Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Star Wars: Poe Dameron, Vol. 5: The Spark and the Fire (comic) - Paul's REVIEW

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Star Wars: Poe Dameron, Vol. 5: The Spark and the Fire
Writers: Charles Soule & Jody Houser
Artists: Angel Unzueta, Arif Prianto, & Andrea Broccardo
Recent Release Date: December 4, 2018

Poe Dameron Vol.1
Poe Dameron Vol.2
Poe Dameron Vol.3
Poe Dameron Vol.4

Synopsis: Lor San Tekka has been found! Now Poe Dameron is off to recover the missing link to legendary Jedi master Luke Skywalker's whereabouts. But his plan goes astray when the First Order intervenes on Jakku... Meanwhile, the rest of Black Squadron takes off on their most daring mission yet! Follow everyone's favorite Resistance crew as Poe Dameron tells Rey and Finn all about his unseen adventures during the events of Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens!



Review: This is the conclusion of the ongoing Poe Dameron comic series. Over the first four volumes, Black Squadron went on missions for the Resistance gathering intel on the rising First Order. This volume begins at the conclusion of The Last Jedi with Poe, Rey, and Finn aboard the Falcon. Through different characters interacting, the story of The Force Awakens and The Lats Jedi is retold from new perspectives. We get to see what the Black Squadron was up to the whole time. I really enjoyed the format of this volume.

My favorite part of this comic is the interactions between primary characters. Nien Nunb makes an appearance! In the third issue, there's an epic reveal about who's interacting.  

After reading this, I'm really hoping that Episode IX has a time jump. The Annual #2 that is also included in this volume was unimpressive to me. It takes place prior to The Force Awakens and features some strange cameos that I didn't think fit well with the story. 

I give this volume a 4/5. I look forward to seeing Poe and the Black Squadron making appearances again in comics closer to Episode IX.


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