Marvel Star Wars Announces Poe Dameron #1 With an Epic Celebration!


The best fighter pilot in the Resistance is finally getting his own comic, and Marvel Star Wars is announcing his big day with an epic celebration as Black Leader hits comic book stores everywhere with Poe Dameron #1…

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About six-weeks ago, we reported that Poe Dameron would be getting a comic book run of his own, and yes it would definitely include BB-8. Well today, Marvel Star Wars has officially made the announcement that Black Leader himself — Poe Dameron — and his trusty and loyal astromech droid/sidekick — BB-8 — are getting their own set of adventures coming this April, with Poe Dameron #1. Here’s the Marvel Star Wars official press release:

Strap in and get ready because one of the breakout stars of the blockbuster Star Wars™: The Force Awakens is poised to star in one of the biggest comics of 2016! And your local comic shop is the place to be on April 6th to get your hands on the highly anticipated first issue of STAR WARS: POE DAMERON! In addition to being one of the first to read the can’t miss debut, fans who attend their comic shops’ POE DAMERON #1 CELEBRATION will also be able to receive special items exclusive to these launch parties.

The best pilot in the galaxy is ready to take comics by storm, and Marvel is making sure comic book stores worldwide are stocked up with enough materials to make STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 one of the biggest launches of the year. Each retailer opting into the POE DAMERON #1 CELEBRATION (FEB160756) will receive a party kit from Marvel, containing exclusive promotional materials including party exclusive variant covers, promotional buttons, cake toppers and more. Retailers, check your Marvel Mailer for additional information on how to opt-in by 03/07 and ensure your store is prepared.

All qualifying retailers will receive the following as part of the POE DAMERON #1 CELEBRATION:

  • Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 Invitational Postcards
  • Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 Promotional Pins
  • Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 BB-8 Lithographs by Joe Quinones
  • Star Wars: Poe Dameron  #1 Nakayama Jaxxon Sketch Party Variant
  • Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 Premiere Variant

Poe Dameron #1 kicks off before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Poe and BB-8 are hand-picked for the Resistance by General Leia Organa to lead a squadron of X-Wing pilots on a top-secret mission that could hold the key to saving the galaxy. But with the First Order on their tail, will the operation may be in jeopardy.

Poe Dameron #1 hits store on April 6th, next month and is written by Charles Soule with Art and Cover by Phil Noto:


BB-8 Variant by JOE QUINONES:

Jaxxon Party Variant by DAVID NAKAYAMA:

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Other variants that will be available (not shown here) are: Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY — Design Variant by PHIL NOTO — Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER — Movie Variant and Blank Variants will be available. Noto Sketch Variant and Cassaday Sketch Variant will also be available. Again, Poe Dameron #1 will hit stores on April 6th, next month.