StarWars.com issued a press release today ending its decades long partnership with Dark Horse Comics. With LucasArt’s ownership transferring to Disney, it is a wise corporate move to have Disney’s own Marvel publish the flagship franchise. Marvel originally published the original “Star Wars” comics back in 1977 for 9 years until the rights were sold to Dark Horse Comics in 1991.
The “Star Wars” comics hold a special place in my heart since they were the first comics I ever owned and read as a child, paving the way to “X-Men”, “Spider-Man” and “The Fantastic Four”. With the 2015 release of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” this is going to become easy money for Marvel. I would love to see Jonathon Hickman
bring his talent to these comics.