Poe Is On The Run in Marvel’s Poe Dameron #11


Written by Charles Soule

Art and cover art by Phil Noto


Things are heating up for Poe Dameron and super-spymaster C-3PO! The First Order is on their tail…and Terex’s evil cronies as well. Not to mention… Who’s feeding information to the First Order in the first place?




When we left Poe, BB-8 and C-3PO in the last issue, they were on their way out of the Kaddak system, and they were forced to leave Oddy behind. Poe doesn’t think Oddy would be in too much danger as he is not the type to look for trouble. Little does he know that Oddy is on board the Carrion Spike and that Terex and his people are following Poe’s signal after his ship entered hyperspace.



This scene and the one that follows show just how little Terex thinks of the First Order. One of his men is surprised that he would not supervise the operation himself, to which Terex says that if they were the First Order he would have.


In his room, he talks to Captain Phasma. She requests the explanation and openly threatens him with Kylo Ren. But, Terex is not intimidated because, he claims, he met Vader once. He explains to Phasma that he will use Poe to get to the Resistance base and attack it with his fleet.



Supreme Leader Snoke has forbidden open hostilities with the forces aligned with the New Republic, because it is not the right time. He retorts that his men aren’t First Order and he can do what neither of their leaders can do. He basically dismisses Phasma like a lackey. The resentment Terex has for the First Order is so great that you have to wonder what did they do or didn’t do to earn his massive disrespect. Also, you have to wonder how long he would be able to get away with it. I’m thinking we might get to see Kylo Ren in the near future when he arrives to clean up Terex’s mess.



Terex asks for a drink and is served by female Abednedo, which is Oddy Muva’s species.


During the hyperspace jump, Poe confers with BB-8 and C-3PO about the traitor within the Resistance. By process of elimination, he realizes it was Oddy and decides to pull the ship out hyperspace because they cannot risk bringing Nunzix to the base on D’Qar.



Oddy, in the meantime, is caught by one of the Rancs. When he cannot talk his way out of it, he fights him and wins. We learn the reason for his treason – the First Order is holding his wife (Terex’s server) captive.



The entire force of Terex’s fleet surrounds Poe. He sends the message to the Resistance so they would know what happened to them. Terex isn’t happy that Poe saw through his ploy and decides to kill him. In the ensuing fight Poe’s X-Wing is hit and they crash on a nearby planet.



This is one of those issues which are necessary to move the plot forward, but don’t give us much of the story. The one revelation we got was the one about Oddy which we all pretty much suspected. But, the fact that he sneaked onto the ship of the people he supposedly spied for, didn’t sit right with me. We now know why he did it – to save his imprisoned wife. I guess someone like Cassian Andor would have something to say about endangering the entire Resistance for a single life. Let’s hope for Oddy’s sake that the Resistance under Leia is operating with higher moral standards.


Did I mention before how much I like Terex? I must have, several times. We saw the moment when Terex found out about the existence of the First Order. He seemed very hopeful for the future at the time. Obviously, he became disillusioned in the meantime and sees the First Order and its leaders as inefficient upstarts. But, we know from other stories that those upstarts have short fuses and I am afraid Terex will have a short career. Too bad, he seems the most interesting of the First Order followers.


While I generally like the Poe Dameron comic as the whole, I do have some qualms. Since the beginning, I was hoping we will learn more about the Resistance or at least Poe’s squadron. I was also hoping to learn more about Poe as a person. And I don’t know if Soule’s hands are tied because of the future Star Wars projects, namely The Last Jedi, but he isn’t moving away from a few things we already do know about Poe – that he is a badass pilot, believes in the cause and that he is a great friend. Perhaps Rogue One has spoiled me, but I hoped for some nuance, especially because his role in The Force Awakens wasn’t that big. Or maybe the pages of the comic don’t have Oscar Isaac’s charm which sold this character to all of us despite minimal screen time.


However, we are quickly approaching the end of this arc – we will have Captain Phasma’s non-hologram appearance in the next couple of issues and the fight between Terex’s forces and Black Squadron which will inevitably arrive to help Poe promises to be epic. That is still a little ways off, because in…






Poe is on the run from Terex’s forces with only C-3PO and BB-8 to help him! Can the greatest pilot in the galaxy survive without a ship? PLUS: A traitor revealed?!



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11 thoughts on “Poe Is On The Run in Marvel’s Poe Dameron #11

  • February 16, 2017 at 3:11 am

    I have not been reading this but I appreciate you guys keeping me informed. I am the Mark Ellis to your Harloff.

  • February 16, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    events in this series are still set before TFA?

    • February 16, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      Yes, they are.

      • February 16, 2017 at 7:42 pm

        thanks. Asking cause didn’t want them to be spoilt, but was curious about this thing. They still weren’t released here in italy.

  • February 16, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    This was another pretty solid issue IMO. I’m glad this comic has really turned around.

  • February 16, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    meh…I think they still need to tweek Poe to make him a little more interesting. But, much improved!

  • February 16, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    I cant believe that the most important aspect of a comic, the art, is too quick and sketchy. It looks like the artists are in a rush, and the final product is not finished, if you compare this pages with the issue 7, you will see an huge difference in execution, its not about art style, its about laziness.

    • February 16, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      Yes, Im an artist and professional illustrator so I can say this, not saying the artists are bad, just they can do it better, coming from a marvey-disney-lucas comic

    • February 17, 2017 at 4:02 am

      Some panels are guilty of this more than others. Just in the examples above you can see this. It’s odd.

  • February 17, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks for letting Trump win with the hacking Lady.

    • February 17, 2017 at 6:04 pm


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