Im-Poe-ssible Escape: Poe Dameron #6 Review

Overall, Poe Dameron #6 is a decent enough ending to the current story arc, but it lacks any real depth or weight, and it has one element in particular that bugs me.

[Spoilers beyond this point.]

This issue picks up right where the last one left off, and seeing how plot-light that one was, I feel they could have easily trimmed them down into one issue. Regardless, this is the one where we finally get to see Poe’s big escape plan.

So, basically the same as Rocket Racoon's plan, but in reverse.
Alternative joke: Well, I guess they're Pink Squadron now.
It’s all well and good as a plan, but it has a slight side effect of killing at least one of the other prisoners thanks to the increased gravity. That’s my first issue with the um, issue.

Breaking an evil crimelord out of prison to get information is morally ambiguous enough, but if your plan results in the death of other prisoners? You may want to rethink your level of heroism here. And it would be fine if Poe was ever portrayed as anything less than 100% heroic. He swoops back to save the prisoner escape pods getting away from the planet when Terex attacks them, but it’s also his fault that they were in such a vulnerable position in the first place.

Look, I’m generally against heroes angsting about how everything is their fault, but a little bit of it here wouldn’t hurt. Especially since it is mostly his fault.

I'm almost beginning to think people talking about how awesome Poe is while he does almost nothing is a running gag.

The rest of the issue is pretty standard. My opinion on the art remains unchanged – good faces, bad action. There are a few bits of good dialogue sprinkled in with all the heavy exposition, and Terex remains smarmy as ever, even if his plan wasn’t exactly amazing.

I dunno, I think it would be better on a pizza. Like... Pizza Hutt, amiright?
Overall, it's one of the better issues of Poe Dameron. That may not be saying much, but it's saying something.

Aranwe Quirke is a totally real, definitely not made up name. No, you may not see the birth certificate.