Poe Dameron's solo flight in the pages of Marvel Comics is coming to an end this fall. Marvel's solicitations for September 2018 revealed this week that the acclaimed series Star Wars: Poe Dameron, from writer Charles Soule and artist Angel Unzueta (who took over from original series artist Phil Noto, who remains the cover artist), will end with its 31st issue.
The announcement came as a surprise to many fans, who've read the book not just for Poe but for the important pieces the series adds to the current sequel trilogy chronology, which led Soule to clarify that this is not a cancellation for Poe Dameron, but a natural conclusion.
Soule also took time to reassure fans that there's "lots of great Star Wars stuff coming down the pipe," though he didn't specify what or to what extent he would be involved. Soule remains the current writer on the second volume of Marvel's Darth Vader comic series.
The Poe Dameron series was announced in January of 2016, just one month after The Force Awakens became a box-office smash and created a wave of Poe fans eager to see more of his adventures. The series debuted in April of 2016 as a prequel to The Force Awakens, exploring the events that led Poe to Jakku in search of the missing piece of the map to Luke Skywalker.
With the release of Poe Dameron #26 back in April, the series ceased to be a prequel and instead began chronicling Poe's adventures in the immediate aftermath of The Last Jedi, as he bonded with Rey, reconnected with Finn, and began working to rebuild the Resistance under the leadership of General Leia Organa. Here's the plot synopsis for the final issue:
"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.
"It’s been one heck of a ride, but all stories must come to an end."
And here's Noto's cover for the series finale.
Star Wars: Poe Dameron #31 goes on sale September 26, but we doubt it'll be the last time we see the best damn pilot in the galaxy in the pages of Marvel Comics.