It’s apparent that with the recent release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a new cast of fan favorite heartthrob’s are on the rise. It didn’t take long until Poe Dameron, played by actor Oscar Isaac, lit up the skies of social media and soared across the universe, becoming a popular name in nearly every home amongst the Galaxy Far, Far Away.
Fans have proven that they cannot get enough of their favored resistance fighter pilot, proving to the franchise that the supply and demand for their newly-favorite character must be met, and Marvel has agreed to provide.
Set to debut in April, the comic conglomerate will release a dedicated series based upon Poe Dameron, written by Charles Soule and illustrated by renowned comic icon Phil Noto.
The storyline will begin as a prequel to The Force Awakens and will focus on Poe’s life and experience as an X-wing pilot, and leader of a squadron, working for General Leia Organa. The villainous First Order is on the same mission as Poe to locate the infamous Jedi Master, Luke Skywalker, leading up to Poe’s capture by the new villain to become Poe’s adversary, which will lead readers into the story telling of the ever-popular film. It has also been stated that the lovable and adorable fan-favorite droid, BB-8, will accompany Poe on his adventures, along with many other recognizable and familiar characters.
“Sometimes it can feel like the Star Wars universe is so well trodden and so many stories have already been told. 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.”
In previously released depictions through the four-part series Shattered Empire, we learned of Poe’s family, with his mother Shara Bey being the main character, playing a major role amongst the Resistance. Through this short series we saw our first look at Dameron, being just a young child, however, it’s expected that with the release of the new series will bridge the gap between the events that took place from childhood to adulthood.
Soule explained that he doesn’t anticipate providing an array of flashback scenes, but instead wants to expose Poe’s eccentric personality through the confident approach the squadron leader has to situations, as well as his relationship with other characters and the Force itself.
In a recent interview with USA Today, Soule stated:
“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,” he says. “If you think about it, he grew up the way we did, hearing all of these stories.”
The series is set to debut in April, but for anxious fans itching with anticipation for the release, you can catch up on Poe’s childhood through Shattered Empire, and get ready to take to the skies with your favorite X-wing pilot.