BB-8
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"Happy beeps here, buddy," Poe said. "Come on—we've pulled through crazier stunts than this. BB-8 didn't dignify that with a response. "Happy beeps," Poe said again, this time more to himself.

One of the very first glimpses Star Wars fans saw of the incredibly highly anticipated Sequel Trilogy was of a droid. . . or was it a soccer ball? One thing was for sure, he had charm! BB-8 has since gone on to permeate recent Star Wars iconography, serving as the perfect companion alongside heroes like Poe, Rey, and even the animated series Resistance’s main character, Kaz.

Based on original concept art done over forty years ago by the legendary Ralph McQuarrie and re-imagined by his successor, Doug Chaing, BB-8 is the lovable astromech astromech for a new generation of fans. Quirky and animated, brave and loyal, he is the perfect companion for any adventure in the galaxy far, far away. Complete with the ability to tether himself inside the hold of the Millennium Falcon, thumbs-up like your best bro, or repair your X-Wing in a pinch in the middle of a high-risks space battle, BB-8 never fails to be a friend when the going gets tough.

This guide features a handful of BB-8’s best appearances in Star Wars books, from his wonderful ensemble of astromechs in Black Squadron in the ongoing Poe Dameron comics series, to getting a scene in his POV in the novelization for The Last Jedi. Stay tuned for an update in the near future when we add children’s books to the site, because BB-8 on the Run tells the heartwarming story of what happens to the creamsicle ball droid in The Force Awakens after Poe is captured and before BB-8 is rescued from Teedo by Rey. The future is sure to hold many more stories of his hilarious heroics, but we hope you enjoy these for now.

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Books in this Collection

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Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Written by
Alan Dean Foster
Artwork by
Part of the

Alan Dean Foster brings his fantasy and sci-fi storytelling experience to Star Wars canon for the first time in his adaption of the highly-anticipated 2015 film The Force Awakens

The official novelization of the film expands upon the events shown onscreen, giving readers the chance to see the Resistance engage in battle with the First Order from the unique points of view of different characters. Whether you’re a fan of Rey, Poe, Finn, or a combination of figures old and new, this book will take you on a journey across the galaxy you’ll not soon forget.

Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Poe Dameron Vol. 1: Black Squadron (Trade Paperback)

Written by
Chris Eliopoulos, Charles Soule
Artwork by
Chris Eliopoulos, Phil Noto, Phil Noto
The Force Awakens introduced fans to the best pilot in the Galaxy—the Resistance's X-Wing pilot, Poe Dameron. In this, his ongoing comics series set in the months leading up to Episide VII, we get introduced to to the full cast of characters who comprise Black Squadron. We also meet Agent Terrix, Poe's arch nemesis, a high-ranking First Order officer with a complex backstory explored throughout the series. Not to mention BB-8's wonderful role as Poe's sidekick!
Canon
Canon
Children's Book

BB-8 on the Run

Written by
Drew Daywalt
Artwork by
Matt Myers
Part of the
What happens to BB-8 between running away from Kylo Ren on Jakku when Poe is captured and when he is rescued from Teedo by Rey? It involves an escape with his new loading droid friend Fez, helping a hungry family, and even finding supplies for an injured happabore! This delightful children's book not only fills in the gap, but provides a unique and original story.
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition

Written by
Jason Fry
Artwork by
Part of the

Jason Fry gets the honor of continuing Star Wars’s rich history with novel adaptation. In particular, his novelization shines in adding additional material to enhance the story in written form, such as Luke’s Force vision introduction and re-insterting deleted scenes from the film–even Rey’s third lesson! The novel allows us to get an inside look at certain characters such as BB-8 during the space battle over D’qar. Reading the novel of Episode Eight will allow you to soak up the story like never before, taking your time with the characters and getting the story from all-new perspectives.

Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Star Wars Adventures (2017) #15

Written by
James Gilarte, Michael Moreci
Artwork by
Alain Mauricet, Arianna Florean, Michele Pasta, Tom B. Long, Charlie Kirchoff, Adele Matera, Alain Mauricet
Poe and BB-8 are on a distant planet in search of allies for the Resistance. But it doesn’t take long for the mission to turn south! Attacked by locals who aren’t exactly welcoming, the pilot and droid duo must use their teamwork and resourcefulness to make it out alive. And that’s not to mention the massive creatures native to the planet! In a tight spot, they’re rescued by a mysterious helping hand. . .
Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Age Of Resistance Special

Written by
Tom Taylor
Artwork by
Leonard Kirk
Marvel's "Age of" series of one-shots continues with this collection of short comics about Admiral Holdo, Maz Kanata, and everyone's favorite ball droid–BB-8!
Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Poe Dameron Vol. 1: Black Squadron (Trade Paperback)

Written by
Chris Eliopoulos, Charles Soule
Artwork by
Chris Eliopoulos, Phil Noto, Phil Noto
The Force Awakens introduced fans to the best pilot in the Galaxy—the Resistance's X-Wing pilot, Poe Dameron. In this, his ongoing comics series set in the months leading up to Episide VII, we get introduced to to the full cast of characters who comprise Black Squadron. We also meet Agent Terrix, Poe's arch nemesis, a high-ranking First Order officer with a complex backstory explored throughout the series. Not to mention BB-8's wonderful role as Poe's sidekick!
Poe Dameron, former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter, is the best pilot in the galaxy. Hand-picked for the resistance by General Leia Organa to lead a squadron on a top secret and vital mission…Poe sets off investigating sites of historical importance to the Force. Revealing backstory leading directly into the holidays' greatest adventure, follow Poe and his X-Wing squadron on covert missions against the First Order brought to you by writer Charles Soule (Star Wars: Lando, Daredevil) and artist Phil Noto (Star Wars: Chewbacca, Black Widow)!
Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Star Wars Adventures (2017) #15

