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Lit Poe Dameron #26-31: The Awakening (3/6 released)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by iPodwithnomusic, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Jozgar

    Jozgar Jedi Knight star 3

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    Curious, what makes you think this?
     
  2. tatooinesandworm

    tatooinesandworm Jedi Knight star 3

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    You guys read the August solicit? “This is the beginning of the end.”


    Sent from my Ornithopter using The Force
     
  3. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Until it says 'final' issue, it ain't over.

    Even then, it may not be, cue, Jammin's nightmare [face_devil], Volume 2!
     
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  4. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm beyond excited to see Black Squadron's search for allies in issue #30. If they run into a New Republic task force, I'll probably die of delight.

    --Adm. Nick
     
  5. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Don't you mean it'll wake you up from your coma shock of Star Wars #49?
     
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  6. Gamma626

    Gamma626 Jedi Master star 4

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    That Rey/Poe on Kylo interaction is... um... huh. I mean, first of all, it's not even accurate. Rey had her mind peered through on Starkiller, not Ren's ship. Second, why the hell would anyone make light of that, regardless? Seems incredibly tone deaf. That just starts giving credence to the "it wasn't really all that bad" argument if they're gonna sit around and make it a joke.
     
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  7. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    So it sounds like the full version of the "torture buddies" conversation is even worse than the preview? I'm really surprised by this as it just doesn't sound like Soule's work.
     
  8. revan772

    revan772 Jedi Knight star 3

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    I do not think it is bad, I make jokes about bad things that have happened to me all the time. It just makes you feel better and not so depressed or mad over whatever situation.
     
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  9. Gamma626

    Gamma626 Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh I have no idea, I just read the preview and thought it was immediately strange.
    Thats not quite what I'm getting at. What I'm saying is that there has yet to be a consistent tone about any of this. Film Rey doesn't seem to be all that bothered by Kylo (which while weird, is kind of in keeping with Star Wars heightened reality and lack of consequence for most actions). This comic Rey seems quite bothered by the ordeal, describing it as torture. Which is then turned into a joke?

    Lucasfilm needs to settle on a tone for this and stick with it. As it is, I really have no idea how Rey feels about anything because it's never consistent.
     
  10. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    I like the "torture buddies" bit because it's an immediate facepalm from Rey and Poe kind of knows the joke was in poor taste after he said it. Not EVERY joke has to land because it's been rewritten and focused grouped for maximum quippage, sometimes you just strike out.
     
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  11. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Thanks Al, that sounds more encouraging.

    I'd like to give this series a go, if Marvel were to put out an OHC....
     
  12. Jozgar

    Jozgar Jedi Knight star 3

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    I wish they’d just tell us if the series is ending after #31, it’s annoying to keep having to speculate based on bread crumbs.
     
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  13. iPodwithnomusic

    iPodwithnomusic Jedi Knight star 3

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  14. Commander_Andersen

    Commander_Andersen Jedi Master star 1

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    Twelve X-Wings has always seemed a bit minimalist to me.

    Dialogue in TFA - “That’s half our fleet destroyed”, shortly followed by the incineration of Ello Asty’s fighter. Given there’s 7 X-Wings escape at the end of the fight, that would put us at a minimum of 16 fighters. I know we only see 12 on screen at once... has anyone counted how many we see being downed during the battle?

    Still, that aside, I’m really looking forward to it. The writing has been great on this series and I love the art.
     
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  15. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I think the series is worth a read, but its quality has not always been the highest. I think there have been a lot of interesting ideas and worldbuilding tidbits throughout it, but the actual storylines and characterizations haven't always lived up to it. The opening story arc is a good example - the stuff around the cult worshiping a giant alien egg was an interesting setup, but it felt kind of tedious and disjointed reading it.

    I do think the most recent storyline before the current one was a highlight, by far the best in the series and also the only one of the series that I felt matched the old X-wing comics, which we were all hoping the Poe series would be a suitable spiritual successor to.
     
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  16. vong333

    vong333 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The X-Wings novels and comics with Wedge are the best. Poe Dameron is okay, but that other series is tops, canon or no canon. Still, I hope that this series ends with issue 31 and come out with something different. I feel that this series has been just .....there. Towards the end, its got better but I could do without it.
     
  17. The_Forgotten_Jedi

    The_Forgotten_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    Speaking of Wedge, it is quite obvious that Poe isn't the narrator in this retelling of the assault on Starkiller Base. My theory is that Snap might be telling his stepfather what was going on. [face_praying]
     
  18. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Knight star 3

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    I hadn't noticed that, but yeah, it isn't Poe narrating, and they're talking to another "survivor" of the war who's an inspirational legend to fighter pilots, knows what it's like to take on a Death Star, and knew Han. Wedge isn't a bad bet -- and having Poe and Wedge meet up would be a lovely way to tie a bow around the series... but it's probably someone else, right?
     
  19. jamminjedi23

    jamminjedi23 Jedi Master star 5

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    I'll have to go back and see who might end up be narrating it at the end. Of course I still havn't gotten my Poe #26 so I think it might just be time I get it off of Amazon instead of waiting around for the comic shop to get it. It also could be Jess Pava narrating. As far as I know she was there for all the battle scenes from TFA as well.

    Edit...….just ordered it. More expensive than just waiting around to get it from the comic shop but the show I am ordering off of amazon right now is on hiatus and won't be back on until August so my money on my gift cart would have just been sitting there for a few months anyways.
     
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  20. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    By my count, an "inspirational legend" who's taken on a Death Star and knows Han has to be either Chewbacca, Wedge, Lando, or Nien Nunb. Nien was at Starkiller Base, so that rules him out. Chewie was also there, technically, so I doubt it's him, and it's even less likely to be him if it's Snap talking. So that would really leave either Wedge or Lando, unless there's someone else I'm missing.
     
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  21. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    It'll be some nobody.

    In homage to its source material, you'll all speculate, get your hopes up and then it'll casually dash 'em against a rock and laugh, like really laugh, like the Emperor.
     
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  22. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Let's call him "Larry."
     
  23. jamminjedi23

    jamminjedi23 Jedi Master star 5

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    The narrators will end up being two drunks living in a desert.
     
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  24. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Well Poe #26 and #27 have been Poe recapping the story to Rey and Finn. Finn leaves to check on Rose in #27 I believe so it's just Poe and Rey for the rest of the issue. Leia pops in so it should be another survivor on the MF that Poe is talking to, right? Wedge isn't with them. Unless they finally reach some sort of destination and they're meeting up with more survivors as the opening crawl of this comic suggests.
     
  25. jeykey

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    it's actually R2 & BB8 chatting.
     
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