Black Squadron (Star Wars: Poe Dameron, #1) by Charles Soule

Black Squadron (Star Wars: Poe Dameron, #1)

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 to investigate sites of historical importance to the Force — revealing backstory leading directly into The Force Awakens! Follow Poe and his X-Wing squadron on covert missions against the First Order, brought to you by writer Charle...

Details Black Squadron (Star Wars: Poe Dameron, #1)

TitleBlack Squadron (Star Wars: Poe Dameron, #1)
Release DateDec 13th, 2016
GenreMedia Tie In, Star Wars, Sequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Marvel

Reviews Black Squadron (Star Wars: Poe Dameron, #1)

  • Sam Quixote
    Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron was arguably the best new character in The Force Awakens. The perfect blend of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, Poe stole every scene he was in and it wasn’t surprising when rumours of a spinoff solo movie started doing the rounds. I’m all in favour of that, Disney, but one thing: please, please, please NEVER hire Charles Soule to write the script, he will torpedo any interest in the character like he did in this crapp...
  • Paul
    Phil Noto's artwork was great as always on this book... shame about the story.Nah, that's a little harsh. It was OK. You'll probably get more out of it if you actually enjoyed The Force Awakens....
  • Holden Johnson
    Marvel has done amazing so far with the new star wars canon comics.Poe Dameron Vol 1: Black Squadron contains issues 1-5 of the new Poe Dameron comic from marvel. This is one of the few series in the new marvel comic selection that takes place in unknown time periods during and around the events of episode 7, The Force Awakens. So, of course, this makes me very excited to see more into the new universe.This volume was very exciting and showed me ...
  • Lata
    Charming Poe Dameron is sent on a mission by General Leia Organa to find Lor San Tekka. With the help of BB-8 and the members of Black Squadron, Poe travels from place to place, with First Order Agent Terex (I kept thinking T-Rex!) showing up on the same mission.Some action, a little mystery, with more to be revealed, hopefully, of how the First Order seems a little ahead of the Resistance.
  • Chad
    This was the first one of the Marvel Star Wars books I was bored with. Disney has such a tight control on what can be done with any of the characters that all these EU stories involving anything with the new movies are bland and uninteresting. Adding Charles Soule to the mix doesn't help. His writing for Marvel has been uninteresting at best and that trend continues here. The plot of this whole series is the hunt for Max Von Sydow. He's supposed ...
  • Allie
    My rating is me being a bitch. Kind of. Usually before I read any book I'll look up the reviews, to see if my bookish friends liked them or just to see what the ratings have averaged out to. If I would've seen the reviews before reading this, I wouldn't have read it. Fortunately, a friend came and dropped this on my table and told me to read it. He does this often and, truthfully, some of his recommendations are pthhhpbb. That said, I'm glad I re...
  • Sesana
    Essentially a direct prequel to Force Awakens, the story of how Poe found Lor San Tekka, and, I presume, how the First Order was right behind him. The story was fairly good, and there's some nice action sequences. But there's some truly awful dialog in there. Nice art, though.
  • Michelle Curie
    Poe Dameron was my favourite new character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so the fan in me was curious to find out how a series with him as the protagonist would play out. Not that anyone would forget, but the former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter is the best pilot in the galaxy. Black Squadron is set before the events of The Force Awakens and focusses on his and General Leia Organa's efforts to find the map revealing Luke Skywalker's...
  • Bhanuj
    The story, the artwork, the plot, everything was below average. Poe Dameron is my third favorite character from Star Wars after Yoda and R2D2. You can say, that I have a little man-crush on the best pilot in the whole galaxy. I was super excited to find that Poe has his own series but I am super disappointed after reading it. The story is a prequel to Episode 7. The volume 1 collects issue #1-6. Everyone wants to find out where Luke Skywalker is,...
  • Anthony
    I was expecting a lot from this, but it's overall pretty average. I won't complain about BB-8 and Poe getting their own comic, but we don't really get into their history much. Instead, we're introduced to a lot of other characters that'll be supporting players coming up. Probably why this arc was called Black Squadron. I hope the next arc is better.
  • Lance Shadow
    Star Wars: Poe Dameron is yet another comic book series released by Marvel that focuses on a side character from the films. This series is meant to be a direct prequel to The Force Awakens. Despite the slight feeling of pointlessness to it all, writer Charles Soule and artist Phil Noto delivered a very fun read and I look forward to seeing how this story connects to the opening scene on Jakku.This is one of those stories that much like Drew Karpy...
