Poe Dameron #28

Poe Dameron #28 (of 31)

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Angel Unzueta
Colorist: Arif Prianto
Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

The first half of Poe Dameron #28 is sneaky, and a bit confusing. It retells the battle for Crait via two different narrators, but the narrators aren’t identified until the story is done, thus you’re left confused while you’re reading it. Who are these people? However, it’s sneaky because once you find out, you want to go back and re-read everything. You see, the reveal yields a surprise reward of sorts. When you read it, and you get to the reveal, make note of the color of their words as that will help when you go back and read the word bubbles. Of course the colors are significant on their own as well. It really is worth reading twice and a nice little surprise.

Afterwards, there’s yet another surprise. Rey begins reading the ancient Jedi texts, and C-3PO helps translate. Elsewhere, Poe and Finn hangout while Rose is asleep. This leads to another flashback as Poe fills Finn in on what happened after Kylo struck him down on Starkiller base, and how they handled things on D’Qar leading up to the evacuation. It also covers why the other four members of Black Squadron weren’t there for the battle. The teaser the issue ends with leaves the promise that we’ll find out exactly what happened to them in the next issue. This will also move the story forward and away from the flashback events of The Force Awakens and into the territory of The Last Jedi.

With just three more issues to go, Poe Dameron is getting really interesting. It’s kind of sad how much the films are hamstringing the comics and books, as you can see the potential they have if they’re given just a bit more freedom and leeway to explore those areas. With good artwork and an interesting story with some nice rewards, Poe Dameron #28 is a great issue, and worth checking out whether you’ve been reading the series or not. I give it a five out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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