Poe Dameron Gets His Own Comic Book.

Poe Dameron ComicThe first comic set in the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy era has just been announced for a debut in April – and it stars the fan-favorite ace pilot from The Force Awakens, Poe Dameron!


From USA Today:

Oscar Isaac’s Resistance flyboy from Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets his own Marvel Comics series in April with the ongoing Star Wars: Poe Dameron title, written by Charles Soule (Star Wars: Lando) and drawn by Phil Noto (Star Wars: Chewbacca).

While the Internet has embraced Poe’s bromance with John Boyega’s Finn in the movie, the new comic debuting in April focuses on the lead-up to the opening scene of The Force Awakens, which saw Poe seeking out mysterious traveler Lor San Tekka (Max von Sydow) on the planet Jakku for a key to finding the missing Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).


The story will feature a new antagonist and an abundance of familiar faces and locations. And who knows? Maybe we might just get to see how Poe got from Jakku to Takodana in the nick of time. Given that the story itself is being described as an ongoing title as opposed to a limited series, it seems likely that this book will replace Kanan (which is coming to an end in March) as the third major Star Wars comic series after the eponymous title and Darth Vader.


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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

Grant Davis (Pomojema)

Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

47 thoughts on “Poe Dameron Gets His Own Comic Book.

  • January 15, 2016 at 12:43 am

    Awesome! My favorite new character; this should be a great series!! Also, maybe we’ll get some more clues just to how exactly Lor San Tekka knows Leia!

  • January 15, 2016 at 12:47 am

    I’ve got a good feeling about this.

  • January 15, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Does this mean we’ll get the origin of that sweet jacket?

    • January 15, 2016 at 8:03 am

      That jacket is a total fetish in the movie, more than Vader mask.
      Even Rey is wearing it few seconds in 2 consecutive scenes in the Starkiller base..

      • January 15, 2016 at 6:35 pm

        ah rey wearing it was hot. XD

        Still think she should have said something about the cold tho – like, SO MUCH GREEN IN THE GALAXY IS WORTH COMMENTING ON BUT THIS PAINFUL, INESCAPABLE SENSATION IS TOTES FINE


        • January 15, 2016 at 7:39 pm

          Well I guess her Jakku clothes were not helping in the snow… may he was her early childhood in the planet Siberya before Jakku!

      • January 15, 2016 at 7:03 pm

        You could argue the jacket was a better character in the movie than Phasma 🙂

        • January 15, 2016 at 7:37 pm

          Haha that´s not difficult!

          The jacket became important when they launched 4 trailers and we could make a kind of mental timeline with BB8, the Jacket, the Falcon…

  • January 15, 2016 at 1:03 am

    smells like a money grab to me.

    • January 15, 2016 at 1:32 am

      Fun character that the fans love = money grab?

      lol ok

    • January 15, 2016 at 2:09 am

      By that reckoning, any comic, any book or piece of entertainment is a money grab.

      • January 15, 2016 at 6:49 am

        Thats exactly right, every piece of entertainment is made with the intent to make money. Only idiots will point this out as a bad thing

      • January 15, 2016 at 9:31 pm

        exactly ^

        The movie business is a business, and a business’s business is to make business.

    • January 15, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Disney purchasing Lucasfilm in 2012 was a money grab…it’s always been about the $$$. I’m just glad they are using Star Wars to make that money. 🙂 Win.Win.

  • January 15, 2016 at 1:16 am

    This is the same writer who did Lando, which was my favorite limited series comic. I like the character of Poe very much so I have high hopes. 🙂

    • January 15, 2016 at 7:59 am

      He saved the galaxy!
      Thanks to the Han Chew Rey Finn explosive charges hole job, of course.
      The force was with him even if he didnt know about it 😀

      • January 17, 2016 at 2:05 am

        Poe did the same thing Lando did in ROTJ. Was the force with Lando too ? I prefer to think that good pilots can blow up superweapons using only their skills and a targeting computer.

        • January 17, 2016 at 4:25 am

          Of course!
          With Han too many times, with Rey in Jakku in the Falcon when she was not aware. The force is all along the galaxy linking the good and evil, quoting Yoda.
          The point is… if you can do great things, like Han, Lando, Poe, Finn… who cares if you believe or not that you are managing the force?
          The force is with you!

          All the Obi Wan speech to hit the First Death Star, and we though Luke did it thanks to the force, and as you have said Lando (just in the moment Vader had turned to light) and Poe did it too.
          Poe in Kanata Castle is as good or better than any “force sensitive” pilot in any SW movie, cartoon, book…

  • January 15, 2016 at 1:21 am

    perfect, he’s got a interesting backstory to explore. 🙂

    • January 15, 2016 at 7:57 am

      I think force must have transmuted from Vader still hot ashes to Poe as he was conceived during the ewok night party festival celebrations.

      • January 15, 2016 at 2:46 pm

        He was a toddler when the Battle For Endor went down.

        • January 15, 2016 at 4:02 pm

          I though their parents met in Endor.

          • January 15, 2016 at 5:28 pm

            no, that was their reunion. Poe was born sometime after Battle of Yavin and before Hoth.

