-4 (4/4 Released) [Journey to TLJ]

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Diego Lucas, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. WebLurker Jedi Knight

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    I don't know, I found the hyperbole grating. I prefer the art sell the issue, so to speak. YMMV.
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  2. Lord Sith Harloxzz Jedi Knight

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    She and Poe are the only characters who i like it from TFA
    I hope the comic is good
  3. SomethinSomethinDarkSide Jedi Knight

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    She said "explosion(s)" a lot lmao.
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  4. Hopeless Jedi Master

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    Thanks for the heads-up just picked up a copy and read it!

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    I do wish they explained how she got out of the trash compactor, but more interesting why did the Lt run?
    Is he a rebel spy?
    Or her co-pilot?
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  5. Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master

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    Nice that Phasma, played by the blonde and blue-eyed Gwendoline Christie, decides to pin her own treason and cowardice on a character obviously coded as Hispanic, and summarily murder him to get away with it. Very topical.
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  6. spicer Jedi Master

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    I liked it a lot, but I too wonder how she escaped the trash compactor...
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  7. Outsourced Jedi Knight

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    Uh. What. Where did you get that from.
  8. GatalentanKing Jedi Padawan

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    Lol wat. This is a joke, right?
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  9. IG_2000 Jedi Master

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    this is borderline experimental
  10. tatooinesandworm Jedi Knight

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    He wasn't running until she took a shot at him. Then with the knowledge that Phasma lowered the shields, he knows his life is forfeit.



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  11. vong333 Jedi Grand Master

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    I loved it, definitely better than the Star Wars Adventures book. I put that one back and kept this one. Nothing against IDW, but Dark Horse Star Wars Adventures was way better
  12. Outsourced Jedi Knight

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    I mean...

    They have completely different target audiences, art styles, tones, etc...
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  13. tatooinesandworm Jedi Knight

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    Alright, I love the direction this is going in. Almost a reverse "The Fugitive".

    And I feel like such a traitor saying this, but the art, while BEAUTIFUL, was hard to follow in some panels. Also, not a fan of the big "BOOM" letting with art inside the letters. I know it's a style choice, just wasn't clicking with me. Hopefully the next couple issues are easier to follow.

    Again - beautiful art. Just not a fan of the "camera angle" and implied motion between frames.


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  14. Chris_Fives Jedi Knight

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    So they have advertised it as 'how Phasma escaped the trash compactor' and they have actually not showed it ;(

    Other than that I'm glad they have updated Falcon's antena on the cover! Small thing, but good they are paying attention in the end...
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  15. Coherent Axe Jedi Padawan

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    In terms of the trash compactor:

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    The caption notes it's an "exterior wall" Phasma clambers through on the first page, which looks like it's been blasted or melted away. Since the Resistance is attacking, and there are explosions in the corridor she enters, I assume an explosion took a chunk out of the wall, letting her escape. Note the water still flowing out into the corridor, suggesting the blasted-away section hasn't been there for long.
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  16. Hopeless Jedi Master

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    I wish they revealed she blew the door from the inside demonstrating why she didn't struggle when they dropped her inside!
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  17. KikReask Jedi Padawan

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    So this is all about Phasma covering her ass and trying to pin the blame on somone else? Now I'm ready to believe she's a Resistence double agent if she shoots Snoke in the head and blames it on somone else. It's somewhat a bit childish on her character's part really, although I blame that on Abrams for that scene where this really strict veteran soldier is easily intimidated to betray her organization. Without that nonsense scene we wouldn't have this 'explanation' for how she gets back. But aren't force users good at sensing lies or something? Ren should sense who actually messed up.

    Art is quite beautiful though and I like the idea of her teaming up with a TIE pilot, but that's only because flying TIEs is my favourite part of the Empire in Battlefront II.
  18. Coherent Axe Jedi Padawan

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    Meh, you'd figure Finn and Han would have disarmed her first.

    At least it makes her more of an individual than generic soldier doing her duty -- and really, how much loyalty is there among frothing fascists when real danger rears its head? She knows Starkiller Base is a lost cause. Besides, Kylo's a little busy at the time getting sliced up by Rey.
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  19. Hopeless Jedi Master

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    How many ways are there to free yourself from inside a garbage dump when you're a Stormtrooper Commander?
  20. SilentGuy66 Jedi Master

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    I wonder if the plan was always for Phasma to be a honourless backstabbing selfish coward or that's just the way she HAS to be portrayed in comics and novels from now on so her TFA actions make sense?
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  21. spicer Jedi Master

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    I'd bet on the latter. But as long as it's executed well, it doesn't matter.
  22. LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master

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    Fie upon that disgusting, honorless shrew! And to think she had the audacity to tell Terex the FO is better than the Empire!
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  23. redxavier Jedi Grand Master

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    I think this Phasma is far more interesting than the one-dimensional fanatic we might have expected way back in the lead up to TFA.
  24. Coherent Axe Jedi Padawan

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    Well that's kinda the point, isn't it. They shout empty rhetoric until it's their life on the line. The officer who runs off in TFA is quite telling; he abandons ship once things start looking bad, trading rhetoric for pragmatism, and even assumes Hux's absence means he's legged it as well.
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  25. Hopeless Jedi Master

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    That depends on what's really going on providing they actually thought this out properly and the odds of there being more than one Imperial Officer resembling what Phasma's actress really looks like?

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    That's why I keep asking what was she thinking when Brendol had her home world bombarded from orbit?
    I think she thought she knew what ruthless was then discovered just how low her new ally could go when such an action was utterly unnecessary.
    Please note had her brother not pursued her their home would have been destroyed as soon as Brendol reached his ship in orbit.
    The reason I keep thinking Frey is Rey is because then rather than Kylo Ren its Phasma who has the redemption arc making it clear her actions towards Finn wasn't an isolated affair she genuinely tried to train them to survive the fact she feels insuring they're self sufficient and not leave themselves vulnerable when the First Order turns on them rather than just spawning an army of monsters!


    I'm getting more amused with the comic wishing they'd animate it!;)