Star Wars by Charles Soule

Star Wars

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 Star Wars

TitleStar Wars
Release DateDec 13th, 2016
GenreMedia Tie In, Star Wars, Sequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Marvel

Reviews Star Wars

  • 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...
  • Calista
    There were some good ideas in this story. I don't think Poe's Charisma came through the novel very well. He was very different. I didn't care for the members of Black Squadron at all. There was no characterization. They were dull. The beginning was a little interesting and then we were introduced to the foil or antagonist - Tekka. He is dull also and I didn't like him at all.I thought the idea for the prison with the anti-gravity gun was interest...
  • Paul E. Morph
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Julie
    Oh gosh, this comic book was a delight! 4.5 stars. It covers some of Poe's shenanigans with Black Squadron (Jessika Pava, Snap Wexley, et al) in the leadup to The Force Awakens, on their search for Lor San Tekka -- and their clashes with Agent Terex, a First Order intelligence operative who is amazing, all mustachioed charm and whimsy as he and Poe wind up in a new cat-and-mouse game, an almost Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner-esque situation. There...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ivy
    5 🌟Enjoyed seeing Poe and the other members of Black Squadron. Hope they find Lor San Tekka soon. Didn't really like the prison very much. Wonder who the spy in Black Squadron is. Can't wait to read Poe Dameron #2: The Gathering Storm!!!
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Jonathan Maas
    Just awesome. I highly recommend it!
  • Scott S.
    This one started promisingly enough - with Dameron (quipping in a similar manner to the silver-screen version) engaging in the expected brave and/or reckless piloting, and then assembling a squadron for two special missions - but did not quite rise above B-level plotting. (The events depicted take place just before The Force Awakens.) The villain Terex, who appeared to resemble actor Robert Shaw in looks and DC's Sinestro in uppity / arrogant man...
  • Roy
    This was pretty subpar to anything Ive read in the marvel star wars universe. Poe is on thr hunt, taken around the galaxy trying to find a certain someone. Hint its a certain someone related to the films. The art is pretty average at best.
  • Neil R. Coulter
    I'm glad people (and opening-crawl texts) so often mention that Poe Dameron is the Best Pilot in the Galaxy (tm), because if they didn't, I would assume he's really uninteresting and helpless. Poe's highlights:**gets captured in the first few minutes of his film debut**his ship gets destroyed on a middle-of-nowhere planet**recites lame, quippy dialogue ("Who talks first? You talk first? I talk first?") in the presence of a cool villain**entrusts ...
  • Lydia
    Aw, Poe Dameron.
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Nicis
    Poe es el personaje que menos me agrada de la nueva trilogía, así que tal vez el comic cambie mi opinión? O la aumente? Idk, este primer volumen está ubicado directamente pre-TFA, con la misión de Poe de encontrar a Lord San Tekka. Aunque el resultado ya se conoce por la película, el comic permite conocer a los personajes del Black Squadron y familiarizarse un poco más con el resto de los pilotos de la Resistencia (Before the Awakening tam...
  • 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...
  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • Jasmine
    What a flyboy.