          • January 15, 2016 at 6:19 pm

            Is that information in any of the books?

          • January 15, 2016 at 7:52 pm

            Poes parents reunite on Endor after the battle and Poe along with his grandfather are mentioned only 17 weeks later suggesting that Poe was already born before the events of ROTJ. Unless Shara had a very short gestation pe

          • January 16, 2016 at 4:45 am

            Who is his grandfather?

          • January 16, 2016 at 6:13 pm

            He was referred to in Shattered Empire #4 by his parents as he is waiting for them to return home on Yavin IV. And then the TFA Visual Dictionary confirmed he was born a couple years before Endor.

          • January 17, 2016 at 4:41 am

            Thank you.

  • January 15, 2016 at 1:32 am

    From ‘going to die early in the story’ to one of our favorite characters.

    So awesome!

    • January 28, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      I feel like Poe will become to the sequel trilogy what Daryl is to The Walking Dead. Johnson, you kill Poe and we riot! 🙂

  • January 15, 2016 at 1:32 am


  • January 15, 2016 at 2:06 am

    that cover should be a part of “dont drink and fly your X Wing” campaign

  • January 15, 2016 at 3:49 am

    Hopefully this will clear up the Shattered Empire finale with the treeeeees.

    • January 15, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      In a way, that has been cleared up by other canon stories to an extent. That place at the end of Shattered Empire where the Damerons plant the tree (which was last seen in the Lost Missions of Clone Wars growing in the heart of the Jedi Temple) is in fact Yavin IV, which is also where Poe grew up, as his parents settled down in a colony on the forest moon (Before the Awakening). While the tree thing is still sort of a mystery, with Luke’s involvement in the procurement of the saplings, their origin at the Jedi temple in Clone Wars, and the location of Luke’s Jedi temple in Legends material, I think that we can speculate, with some degree of confidence, that Yavin IV will be revealed in canon to be the location of Luke’s Jedi academy. I think that’s what the trees signify.

      • January 25, 2016 at 4:04 am

        Dude, we need more Star Wars immediately. Move SW comic either post ESB or RotJ (preferably the later) and now that TFA is out give us (slowly and carefully) the 30 years we are missing! A Solo/Chewie RPG game between RotJ and TFA would fit nice and snuggly, perhaps the Visceral project? Bearing in mind that people will say ‘where can I find the lightsaber?’ Ad infinitum.

  • January 15, 2016 at 4:00 am

    I hope that A-wing on the cover means we’ll get some on screen again.

    • January 15, 2016 at 6:46 am

      We probably will, but I get the distinct feeling that it’s going to signify some kind of appearance from Poe’s mom (who piloted an A-wing herself).

      – Pomojema

      • January 15, 2016 at 3:07 pm

        If Shara shows up in this comic, it would have to be in a flashback scene as Poe was 8 when she died. Soule said he didn’t envision doing a lot of flashbacks (not to say he won’t do any though). While Poe’s first ship that he flew in was his mothers OT-era A-wing, the design of the cover suggests that it is in formation with the others flying under Poe. Poe was also a Republic military man before getting sucked in to the Resistance. Whereas the Resistance primarily uses X-wing fighters, the Republic would no doubt have access to a plethora of starfighters. Part of this comic could show us some of Poe’s time in the official Republic military. However, going along with your feeling, the A-Wing on the cover doesn’t seem to have been upgraded much since the OT, which is weird, given that the X-Wings have. It may in fact just signify an important part of his past.

  • January 15, 2016 at 4:38 am

    Chewbaca comic had really bland artwork, it needs to get a lot better in this one but I won’t hold my hopes up.

  • January 15, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Aw, Man. They already kind of covered this in Before The Awakening. A better idea would have it be a direct sequel to TFA since whatever his character does then likely won’t have much of an impact on VIII.

    • January 15, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      If it does end up being an ongoing series as the USA Today article suggests, then, even if the first arc covers that, the future arcs will more than likely move forward beyond TFA.

      • January 15, 2016 at 6:43 pm

        I hope so since before the film, He’s just a bored fighter pilot getting in random skirmishes for fun. I don’t mind seeing flashbacks to his OT childhood but I want to see him as a squadron leader in important missions against the First Order. They could even make a book series or game about it.

  • January 16, 2016 at 3:11 am

    Poe Dameron is the Legolas of the Star Wars Universe.

    He knocks down 10 TIE Fighters in a row in TFA.

    I approve this comic.

    • January 28, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      The “Best Fighter in the Resistance” title was confirmed after he blew up the first few back to back…and then he just kept going. Looking forward to this comic. I love the old X-Wing series and I hope this series has a similar vibe.

  • January 16, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    That cover is the pure homage to Top Gun

  • January 18, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    what i’m curious about is how they will “design” this comic ? since it takes place close to the force awakens we will see the new x wings and tie fighters but will we get to see other newly designed fighters or are the sticking to return of the jedi era A wings, B wings and Y wings to mix up the squadrons ? are they even allowed to design new ships or do they work close togheter with the episode 8 art department ?

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