Star Wars: Poe Dameron #2

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #2

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Phil Noto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 4, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 9
8.4Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

+ Pull List

• The first FORCE AWAKENS era comic series continues!
•  Who is Captain Terrex of the First Order...and how did he find Poe's squadron?
•  Can Poe and company beat Terrex to their prize?
Rated T

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Leia Calderon May 9, 2016

    On the whole, "Poe Dameron" #2 adds even more perfect world-building to the lovingly crafted new Expanded Universe. There's care in every detail, from character likenesses to callbacks in the names of ships to footnotes about the novels. If you've enjoyed what Marvel has offered so far in their "Star Wars" titles, "Poe Dameron" will not disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 5, 2016

    A fantastic villain debuts to make Poe's life miserable. A fabulous read! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Joshua Lago May 5, 2016

    I admit I expected more spectacle than substance from this umpteenth new Star Wars spin-off to fill in seemingly innocuous details the movies didn't get around to filling in, but with each issue I'm pleasantly surprised at the care and detail spent crafting these new tales. Fascinating characters, informative dialogue, and wonderfully detailed world-building that rivals some of my favourite aspects of the classic Expanded Universe content. The dynamic duo of Charles Soule and Phil Noto have given us a thoroughly exciting new adventure set in the Star Wars universe, perfect for new readers and Wookiepedia editors alike, and Poe Dameron #2 will likely rival issue one as one of the comics I most recommend to just about everybody. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray May 5, 2016

    This particular issue goes pretty deep down the canonical hole, at one point directing readers to one of the prose novels to see how a story came to be, but at least that demonstrates how closely the Star Wars story group is watching everything that happens. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Sam Wildman May 14, 2016

    Hell, Terex used to be a stormtrooper. And here he is all grown up and back to his old tricks basically. Another cool thing to see was how reluctant the Resistance and First Order were to engage with one another. It seems that though they are basically mortal enemies both have standing orders only to shoot if they are shot at first. I like that we're getting a glimpse at the way things were before they really went to hell in The Force Awakens. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 5, 2016

    Poe Dameron is filled with potential and I can see how it can bring to life some of this time period in a way to help make the world of the films more engaging. Right now it's in that state where it's trying to find its voice and I'm more than willing to give it time because I like the character and the potential to expand on him and Black Squadron has me interested in it, as well as the Resistance in general. I'm simply more curious as to what shape the book will take after this arc, or how long until it connects up to The Force Awakens. Until then, I'm feeling fairly ambivalent about the book as an individual work. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 5, 2016

    Poe himself also finds more a backseat role this time around, and while it's nice to see the rest of Black Squadron get some focus, their impact too feels minimal. That puts the book's entertainment value squarely on Phil Noto's artistic shoulders. While his great colors and exceptional character work again impress, it's ultimately not enough to elevate a so-so outing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Inklings May 31, 2016

    Far, far superior to the first outing, Poe Dameron #2 manages to answer all the nagging problemsI had with the first issue. Namely, distinguishable characters with identifying traits. Agent Terex is one of the most interesting new villains the Marvel Star Wars comics have introduced. Flamboyant, amiable, charming exterior, with a heart of cold calculation and steely self-interest beneath all that charm. Terex is exactly what this title needed: a villain who can verbally tear Poe down, match wit for wit, tactic for tactic. I still don't much care for the art style, but it grew on me in this issue. Still not sure who these Creche are, what importance they serve to this story (other than to make a convenient bit of leverage for Terex to use against Poe), or what their society is like at all, but I feel they're just an artifice of storytelling, not a real piece of worldbuilding. Which is a shame.

  • 8.0
    Synthozoid May 11, 2016

    Kudos for working in Poe saying "pal" again, but where was "I've got a bad feeling about this!"??? The artwork is beautiful, but I would like more Poe in my Poe comic.

  • 8.0
    The Villain Jul 27, 2016

    Its a little early on in the series for Poe Dameron to be taking the back seat but this issue does a solid job of introducing the new villain which will likely serve as the rival for Poe through most of the next few issues. The art remains the highlight though.

  • 9.0
    mseccatore May 5, 2016

  • 9.0
    StanielK May 13, 2016

  • 8.5
    Nickweiser May 9, 2016

  • 8.5
    JAC8285 Aug 6, 2016

  • 8.0
    DXO Aug 12, 2016

  • 7.5
    TheFallenKing13 May 4, 2016

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