Just more than two-and-half years years after it debuted in the aftermath of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Marvel’s Star Wars: Poe Dameron series will conclude in September with issue #31, drawing to an end, for now, the tales and adventures of its namesake pilot and his fabled Black Squadron.
Marvel revealed what Comics With Kenobi had suggested was likely in its solicits for September’s comics, calling the issue the series finale.
“In this final chapter of the Poe Dameron series, we see what may be Black Squadron’s last mission, as they desperately attempt to find allies for General Leia Organa’s decimated Resistance.” The solicit went on to add: “It’s been one heck of a ride, but all stories must come to an end.”
Writer Charles Soule, who’s scripted the series for its entire run took to Twitter to confirm the move, noting, rightfully so, that the series wasn’t being canceled, but coming to a timely end.
“Yeah, it’s ending. There’s a weird conflation between ‘cancelled’ and ‘ending’ — they aren’t the same thing,” he wrote. “Sometimes it’s for sales, sometimes it’s story, sometimes other things. This is about the story ending in a nice, tidy place based on everything else happening in (Star Wars).”
While it’s no secret that Poe Dameron’s monthly sales had fallen off in recent months, that did little to hamper the storytelling within its page.
It’s most recent arc, and final, story arc “The Awakening,” was set just after the events of The Last Jedi and saw Poe recount to Rey and Finn the unseen events that enveloped Black Squadron — Snap Wexley, Kare Kun and Jessika Pava, as well as BB-8, among others — during the events of the film The Force Awakens.
The final issue of Poe Dameron will be on sale Sept. 26 and retail for $3.99. The final order cutoff for the book is Sept. 3. It’s creative team includes Soule, artist Angel Unzueta, colorist Arif Prianto, letterer Joe Caramagna and a Phil Noto cover.Powered by Sidelines