"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.
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 Episode 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 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. . .
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.
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.
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.