Poe Dameron–portrayed by Oscar Isaac–has become a bit of a fan favorite from the recent STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS despite a relatively small but important role in the film. To fuel the  fan-frenzy, Marvel will be releasing a new comic: STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1.

Set before the events of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, the story will follow Poe along with BB-8 and a squadron of X-Wing pilots on a top-secret mission. We know he was hand-picked by General Leia and story promises to show the events leading up to his debut in the blockbuster film.

STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 will hit comic-book store shelves April 2016.

Full announcement below.

STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 Soars Into Comic Shops This April!

New Ongoing Series Featuring Fan-Favorite Character!

New York, NY – January 20th 2016 – Strap in and lock your s-foils in attack position because one of the breakout stars of the blockbuster Star Wars™: The Force Awakens is coming to comics! Today, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are proud to announce STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1, a new ongoing series coming this April! Superstar creators Charles Soule (Lando, Obi-Wan and Anakin) and Phil Noto (Chewbacca) take you to a galaxy far, far away for the new adventures of Poe Dameron – former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter and the best pilot in the galaxy!

“With Star Wars: The Force Awakens exceeding expectations the world over, it could not be a better time to be a Star Wars fan,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “And with Poe Dameron being one of the breakout stars of the film, we’re thrilled we get to continue the story of this fan-favorite in the comics. Expect a series with the same high benchmark of quality as our recent Star Wars titles.”

Set before the events of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, be there for Poe’s daring adventures as they take him to the edges of the galaxy and back. Hand-picked for the Resistance by legendary General Leia Organa, follow Poe, BB-8 and a squadron of X-Wing pilots on a top-secret mission that could hold the key to saving the galaxy. But with the full might of the First Order on their tail, will the operation be short lived?

Can’t get enough Star Wars? Get your astromech droid and hop in the cockpit of your X-Wing, because you won’t want to miss this one! This April, learn more about the Resistance’s aerial ace when STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices!

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  • Written by CHARLES SOULE
  • Art & Cover by PHIL NOTO
  • Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
  • BB-8 Variant by JOE QUINONES
  • Design Variant by PHIL NOTO
  • Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
  • Movie Variant Also Available
  • On Sale in April!