March 21, 2018- POE DAMERON #25
Just one book out from me this week, but it's a doozy - Poe Dameron #25. Here's the amazing cover by Phil Noto, with no trade dress so you can get the full effect (and as always, click through if you want to pick it up):
Poe #25 is designed to feel like a wrap-up of many threads we've been playing with in the series since all the way back in Poe Dameron #1 many moons ago. In that first issue, Leia Organa gave Poe a mission to track down Lor San Tekka, wherever he might be in the galaxy. Now, at last, we get to see how that plays out. There's also a sad-but-wonderful moment that becomes even more sad-but-wonderful when seen in light of The Last Jedi, but I'll let you read the issue first and then you can tell me what you think.
I did an interview about the series so far for Marvel.com, which you can read here, if you're so inclined. What that interview doesn't say, though, is that we didn't know when the series began that it would go this far. It was originally greenlit for a lower number of issues, and then expanded once we saw the response from readers and fans. As someone who loves Star Wars and has loved writing about this cast - not just Poe, but BB-8, the rest of Black Squadron and the characters who first saw life in these pages (Agent Terex, the dastardly, doomed Malarus, poor Oddy Muva, never totally trustworthy but awesome anyway Suralinda Javos and more) - let me say thank you to so many of you for reading and buying this book. Not just that, but talking to me about it at shows, on Twitter, in emails, etc. It means a lot. This book is still here because of you, and we're able to take chances with it and tell big stories because of you.
Even better - it doesn't end here! Still some big surprises to come. Poe Dameron #26 flashes forward in time - and if the story we see in #25 is set just before The Force Awakens, you can probably guess where we're going - straight into Episode VII. It's not exactly how you think, though, and the way we're telling the story is extremely cool and I can't believe I get to do it.
So, enjoy Poe #25 today, and tell me what you think! Next week brings a huge issue for me, DAREDEVIL #600!!! I'll be signing it at AwesomeCon in Washington DC next Friday afternoon only, from 2-4 PM, including a special Adi Granov variant version with three amazing covers you can check out here.
And finally, just because we're only two weeks out from the pub date of my first novel THE ORACLE YEAR, and I'm in constant shill mode - why not check out the book's page at www.oracleyear.com , where you can get lots of information about pre-orders, the bonus I'm doing for people who order the book ahead of time, and more. See you soon!