Poe Dameron #7
Poe Dameron #7
Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Angel Unzueta
Colorist: Frank D’Armata
Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Poe Dameron #7 introduces a new character and a new artist. Together, they provide quite the punch. Suralinda is a feisty, exotic looking alien who gets Poe involved in a wild little adventure. Bringing that story to life is artist Angel Unzueta. Whether it’s the dialog or the imagery, they keep it interesting.
After his last daring mission, Poe takes a little downtime to meet an old friend on Pheryon. It’s kind of like Cloud City with floating cities and scenic cloud filled skies. A few drinks, some stormsail racing, what could go wrong? Well, trouble finds them and before you know it, the First Order is on the scene.
One of the interesting things about this issue is that it doesn’t set-up a specific mission. Instead it’s all about introducing readers to Suralinda, providing a glimpse of her backstory, an idea of her character and motivations, and the skills she has to draw upon. While Poe is there, he’s not the centerpiece of the story. He’s just the throughline.
Charles Soule doesn’t do too bad of a job with the writing. The dialog can be a little corny and overly revealing as info is jammed in, but overall it’s enjoyable and gets the job done. There’s a nice light-hearted beat to the story. On top of all that is the usual action, plus some humor. It’s a decent story and Suralinda is an interesting character.
The real selling point of this issue is the artwork. Angel Unzueta and Frank D’Armata bring the panels to life. The imagery is gorgeous. The characters have a very lifelike feel to them which is in equal parts to the linework and the fabulous coloring. The lighting adds another dimension to the 2D panels making it pop off the page. With all the enjoyable details added by Unzueta, the artwork is just top notch. The action is easy to follow, the characters look like their real life counterparts, and the new characters look like they should have a real life counterpart. Heck, they even got Leia to actually look like Carrie Fisher from The Force Awakens.
With a good story, Poe Dameron #7 is a fun issue. However, with the excellent artwork, it becomes something much more. It’s a visual feast. For that, I give it a five out of five metal bikinis.
Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.