By: Dominic Jones
The best frickin' pilot in the galaxy is getting his own comic series. Marvel announced today (via USA Today) that a Poe Dameron mini series would begin hitting comic book store shelves in April of this year. The series will be written by Charles Soule (who has also written the Lando and Obi-Wan & Anakin series for Marvel) with art by Phil Noto (who's previously illustrated several Star Wars young readers novels including the recent Before the Awakening).
According to USA Today,
"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)."
About the challenges of writing a Poe Dameron series, Soule said,
"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.”
On dealing with Poe's backstory, Soule added,
“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. If you think about it, he grew up the way we did, hearing all of these stories.”
Noto told USA Today that, to prepare for the series, he's been going through Oscar Isaac's filmography, saying,
“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?”
Are you excited about a Poe Dameron comic series? And what other The Force Awakens characters would you like to see get their own series? Let us know in the comments!
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