Written by
James Gilarte, Michael Moreci
Artwork by
Alain Mauricet, Arianna Florean, Michele Pasta, Tom B. Long, Charlie Kirchoff, Adele Matera, Alain Mauricet
Poe and BB-8 are on a distant planet in search of allies for the Resistance. But it doesn’t take long for the mission to turn south! Attacked by locals who aren’t exactly welcoming, the pilot and droid duo must use their teamwork and resourcefulness to make it out alive. And that’s not to mention the massive creatures native to the planet! In a tight spot, they’re rescued by a mysterious helping hand. . .
When an emergency landing separates BB-8 from Poe Dameron, the astromech droid must make friends with the natives to repair their ship and return home to the Resistance.
Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Age Of Resistance Special

Written by
Tom Taylor
Artwork by
Leonard Kirk
Marvel's "Age of" series of one-shots continues with this collection of short comics about Admiral Holdo, Maz Kanata, and everyone's favorite ball droid–BB-8!

Star Wars fans first met Resistance leader and confidante of Leia Organa VICE ADMIRAL AMILYN HOLDO at the end of her story in 2017's The Last Jedi—now, witness her triumphant beginning! This July, Hugo Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (MS. MARVEL) explores a pivotal conflict in Holdo’s early career that will start the young woman down the path to heroic infamy for the rebellion! With her ship at the mercy of a dangerous enemy, it's up to Holdo to outsmart their foe and win the confidence of her compatriots in the process. With art by Elsa Charratier!

The infamous "pirate queen" of Takodana, MAZ KANATA, thought she'd seen everything in her thousand-plus years of running a bar and hiring smugglers. But it turns out that the criminal underworld is always full of new surprises…especially when she hires HAN SOLO and CHEWBACCA for a job! Story by Tom Taylor (AGE OF RESISTANCE)!

And Poe Dameron's loyal companion, the astromech droid BB-8, just can't seem to stay out of trouble. His missions always seem to escalate into a full-blown adventures! And if it means a win for his friends and the heroic Resistance freedom-fighters the little droid will stop at nothing to get the job done! Story by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS!

Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Written by
Alan Dean Foster
Artwork by
Part of the

Alan Dean Foster brings his fantasy and sci-fi storytelling experience to Star Wars canon for the first time in his adaption of the highly-anticipated 2015 film The Force Awakens

The official novelization of the film expands upon the events shown onscreen, giving readers the chance to see the Resistance engage in battle with the First Order from the unique points of view of different characters. Whether you’re a fan of Rey, Poe, Finn, or a combination of figures old and new, this book will take you on a journey across the galaxy you’ll not soon forget.

More than thirty years ago, Star Wars burst onto the big screen and became a cultural phenomenon. Now the next adventures in this blockbuster saga are poised to captivate old and new fans alike—beginning with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And alongside the cinematic debut comes the thrilling novel adaptation by New York Times bestselling science fiction master Alan Dean Foster.

Set years after Return of the Jedi, this stunning new action-packed adventure rockets us back into the world of Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Luke Skywalker, while introducing a host of exciting new characters. Darth Vader may have been redeemed and the Emperor vanquished, but peace can be fleeting, and evil does not easily relent. Yet the simple belief in good can still empower ordinary individuals to rise and meet the greatest challenges.

So return to that galaxy far, far away, and prepare yourself for what happens when the Force awakens. . . .

Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition

Written by
Jason Fry
Artwork by
Part of the

Jason Fry gets the honor of continuing Star Wars’s rich history with novel adaptation. In particular, his novelization shines in adding additional material to enhance the story in written form, such as Luke’s Force vision introduction and re-insterting deleted scenes from the film–even Rey’s third lesson! The novel allows us to get an inside look at certain characters such as BB-8 during the space battle over D’qar. Reading the novel of Episode Eight will allow you to soak up the story like never before, taking your time with the characters and getting the story from all-new perspectives.

Written with input from director Rian Johnson, this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content.

From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy's freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms—and perhaps lay down their lives—for the cause. Rey, the orphan strong in the Force; Finn, the ex-stormtrooper who stands against his former masters; and Poe Dameron, the fearless X-wing pilot, have been drawn together to fight side-by-side with General Leia Organa and the Resistance. But the First Order's Supreme Leader Snoke and his merciless enforcer Kylo Ren are adversaries with superior numbers and devastating firepower at their command. Against this enemy, the champions of light may finally be facing their extinction. Their only hope rests with a lost legend: Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.

Where the action of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended, Star Wars: The Last Jedi begins, as the battle between light and dark climbs to astonishing new heights.

Featuring thrilling photos from the hit movie.

Canon
Canon
Children's Book

BB-8 on the Run

Written by
Drew Daywalt
Artwork by
Matt Myers
Part of the
What happens to BB-8 between running away from Kylo Ren on Jakku when Poe is captured and when he is rescued from Teedo by Rey? It involves an escape with his new loading droid friend Fez, helping a hungry family, and even finding supplies for an injured happabore! This delightful children's book not only fills in the gap, but provides a unique and original story.

When BB-8 is separated from his master, Poe Dameron, on the lonely desert planet of Jakku, he has no choice but to keep rolling. It's all up to him to get a top-secret map to the Resistance so they can find Luke Skywalker and save the galaxy from the evil First Order.

It's scary to have a big job when you're just a little droid on your own. But BB-8 isn't alone for long. As he speeds across the sand, BB-8 meets all kinds of strangers who need his help. Should he do good things, as Poe always told him, or will that get in the way of his mission?

See how everyone's favorite little astromech droid makes friends and foils enemies in this funny and exciting new Star Wars adventure!