New Star Wars Comic Shows Rose Reacted To Meeting Poe As All Of Us Would

New Star Wars Comic Shows Rose Reacted To Meeting Poe As All Of Us Would

All Images: IDW Publishing

It turns out, Finn wasn’t the first Star Wars hero that Rose Tico fangirled over. As shown in the latest The Last Jedi prequel comic, Rose had a chance encounter with none other than Poe… and it went just about how you’d expect. Come on, people, it’s Poe Dameron.

The fifth and final Star Wars Forces of Destiny comic from IDW, out today, tells the story of Rose and her sister Paige as they learn the ropes on the Raddus, the Resistance’s flagship.

Author Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars: Phasma) was commissioned to write the comic all the way back in November 2016, saying that for a while she was “one of the only people in the world who knew the story of the Tico sisters.” Dawson teamed up with illustrator Nicoletta Baldari (Frozen) to show the sweet and devoted relationship between these sisters, who sadly didn’t share any screentime in The Last Jedi.

“When I saw Paige onscreen, I was completely gut-punched, in part because I knew her character so well already,” Dawson told

“It was an honour to write about Rose and Paige. To me, they’re the heart of what the Resistance means: ordinary people willing to make sacrifices in the hopes that other people and planets won’t have to suffer.”

New Star Wars Comic Shows Rose Reacted To Meeting Poe As All Of Us Would

However, a non-sisterly but equally sweet moment happens when Rose is studying up on the cruiser, and she’s surprised by none other than Poe Dameron himself! He chats about bathrooms, says she’s doing good work, and definitely has a Captain America “stay in school” thing going on.

But that doesn’t stop Rose from totally geeking out over having met the famous fighter pilot. Of course, that left me wondering why Rose and Poe didn’t acknowledge that they’d already met when planning the Canto Bight mission. But I imagine Poe had at least 400 fanboys and fangirls on that ship. It’d be hard to keep track.



  • Am I the only person who finds it weird that we have people participating in war that are acting like they’re 12 years old?

    • So how are you supposed to act adult like? Molesting women like Weinstein, starving children to death like Turpin? Shooting people like Paddock? Some people can’t even bear a few sentences of insult and expect other people to tolerate crime and discrimination. Grow up!!!

      • How’s he supposed to “grow up”? Molest women like Weinstein, starve children to death like Turpin? Shoot people like Paddock?

    • I agree with you and I think it’s kind of a result of the movies trying to copy the Marvel formula of comedy a bit much where everyone is a little tongue-in-cheek or has the ocasional moment of childish thinking humor. It works in Marvel because they’re superheros fighting monsters/Gods/etc. and it doesn’t work in this case because they’re soldiers in a resistance against a genocidal empire. This is probably why the previous Star Wars kept most of the comic relief restricted to droids and aliens and anything from humans was either sarcasm or dry wit.

    • It’s not a war anymore, it’s a Disney story… they cannot die and they know it.
      Remember, someone somewhere now thinks that Rose is a Disney Princess as well 🙂

  • Am I the only one who thinks more Star Wars is a bad thing? Rogue one was unnecessary, the new sequels haven’t lived up to the originals, and Disney has turned things that used to be serious stuff into derivative popcorn fodder for the kiddies.

  • That art is almost as bad as Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.
    Even Rob “no feet” Liefield would be preferable.

    • No thank you. This art is appropriate for the tone of the comic.

      Liefield’s ‘art’ isn’t appropriate for anything.

  • The art isn’t bad. It reminds me of web comics. I think it’s nice to see different styles of art and different interpretations being utilized.

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