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Star Wars: Poe Dameron, Vol. 5: The Spark and the Fire

(Star Wars: Poe Dameron #5)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  159 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Lor San Tekka has been found! Now Poe Dameron is off to recover the missing link to legendary Jedi master Luke Skywalker's whereabouts. But his plan goes astray when the First Order intervenes on Jakku... Meanwhile, the rest of Black Squadron takes off on their most daring mission yet! Follow everyone's favorite Resistance crew as Poe Dameron tells Rey and Finn all about h ...more

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Ben Brown
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
While it didn’t start off as strong as some of Marvel’s other “Star Wars” series, I’m loathe to think of another comic series that improved quite as much as Charles Soule’s “Poe Dameron” did over the course of its 31 issues. This final arc, which takes place concurrently with, and even slightly post-, “The Last Jedi,” is a blast, littered with cool Easter eggs, inventive action pieces, and humor that’s actually funny, while also providing a genuinely satisfying close to Poe Dameron’s arc as a ch ...more
Neil R. Coulter
The first four volumes of this series (as much as I remember of them, which isn't very much) built a steady story of Black Squadron and Poe Dameron's search for Lor San Tekka. What was finally revealed about Lor San Tekka was not especially enlightening, and now this final volume skips all over the sequel trilogy timeline. It starts as a frame story with Poe, Rey, and Finn on the Falcon just after The Last Jedi. That's like a Jeopardy answer where the question is "Who are three Star Wars charact ...more
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Honestly, this whole series is such a fun space romp. I was particularly a fan of the vibrant artwork, and Poe Dameron's character is just fantastic, as are the rest of Black Squadron. Definitely had the heart of the Star Wars franchise.
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm going to miss this graphic novel series - though as we have caught up with the released films I can definitely understand why they are finishing it here. I really loved the artwork in this volume with the exception of the Annual which had really odd art which I didn't like at all.

Overall I've really enjoyed this series about my fave character from the new films.
Paul Decker
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the conclusion of the ongoing Poe Dameron comic series. Over the first four volumes, Black Squadron went on missions for the Resistance gathering intel on the rising First Order. This volume begins at the conclusion of The Last Jedi with Poe, Rey, and Finn aboard the Falcon. Through different characters interacting, the story of The Force Awakens and The Lats Jedi is retold from new perspectives. We get to see what the Black Squadron was up to the whole time. I really enjoyed the format ...more
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
I absolutely loved all the interactions between Rey, Finn and Poe (though I am kind of irritated that Poe apparently gave Finn his jacket because it almost killed him, way to firmly No Homo that moment Disney, we get it, no gays in space!) but the huge stretches about Black Squadron were a little dry, not to mention I was really looking forward to a long conversation between Poe an Leia about leadership, sacrifice, and where the rebellion is going. But I guess the writers hands are tied until th ...more
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm sad to see this one come to an end. I hope to see more post Battle of Jakku graphic novels come out after this. I don't feel like enough stories have been told from this era. I am sure that Resistance will explore alot and likeley more will fill the gaps after Episode IX but I am hoping for more comics as well. Poe is a great character to explore, but I think it was a good time to end it. Give us some Black Squadron novels or a Poe novel, that'd be great!
Dec 12, 2018 rated it liked it
An entertaining romp to finish up the series that has been one of the stronger Marvel SW books.

It isn't particularly deep and it jumps around a lot, feeling a little schizophrenic at points but it is a fun read that brings the story from pre-Force Awakens to just post-Last Jedi.

I wish that this series was continuing, so I guess that's a good sign that this one went out on a high rather than lasting past its prime.
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-wars
This is a great one! It takes place immediately after the end of The Last Jedi, but is mostly reminiscences. It fills in some gaps from The Force Awakens and the Last Jedi, plus establishes a bit of a bond between the trio of Poe and Rey and Finn. A little bit of post-Last Jedi action that makes me excited for episode 9!

As an aside, this one also increased my unexpected shipping of Poe/Rey. Though I am also shipping no romance in this Star Wars trilogy.
Geoffrey Payne
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gotta say I think this was a perfect ending to the series. The story was exciting and there were some stunning panels spread throughout the issues. My only problem was with the way they put the annual #2 at the end of the collection. I think it took a bit away from the way the series ended in issue #31 but that’s just a minor gripe. Glad to see Soule at the top of his game on this one! 4.75 out of 5
Jan 01, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2019-reads
This wasn't nearly as enjoyable as the other volumes. The majority of the issues are flashbacks to TFA, which makes the story feel quite stale if you've already seen the movie. There's a few moments of respite when we get to see Finn, Rey, and Poe interact in the present but the bad overshadows the good. Meanwhile the rest of the story is weighed down by the burden TLJ created.
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: digital, x2018
Fifth book and end of this long Poe Dameron's run. And it was very nice, especially epic last issue. Poe goes out (of this story) his style - big, brave and bold. But I have a strong feeling that after the next new episode of Star Wars movie he may be coming back, again filling gaps between episodes. In style.
Jedi Master Megan
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: star-wars, favorites
Anyways, I really really really loved this one cause it filled in a lot of what we weren't sure happened in Force Awakens, and it even goes into some stuff that happens AFTER Last Jedi. Plus MY BROT3 SHOWS UP IN HERE!! REY, FINN, AND POE ARE CANONICAL FRIENDS NOW AND THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS THANK YOU GOOD NIGHT
Helena R-D
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved that we got more of Poe's story, which was sadly lacking in "The Last Jedi". I love the stories that take place in the margins and cracks and this was satisfying to read. We get more of an idea of who Poe is and what his crew is up to, giving the readers a bit of hope that not everything is completely lost.
Dec 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sad to see this series end. Alongside the original run of DARTH VADER this was the best the Star Wars comics had to offer.

That being said, the first few issues are a bit clunky here, but once it gets going the quality is everything you come to expect from Soule.
Martijn Van
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Damn! This is good! Essential reading. Fills in gaps left behind by the force awakens and elevates the sequel triology to a new high. I didn't like the anual story and thought the art of it was really bad. But the rest of this collection is WOW.
Megara Ryan
I can't believe my favorite Marvel Star Wars comic is over! :(
I think that porg that interrupts Rey and Poe is Luke.
Rey was holding the broken pieces of her lightsaber through most of the comic...... :)
I reeeally hope that Black Squadron, in its entirety, is in Episode IX.
Sam Nicholson
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-in-order
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Finally connects this prequel (to Ep. 7) series to post-Last Jedi.
Matthew Rushing
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, comics
It’s a good end to the series, fills in some gaps and gives me some hope that IX could be good.
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comic-manga
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Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
Nothing in this series captures my attention like the main Star Wars or Darth Vader comics. This is bland and boring, honestly.
Ellie Scott-Allen
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics_read
I’ve read these comics for two years, what the fuck am I meant to do with my life now?
Jan 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: forgettable
Aside from a few pages, it’s as forgettable as the rest of the series. Borrow it if you absolutely must read it.
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Star Wars: Poe Dameron (5 books)
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