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Marvel Comics To Produce Star Wars Comics Again In 2015
Jay Cochran - January 03, 2014





The Walt Disney Company’s Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are joining forces to bring new Star Wars adventures to readers across the galaxy, with Marvel granted exclusive rights to create and publish Star Wars comics and graphic novels beginning in 2015.



The agreement marks a homecoming for the Star Wars comic books. Marvel Comics published the first Star Wars comic book, Star Wars #1, in March 1977, which went on to sell more than 1 million copies. Marvel Comics published its Star Wars series for nine years. In 1991, Dark Horse Comics took over the license, publishing fan-favorite titles like Dark Empire and Star Wars: Legacy. Last year, Dark Horse released The Star Wars #1, an adaptation of George Lucas’ original rough-draft screenplay for the film, garnering rave reviews and national media attention and ranking among the top-selling Star Wars comics of all time.

“Dark Horse Comics published exceptional Star Wars comics for over 20 years, and we will always be grateful for their enormous contributions to the mythos, and the terrific partnership that we had,” said Carol Roeder, director of Lucasfilm franchise publishing, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “In 2015, the cosmic adventures of Luke, Han, Leia and Chewbacca will make the lightspeed jump back to Marvel, to begin a new age of adventures within the Star Wars universe.”

“We here at Marvel could not be more excited to continue the publication of Star Wars comic books and graphic novels,” said Marvel Worldwide Publisher and President, Dan Buckley. “The perennial brand of Star Wars is one of the most iconic in entertainment history and we are honored to have the opportunity to bring our creative talent pool to continue, and expand Star Wars into galaxies far, far away.”

“We’re incredibly excited by this next chapter in the Star Wars saga,” said Andrew B. Sugerman, executive vice president of Disney Publishing Worldwide. “Bringing together the iconic Lucasfilm and Marvel brands to tell new stories will allow us to continue to thrill lovers of the original Star Wars comic books and entertain generations to come.”

Marvel has continued to push comic book publishing forward with innovations and experiments like motion comics and digital-only releases, in addition to its deep, ongoing catalog of monthly series and graphic novels created by some of the industry’s most gifted artists and writers.

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks in the United States and/or in other countries of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © 2013 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.






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Devilbat
2014-07-31
2:55 am

[quote name='SnTrooper' timestamp='1406654496' post='16813438'] [quote name='Devilbat' timestamp='1406601297' post='16813422'] I would just love to see some reprints of the old Marvel books...perhaps some hardback collections of them? That'd be a... read more 
SnTrooper
2014-07-29
5:21 pm

[quote name='Devilbat' timestamp='1406601297' post='16813422'] I would just love to see some reprints of the old Marvel books...perhaps some hardback collections of them? That'd be awesome. (link) 
GPM in ICT
2014-07-29
1:03 pm

[quote name='Devilbat' timestamp='1406601297' post='16813422'] I would just love to see some reprints of the old Marvel books...perhaps some hardback collections of them? That'd be awesome. Didn't Dark Horse already do that? 
Devilbat
2014-07-29
2:34 am

I would just love to see some reprints of the old Marvel books...perhaps some hardback collections of them? That'd be awesome. 
Bespin refugee
2014-07-28
11:52 pm

[url= (link) Wars Returns To Marvel With Three Blockbuster New Series[/url] 
GPM in ICT
2014-07-28
4:37 pm

And these announcements do nothing for me. Sure I like most of the talent involved and wonder what artist and writers will be taking over at issues 5 or 6, but this will be the third time they have basically hit the reset button on "outside" the movies continuity (first being original Marv... read more 
Bespin refugee
2014-07-27
6:26 am

[url= (link) Star Wars Comics Launch With Three Titles - Preview Images Added[/url] 
SnTrooper
2014-02-10
6:07 pm

I've heard that DH will stop releasing single issues in August so that they will be able to release TPB for them by the end of the year. Now when they stop releasing TBP, I haven't heard. 
GPM in ICT
2014-02-09
8:47 pm

Right now the only Star Wars comic I'm reading is The Star Wars and with issue 5 coming out this last week something occurred to me that I hadn't thought about until now. With Marvel getting the license in 2015, at what point does Dark Horse stop producing SW comics? Do they keep on producin... read more 
GPM in ICT
2014-01-06
4:18 am

But IMO Marvel doesn't do very well with anything outside Marvel Superheroes comics. Sure Marvel can sustain the comics and I'm sure it will start out with some big name talent. But a year or two into it Marvel just won't care. Just look at how they have treated anything that was really ... read more 
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