SWCO 2017: MARVEL REVEALS CAPTAIN PHASMA MINISERIES BRIDGING THE FORCE AWAKENS AND THE LAST JEDI EXCLUSIVE
THE CAPTAIN STRIKES BACK THIS SEPTEMBER.
Did you really think a trash compactor could stop Captain Phasma?
During todays just-finished publishing panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, Marvel announced a major new title: Star Wars: Captain Phasma, a 4-issue miniseries set after Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Launching in September from writer Kelly Thompson and artist Marco Checchetto, Captain Phasma will be part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi publishing program and well get to see her escape from the doomed Starkiller Base. Check out the awesome cover for issue #1 by Paul Renaud below.
StarWars.com caught up with the series creators to get their thoughts on continuing and expanding Phasmas story.
Kelly Thompson: Its exciting enough when someone lets you contribute to the Star Wars universe in any real way, but when they let you create the first ever Phasma story for comics? Well, thats about as good as it gets! Like most, Im a huge fan of both Gwendoline Christie and Phasma. Christie is magnetic and Phasma has so much fascinating untapped potential potential which I cant wait to help unlock for fans in our comic.
Ive been a fan of Marco Checchettos work for a long time. We actually almost got to work on something together once before and it didnt work out, so Im really excited that everything came together this time. And his work on Star Wars: Shattered Empire was some truly exceptional comics, and Im so excited about what hes bringing to Phasma.
Marco Checchetto: With this series, Ive had the opportunity to work on each era of Star Wars. Obi-Wan and Anakin in the prequel era, Shattered Empire and The Screaming Citadel in the classic trilogy, and now in the new era of Star Wars. Im thrilled to be working on new characters. Im a huge fan of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and obviously cant wait to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We have not seen much of Phasma, and Im very excited to explore more of this character. Kelly is a great writer. I cant wait to read her script and start work on the series!