He’s the best pilot in the galaxy, certainly in the sequel trilogy era, and Charles Soule has been charting his adventures over the past 25 issues. So far we’ve been pre-The Force Awakens, but issue 26 gives us an alternate viewpoint to the story of the 2015 film. Charles spoke to Marvel.com about this interesting storyline, and the previous 25 issues.
Marvel.com: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has also recently been released, and Poe is, of course, one of the lead characters. So far, your story has taken place before “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” but was there anything that changed how you view Poe upon seeing him in the latest movie? Were there any new aspects of his character that might not seem obvious at first glance?
Charles Soule: I don’t want to be disingenuous here, but Poe is Poe. He evolves a bit, he learns, but he’s a person who can be taken at face value. What you see is what you get—even when he’s trying to pull off a tricky scam-type maneuver, as he did in “The Last Jedi,” he’s putting it all out there. I bet he’s a terrible poker player.
Actually, that’s a great idea for a scene. Poe losing terribly at sabacc because he just gets too excited when he gets a good hand.