Marvel Announces "Poe Dameron" Celebration Events For Comic Stores

Tue, March 1st, 2016 at 8:36am PST | Updated: March 1st, 2016 at 8:38am

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Brett White, Assistant Editor
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"Poe Dameron" promotional buttons

When Poe Dameron lands in comic shops this April, he'll be bringing a party with him. Marvel has announced that participating comic retailers can take part in "Poe Dameron #1 Celebration" on April 6th. The launch parties will coincide with the release of "Star Wars: Poe Dameron" #1, the new ongoing series starring Oscar Isaac's "Force Awakens" character from writer Charles Soule and artist Phil Noto.

Retailers that opt-in will get a party kit of promotional items -- including variant covers, buttons, cake toppers and more -- from Marvel. All stores wishing to participate will have to opt-in by March 7.

Participating retailers will receive invitational postcards, buttons, BB-8 lithographs featuring art by Joe Quinones, a "Star Wars: Poe Dameron" #1 Jaxxon sketch party variant by David Nakayama and a special premiere variant cover of the debut issue.

Poe Dameron Invitiational Postcard Front
"Poe Dameron #1 Celebration" invitational postcard, front
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"Poe Dameron #1 Celebration" invitational postcard, back

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"Star Wars: Poe Dameron" #1 cover by Phil Noto
Poe Dameron 1 Quinones BB 8 Variant
"Star Wars: Poe Dameron" #1 variant cover by Joe Quinones
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"Star Wars: Poe Dameron" #1 Jaxxon party variant by Nakayama

Official press release:

STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 Comes to Comic Shops With an Epic Celebration!

Celebrate the Release of the First Issue at Your Local Shop!

New York, NY – March 1st , 2016 – Strap in and get ready because one of the breakout stars of the blockbuster Star Wars™: The Force Awakens is poised to star in one of the biggest comics of 2016! And your local comic shop is the place to be on April 6th to get your hands on the highly anticipated first issue of STAR WARS: POE DAMERON! In addition to being one of the first to read the can’t miss debut, fans who attend their comic shops’ POE DAMERON #1 CELEBRATION will also be able to receive special items exclusive to these launch parties.

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. 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.

All qualifying retailers will receive the following as part of the POE DAMERON #1 CELEBRATION:

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

Set before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, be there for Poe’s daring adventures as they take him to the edge 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 First Order on their tail, will the operation be short lived?

This April, learn more about the Resistance’s aerial ace when STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 soars into comic shops! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 CELEBRATION OPT-IN (FEB160756)

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art & Cover by PHIL NOTO (FEB160747)

Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY (FEB160750)

BB-8 Variant by JOE QUINONES (FEB160753)

Design Variant by PHIL NOTO (FEB160749)

Jaxxon Party Variant by DAVID NAKAYAMA (FEB160761)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (FEB160752)

Movie Variant (FEB160755) and Blank Variant (FEB160754) Also Available

Noto Sketch Variant (FEB160748) and Cassaday Sketch Variant (FEB160751) Also Available

FOC – 03/07/16, On-Sale – 04/06/16

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