Marvel is giving Poe Dameron a hero’s welcome at participating comic retailers during the “Poe Dameron #1 Celebration” on April 6th, which also just happens to be the comic debut date for Marvel’s Star Wars: Poe Dameron by writer Charles Soule and artist Phil Noto.
Retailers will need to opt in to get promotional items from Marvel that include buttons, variant covers, postcards, and more. They need to opt-in by March 7, so talk to your LCS about getting in on the action so you can party with Poe.
Check out more pics and the full press release below.
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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