Poe Dameron 9 is the ninth issue of the Marvel comic book series Star Wars: Poe Dameron. Written by Charles Soule, with art by Phil Noto, it was published on December 14, 2016.

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Book III, Part II
It is a time of uncertainty in the galaxy. Standing
against the oppression of the First Order is General
Organa's Resistance, including Poe Dameron and his
team of ace pilots — Black Squadron.

Black Squadron has undertaken a mission to find the
explorer Lor San Tekka, and a new enemy has emerged:
Terex, an officer of the First Order Security
Bureau. Though Poe's crew of pilots managed to
survive multiple encounters, Terex has vowed to
destroy them.

Meanwhile, the droid C-3PO has approached Poe with an
urgent undertaking — to retrieve information and
rescue a droid operative on the planet Kaddak. But
what they don't know is that Terex is on Kaddak,

On the Outer Rim world of Kaddak, Poe Dameron along with the technician Oddy Muva, the protocol droid C-3PO, and the astromech droid R2-D2 began searching for the droid spy. Shortly after landing, the Resistance agents see a person being thrown to his death, emphasizing Kaddak's reputation as as seedy, crime have.

As Terex walks through the streets of The Sliver on Level 72, a Zabrak child attempted to steal from him. Terex caught the child, but the mother quickly apologized. Terex contemplates shooting the child but instead shows mercy and gives him a credit chip. At a bar, the customers are shocked at Terex's return. He walks to his favorite table, where decades earlier Corlac brought him to meet with Wenda and Bett.

Corlac claims Wenda and Bett would help them bring back the Empire, and Terex revealed that he used to work at base defense at the shipyard on Rothana before he was reassigned to Jakku. They formulated a plan to go to Rothana, take the remaining ships, and quietly send messages to the remaining Imperials to build a fleet and rebuild the Empire. Wenda and Bett would help them in return for unusable parts for their salvage and repair operation.

Back in the present day, C-3PO waited for an operative that had information about the droid spy. He mentioned Han Solo, attracting the attention of Kanjiklub nearby. The operative, a mouse droid, arrived, and downloaded the information into BB-8. Meanwhile, Kanjiklub met with the Guavian Death Gang, and the rival organizations agreed to work together due to their mutual hatred of Solo. BB-8 revealed that the droid spy is being held by the Rancs, an especially dangerous organization.

In the bar, Terex met with the Rancs and their leader, Wisper. In the past, Terex gained access to the repair bay on Rothana, and Wisper led her team in.

In the present day, Wisper welcomed Terex back, but drew her blaster when he revealed he wanted to take back control of the Rancs. He drew a blade, forcing her to drop the blaster. She claimed that she was the leader after he gave her control and joined the First Order, but Terex pointed out that none of the Rancs had killed him. Wisper pleaded with them to follow her, but Zumgi shot her and welcomed Terex.

C-3PO led the way to the Ranc base, while Dameron warned Muva to stay alert. C-3PO spoke with a man about the droid, but the man drew a blaster and stunned Dameron.


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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Marvel Comics DECEMBER 2016 SOLICITATIONS (2016-09-20). newsarama.com. Newsarama. Archived from the original on September 21, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Marvel: Preview on Poe Dameron #9 (2016-12-09). Jedi-Bibliothek. Archived from the original on October 5, 2017.
  3. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary states that Poe Dameron began leading Black Squadron on missions two years before the Starkiller Incident, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 34 ABY. SWInsider.png "Resistance Revisited" – Star Wars Insider 190 establishes that the events of Star Wars Resistance Season One take place thirty years after the Battle of Endor, which corresponds to 34 ABY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. As the events of Star Wars: Poe Dameron occur before the events of Star Wars Resistance, this issue must occur between 32 ABY and 34 ABY.

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