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UPDATED JANUARY 20th: Official Press Release now included

That sound you hear is the sound of a million eyeballs turning into hearts and popping out of people’s heads. Yes, it’s true, Internet darling and undeniable charming as all hell mega-hunk Poe Dameron is getting his own Marvel comic series written by Charles Soule with art by Phil Noto. That’s…well, that’s actually pretty perfect, no? With both creators already having success and familiarity in the Marvel Star Wars Universe (with Lando and Chewbacca, respectively) this new series focusing on the lead-up to Poe’s first appearance on Jakku in The Force Awakens is in pretty capable hands. Per USA Today, Soule and Noto are planning on digging deeper into the world of The Force Awakens while adding depth to Poe’s personality. Oh, and don’t worry, BB-8 is co-starring. For all the details, check out the full story from Brian Truitt over at USA Today.

STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 Soars Into Comic Shops This April!

New Ongoing Series Featuring Fan-Favorite Character!

Strap in and lock your s-foils in attack position because one of the breakout stars of the blockbuster Star Wars™: The Force Awakens is coming to comics! Today, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are proud to announce STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1, a new ongoing series coming this April! Superstar creators Charles Soule (Lando, Obi-Wan and Anakin) and Phil Noto (Chewbacca) take you to a galaxy far, far away for the new adventures of Poe Dameron – former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter and the best pilot in the galaxy!

“With Star Wars: The Force Awakens exceeding expectations the world over, it could not be a better time to be a Star Wars fan,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “And with Poe Dameron being one of the breakout stars of the film, we’re thrilled we get to continue the story of this fan-favorite in the comics. Expect a series with the same high benchmark of quality as our recent Star Wars titles.”

Set before the events of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, be there for Poe’s daring adventures as they take him to the edges of the galaxy and back. Hand-picked for the Resistance by legendary General Leia Organa, follow Poe, BB-8 and a squadron of X-Wing pilots on a top-secret mission that could hold the key to saving the galaxy. But with the full might of the First Order on their tail, will the operation be short lived?

Can’t get enough Star Wars? Get your astromech droid and hop in the cockpit of your X-Wing, because you won’t want to miss this one! This April, learn more about the Resistance’s aerial ace when STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1comes to comic shops and digital devices!

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STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art & Cover by PHIL NOTO
Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
BB-8 Variant by JOE QUINONES
Design Variant by PHIL NOTO
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
Movie Variant Also Available
On Sale in April!

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