Thanks to Charles Soule and the wonderful folks at Marvel, you don’t have to wait for the yet-to-be-titled ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ to find out what happens to the Resistance after the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Poe Dameron, the best pilot in the galaxy, and his friends in Black Squadron have you covered in Vol. 5 of the hit series, “Star Wars: Poe Dameron: The Spark and the Fire.”
You better strap in. Soule takes fans from the moment the Resistance discoverd Lor San Tekka on Jakku, to Poe’s escape from the desolate planet, to the Battle of Starkiller base, the Resistance’s crippling losses after their impossible victory, and finally, the adventures of Black Squadron in their attempts to rally systems to the Resistance’s ranks during and after the events of The Last Jedi.
Angel Unzueta leads the art department with artwork that’s simply awesome from start to finish. The skill in which he draws the faces of these iconic characters makes you wonder if Marvel simply scanned their faces in directly from The Last Jedi footage. Phil Noto is killing it in the covers department, but hey, what else is new right? Bringing the whole show together is Rachelle Rosenberg and Arif Prianto in the colors department. The pair take on the human visual perception with ease and deliver the reader an enriched experience that kicks a whole lotta ass.
Check out the video review above, where I touch on my favorite parts of these issues and dig into what readers should look out for.