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Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 (2016)

Over the years Star Wars has been through a rough patch. The prequels arrived and murdered child

hoods, the Dark Horse comics were slowly becoming average and to some the final straw was the Disney

incident. Instead of getting a movie based on the Old Republic, a new trilogy was announced. Around

the same time Marvel got the rights for the Star Wars comics and announced a new line of comics.

When the first issue of Marvels Star Wars came out, I was worried. As I read on I realized that its former

glory has been restored. To this day each issue of the main Star Wars line has been excellent. Even the

side comics like Chewbacca, Lando and Darth Vader are top notch. Eventually Star Wars Episode Seven

was released and destroyed every doubt I had. Now a review of The Force Awakens is a video for

another time, but the characters were awesome. Specifically, I speak of Poe Dameron. Right after the

movie, my first thought was when will Marvel release a comic with the new characters. Of course after

some time they announced a Poe Dameron solo comic and I must say I was excited beyond belief. Now

that it is finally out is it good?

First off I love the cover art of this issue. It fits the character and gives it a more serious and epic look.

The art of this book is really good. Just as I mentioned, it gives the book a serious tone, but also feels like

there is room for humor. The story of this book takes place before the events of The Force Awakens.

General Organa sends Poe Dameron the resistances best pilot on a mission to find Lor San Tekka (the old

man Poe talks to at the start of Episode 7). Sounds simple, but as the issue progresses Poe bumps into

the Creche. In their cave was the last known place that Lor San Tekka was found. Things escalate quickly

when they think Poe is there to destroy the egg that will bring them salvation. Poe notifies them that

this is not the case and just when they are about to help each other out the First Order arrives. Overall

the issue includes a lot of dialogue, but it is enjoyable. Poe is humorous and even though it’s a comic,

you read his lines in his voice. The rest of the cast is good, but Poe and BB-8 steal the show. The light

hearted moments don’t take away from the serious story line, but add character to the book. There isn’t

much action in this issue, so I can’t comment on that yet, but it did not bother me that there wasn’t any.

Overall this is a very good first issue and I am looking forward to this series. I would recommend every

Star Wars fan buys this book.

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