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Marvel are bringing Poe Dameron back in a solo series this April! UPDATED Official press release added

January 15th, 2016 by Marc Comments

After leaving your first screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it was probably easier to list the characters you wouldn’t want to see get their own spin-off. Luckily for us, FTN fave Poe Dameron will be blasting off in his very own ongoing Marvel comic series.

USA Today made the announcement that Star Wars: Poe Dameron will be launching in April, when the best fighter pilot in the Resistance will be headed up by Charles Soule and Phil Noto. The pair are no strangers to the galaxy far, far away as Soule has previously been working on Lando and Obi-Wan & Anakin, while it is Noto’s second entry, following Chewbacca.

In the interview with USA Today, Soule said of the character, “people reacting to him so strongly now just feels like we’re hopefully in a great position.” He was clearly a fan of Oscar Isaac’s performance from the word go, as evident from his Tweet on The Force Awaken’s opening weekend (below).

Noto added “I’ve seen people on Twitter and Instagram looking for Poe Dameron in the comics, now the pressure’s on us to deliver.”

This series will be set as a prequel to The Force Awakens, introducing “a new threat” from the First Order that sets Poe off on his mission. Speaking on the run’s new villain, Soule says it’s “going to feel fresh and cool.”

And there’s no need to panic, BB-8 will be making a return, as well as some of the newly introduced X-Wing pilots.

See you in April, Mr Dameron.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….