Poe Dameron is Getting His Own Comic Book


By: Haylee Fisher (@haylee_fisher)

Following the massive, record-shattering success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the subsequent burgeoning fandom surrounding Poe, Finn, and Rey, the best Resistance pilot in the galaxy is getting his own comic series.

The series, a Marvel Comics collaboration, will fill in the blanks regarding Poe’s mission to Jakku, further explaining the opening scene of The Force Awakens. It will also dive further into Poe’s history as a pilot, focusing on his missions from General Leia Organa and introducing a new villain.
It will be written by Charles Soule, no stranger to Star Wars comics. His previous work included Star Wars: Lando and has clearly been a fan of Poe since he saw the new movie.

In speaking to USA Today, Soule explained why he thought a comic was the perfect place to explore the world of Star Wars and its cast of characters.

“Sometimes it can feel like the Star Wars universe is so well trodden and so many stories have already been told,” he said. “But the way the Episode VII galaxy is set up, there are opportunities for new archetypes almost, and the bad guy we’re working with is going to feel fresh and cool.”

Drawing the series will be Phil Noto, who has worked on Star Wars: Chewbacca and the critically acclaimed Black Widow series.

The comic will also feature other fan favorite characters including Poe’s fellow pilots and of course his lovable and loyal droid BB-8.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron is actually the second comic series filling in the 30-year gap between films, following last year’s Journey to the Force Awakens: Shattered Empire, touching on some of Poe’s backstory through his parents, pilot Shara Bey and soldier Kes Dameron.

Soule is confident this new series will be the best way to reveal Poe’s personality and perhaps even help fans see a bit of themselves in him.
“It’s silly not to explore the idea of a guy who grew up steeped in the Rebellion and the older Republic and all of those myths and legends,” he said. “If you think about it, he grew up the way we did, hearing all of these stories.”

Star Wars: Poe Dameron hits shelves in April.

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