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Review: Poe Dameron vol. 1: Black Squadron by Charles Soule and Phil Noto

Star Wars: Poe Dameron, Vol. 1: Black Squadron - Charles Soule, Phil Noto

Enjoyed this utterly, the art is astounding and Soule's work on Star Wars has been consistently enjoyable. The story is action packed, a little on the camp side, giving it a feel of James Bond in space with the nicest hero you're ever gonna meet. But it also left me feeling sort of empty. The characterization is extremely thin, and relies on your knowledge of the actor and their charisma. It makes me think of the Lando comic, also written by Soule, there's almost the same caper sort of feel to it, except that it has none of the depth. I'm going to continue reading, but as someone who lied Poe, and longer for him to have a bigger role in the movies, this doesn't really satisfy, because you don't learn anything more about him than you did in his, like, ten minute screentime in The Force Awakens.