Star Wars “Hot Shot Pilot”, Poe Dameron, Gets His Own Marvel Comic

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Marvel Comics has released the details of a new Star Wars title featuring the charming and highly skilled Resistance pilot Poe Dameron.

“Poe Dameron, former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter, is the best pilot in the galaxy. Hand-picked for the resistance by General Leia Organa to lead a squadron on a top secret and vital mission…Poe sets off investigating sites of historical importance to the Force.”

In an interview with Comic Book Resources, creator Charlie Soule, gives further insight into the new comic.

“It’s set before The Force Awakens. The New Republic and the First Order are in a position of detente, and while there have been a few small skirmishes between the Resistance and the First Order, it’s very much a sort of cold war. That said, the “Star Wars” galaxy is a dangerous place, and the First Order isn’t the only opponent Poe will face.”,said Soule, “We also see a bunch of characters that readers will recognize from The Force Awakens, as well as new and old faces from across the Star Wars galaxy. Poe is part of a squadron, like a special missions crew, and it’s a great mix of folks.”

When asked about who the “main villain” will be in the series, Soule described him as “[like] Grand Moff Tarkin in “A New Hope.” His approach to conflicts is very interesting, and he can be a charmer. I think of him almost like an evil Lando.”

Star Wars: Poe Dameron will be in stores April 6th.

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