Flying Solo: Poe Dameron’s Getting His Own Comic Book

Flying Solo: Poe Dameron's Getting His Own Comic Book
Credit: Phil Noto/Marvel

Dying to get to know our new Star Wars trio a little better, but reluctant to delve into the massive Extended Universe? Fear not, Poe Dameron fans! Marvel has got our backs!

The best pilot in the Resistance is due to get his very own comic series in April, USAToday announced, with the title Star Wars: Poe Dameron. Written by Charles Soule (Star Wars: Lando) and drawn by Phil Noto (Star Wars: Chewbacca, Black Widow), Poe’s certainly in good hands!

On the great audience response to this new character with relatively little screen time in The Force Awakens, Soule said: “To see people reacting to him so strongly now just feels like we’re hopefully in a great position.”

Noto said “I’ve seen people on Twitter and Instagram looking for Poe Dameron in the comics. Now the pressure’s on us to deliver.” And deliver we’re sure they will!

The new comic is set to focus on the lead-up to Poe’s mysterious mission to Jakku at the beginning of the film, as well as his relationship with General Leia Organa and his pilot squad.

“Sometimes it can feel like the Star Wars universe is so well trodden and so many stories have already been told,” Soule explained. “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.

“It’s not as instinctive in some ways as writing a story about, say, Lando Calrissian was for me – I’ve been thinking about Lando Calrissian for 30 years, whereas Poe Dameron I’ve been thinking about for six months.” Well, it didn’t take him long to capture the fans’ hearts and imaginations!

Noto, much like a lot of fans (myself included!), has been binging on Oscar Isaac’s filmography to get a feel fro drawing that beautiful face! “Seeing so much of him on screen, it’s easier in a way to act that part out in my head while I’m drawing: How would Oscar Isaac act in this situation as Poe Dameron?” he said.

We already got a little bit of his backstory in Shattered Empire, which showed his parents, pilot Shara Bey and soldier Kes Dameron, in the aftermath of Return of the Jedi, and we know he grew up on Yavin IV (aka space-Guatemala!), but we’re ready to learn more about the man himself!

“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,” Soule said. “If you think about it, he grew up the way we did, hearing all of these stories.” Poe’s just as much of a fan of Leia as we are! A total fanboy!

Get ready to see him taking on the galaxy in Star Wars: Poe Dameron, in April!

Sneh Rupra

Sneh Rupra

Sneh is a 19 year old Classics student from London who loves all things Marvel! When not reading comics or crying over Cap 2, she can be found watching Hannibal from behind the sofa, forcing herself to read ASoIaF or, most likely, sleeping.
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