Marvel Declares that April 6th is Poe Dameron Day

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 - 12:54PM
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Tuesday, 01 March 2016 - 12:54PM
Marvel Declares that April 6th is Poe Dameron Day
Mark April 6th in your diaries, Star Wars fans, because Marvel has just announced they are throwing a party for Poe Dameron. Not satisfied with merely 'launching' a new comic book series for the Resistance Top Gun, Marvel has announced that they're dedicating a whole day to him.

In celebration of the release of Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1, Marvel is giving comic book retailers the chance to opt in to a day-long celebration that will see a host of free merch handed out to those buying the issue. 

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"The best pilot in the galaxy is ready to take comics by storm, and Marvel is making sure comic book stores worldwide are stocked up with enough materials to make STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 one of the biggest launches of the year," reads the Press Release. "Each retailer opting into the POE DAMERON #1 CELEBRATION (FEB160756) will receive a party kit from Marvel, containing exclusive promotional materials including party exclusive variant covers, promotional buttons, cake toppers and more. Retailers, check your Marvel Mailer for additional information on how to opt-in by 03/07 and ensure your store is prepared."
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This is all rather a lot of attention for a character who was initially meant to be killed off in Episode VII, but we can't say that we're surprised. Thanks to his electric chemistry with bro-pal Finn, Oscar Isaac's Poe was a huge hit with fans when The Force Awakens hit theaters last year. He's widely expected to play a major part in Star Wars: Episode VIII, and his heritage was briefly explored in the Force Awakens prequel comic, Star Wars: Shattered Empire, which featured his parents during their days as fighters for Princess Leia's Rebel Alliance. Set in the build-up to the events of The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Poe Dameron will see that family trend continued, with Poe and a squad of elite Resistance X-Wing pilots sent on a top secret mission by General Leia Organa. 

So, if you want to celebrate your love for all things Dameron, get down to you local comic book store on April 6th 2016. Below is a list of some of the merch that you might be able to score, along with a few of the many, many variants Marvel will be releasing for the first issue.

- Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 Invitational Postcards
- Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 Promotional Pins
- Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 BB-8 Lithographs by Joe Quinones
- Star Wars: Poe Dameron  #1 Nakayama Jaxxon Sketch Party Variant
- Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 Premiere Variant



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