  • Clarissa
    This was okay. I wanted to love it. I really did but the plot felt predictable and a little boring at times. Of course, this is a direct prequel to The Force Awakens, so that may be part of it but I wasn't pulled into the story. I adore Poe Dameron and BB-8 but I don't get the same charm that I loved from the movie that I do here. The artist does a good job making him look almost exactly like Oscar Isaac but, alas, the writer could not transfer h...
  • Jonathan Maas
    Just awesome. I highly recommend it!
  • Jessamyn Leigh
    Poe is a precious noble loyal sea turtle. I love BB-8. I love the rest of the squad. All of them going on adventures? Sign me up. Phil Noto's art is always the prettiest and I'll never be over the way he does stuff with color. Basically this is everything I could want in a comic.
  • Lydia
    Aw, Poe Dameron.
  • Chris
    Poe Dameron was the only thing I liked about Force Awakens, outside of Leia. BB8 was nice, but (he's R2, right? Finn was interesting but confusing, and Rey was a Mary Sue (not surprising since Luke was a Marty). But Poe was fun.There is not much back story about Poe, and there are some actions that make me question certain plot points. Look, I know all the myth points about SW, but honesty, there are so many plot holes in the movies that you ride...
  • Dana
    Phil Noto is one of my favorite comic artists and Poe is one of my favorite Star Wars characters so I kind of had to pick this up. Was expecting a bit more out of it (and wanted more backstory than just the immediate events leading up to TFA), but it wasn't so bad. I'll be picking up the next few volumes and hopefully I like them more!
  • Dreximgirl
    I really loved this graphic novel. Poe was my favourite character from The Force Awakens and I really enjoy getting to know him and his team better in this graphic novel series. Looking forward to reading volume 2 :)
  • Jasmine
    What a flyboy.
  • Kathleen
    Poe Dameron is my cute, sweet, ridiculous space son, so naturally when I saw a graphic novel about him, I picked it up. This volume collects the first six (? maybe four?) issues in the series and two separate story arcs in one long quest to find Lor San Tekka. It's essentially a prequel to The Force Awakens, and explains how Poe got to Jakku in the first place. Sort of. Part of the way there, anyway.I have to admit, the first arc is ehhh. We see ...
  • Hong
    This was super silly AND I LOVED IT.
  • Becca
    While I find the story average and a little predictable... I sure as hell enjoy staring at Oscar Isaacs face.
  • Emily
    I enjoyed Poe’s story... but I also didn’t. It’s not that Black Squadron’s not good, I just felt like Poe’s character is contradictory to what we know now about him. After seeing the Last Jedi we see Poe be irresponsible, taking chances to be a hero rather than thinking about losses: he is still working on being a leader. In Black Squadron, which happens before the events of the Force Awakens, Poe seems like a decent leader even reprima...
  • Jeff Lanter
    So far a nice surprise is not something I've been able to say about many Star Wars comics I've read but Poe Dameron is that. I've found most of them to be just a little underwhelming and almost as if they were for some other Star Wars fan and not me. Poe Dameron differed because it is a story that feels more like how Dark Horse handled Star Wars. While it does ostensibly tie into Force Awakens, you don't really need to know much about the movie t...
  • Renata
    This was a pretty fun read! I think a lot of what I enjoyed about Poe--Oscar Isaac's charm, cool flying scenes--are a little hard to translate into comics format though? But it was fine. I guess it maybe ties in to some of the novels that I haven't read? I feel like I understood it fine, as a reader willing to accept a bunch of new rando pilot characters, but I guess some of those randos have their own stuff going on elsewhere? My level of Star W...
  • Crystal
    Nice artwork, good plot, and I liked getting to see more of Poe and BB-8, especially since BB-8 had some side action of his own. I was surprised how much fun it was to read a couple of pages of panels that were mostly just the beeps and whistles of droidspeak but the author and illustrator nailed it.
  • Morgan (The Bookish Beagle)
    I love the dialogue in this comic, Poe is so snarky just like the beginning of Ep 7 and it's really neat to get to know his squadron too. Plus BB8! I'm excited to read the rest of the comics! I like where the story is heading.
  • Jesse
    I picked this up hoping it would make me more of a fan of Poe, but it seems instead that this is geared towards folks who already like him. So, while the story was fairly interesting, I wasn't invested and it, sadly, didn't change my mind much about him.
  • Jen
    2.5 Just OK. I do think it could be great as it goes along, though.
  • Christy
    BB8 saves the day, again!