With Marvel’s solicits now out for March 2018, we get a look at the Star Wars titles that will come out that month.
March sees Star Wars: Poe Dameron reach its landmark 25th issue, and the solicit does present some interesting possibilities.
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #25
CHARLES SOULE (W)
Angel Unzueta (A)
Cover by PHIL NOTO
It’s the end of an era for Poe Dameron. With the Resistance and the First Order on a collision course and his mission to find Lor San Tekka nearly at an end, the force of Poe’s destiny draws him on toward an awakening…
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The implication here is that the series is finally catching up with where we all first met X-Wing fighter pilot Poe Dameron at the start of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
With the comics that have been handled by Marvel, few have taken place after the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and even when they do they stick to a very short time afterwards. The comics by and large have more or less stuck in the ‘past’, generally set between the events of Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
Not to mention, the current movie Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi takes place seemingly mere days after the events of The Force Awakens, so the it raises the question: is this the end of the Poe Dameron comic?
Will this see Charles Soule et al.’s series end for now, or will they actually be able to continue and tell stories during and after The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi?
Only time will tell, but it probably doesn’t look so good for the Resistance’s finest pilot.
UPDATE: So it seems Charles Soule, in his excitement for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, already revealed that Poe Dameron will continue past March’s issue 25.
Perhaps I shouldn't be saying this a month early, but I've got Star Wars Fever™ and can't be held accountable for my actions. The Poe Dameron comic will continue past #25. Onward and upward! https://t.co/CQcBrQnFdx
— Charles Soule (@CharlesSoule) December 19, 2017
This is itself will be interesting however, as thus far, Marvel haven’t published much in the way of Star Wars titles taking place during or after The Force Awakens.
There is a chunk of time in that film when we don’t see Poe Dameron, so perhaps we’ll get some of this, and maybe, just maybe, we’ll see the stories continue passed that. But considering that The Last Jedi takes place so shortly after The Force Awakens, it will be interesting to see how far they can go.