1. Welcome to the new boards! Details here!

Lit Favorite Dark Horse comic book series? (poll)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Ghost, Aug 11, 2014.


What are your favorite Dark Horse comic book series?

  1. Dark Empire series

  2. Tales of the Jedi series

  3. Crimson Empire series

  4. Republic / Dark Times

  5. Knights of the Old Republic

  6. Jedi vs. Sith (Bane)

  7. Agent of the Empire

  8. Dawn of the Jedi

  9. Legacy I & II

  10. Other (see list/linl, please specify)

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

    Oct 13, 2003
    What are your favorite Dark Horse comic book series?

    You should check out this complete list before voting:

    If you vote other, please specify. Some of the "other" choices include:
    Empire / Rebellion
    Star Wars
    The Star Wars
    Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir
    Lost Tribe of the Sith
    The Old Republic
    Knight Errant
  2. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 29, 2005
  3. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

    Sep 8, 2004
    So, yeah, I ticked every single box. I love them all. :p
    Ordo Skirata likes this.
  4. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

    Sep 2, 2012
    KOTOR and Legacy.
  5. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

    Oct 13, 2003
    I voted for all the DH comic book series I ready (except Dark Empire), and voted "other" because I really liked Knight Errant and its premise.
    DelRiego likes this.
  6. Orman Tagge

    Orman Tagge Jedi Knight star 4

    Apr 10, 2014
    Dark Empire, TOTJ, and Republic/Dark Times. Love 'em. Agent of the Empire was also near perfect but I didn't vote for it since it had so few issues to make mistakes. I have a bit of a soft spot for Classic Star Wars and Marvel Star Wars both, as well.
  7. Darth_Henning

    Darth_Henning Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 1, 2007
    1) X-wing!
    (massive gap)
    2) Union
    3) Agent of the Empire
  8. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Oct 16, 2008
    For other- X-Wing, Blood Ties, Open Seasons, Knight Errant, Chewbacca, and Darth Maul (the original one drawn by Jan Duursema).
  9. Captain RX

    Captain RX Jedi Knight star 2

    Jul 30, 2014
    X-Wing Rogue Squadron

    Runner ups: Crimson Empire & Dark Empire
  10. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

    Nov 28, 2000
    Multiple votes are allowed? That's a little silly.

    I clicked AotE, though Legacy (both) and XWRS (if it were there) are strong contenders too.
  11. Praenomen Cognomen

    Praenomen Cognomen Jedi Master star 4

    Mar 24, 2013
    I love Dark Times and Agent of the Empire. I also really enjoyed what I read of Dawn of the Jedi (the first trade, basically), the idea of a truly ancient world in Star Wars, a bit like the first few issues of TotJ. I get that it's out there, but... why didn't people like it?

    Also, I prefer Legacy II over Legacy I because it goes back to the essence of Star Wars, so I didn't quite vote for it. Like 'em both, but didn't really get to see enough of the stuff I liked about Legacy I.
  12. Alixen

    Alixen Jedi Master star 4

    Aug 7, 2003
    I really loved Republic, Rebellion, Empire, and Dark Times... but over all KOTOR captured that elusive SW magic. I think it helped that (Revan cameos aside) it wasn't beholden to preexisting characters, and thus could just get on with doing its own thing and its own story.
  13. bridar73

    bridar73 Jedi Padawan

    Aug 13, 2014
    First post in here and not before time!
    I have to say Tales of the Jedi is as good as any comic series I've ever read, not just in the Star Wars universe. To me that was the absolute peak of the Star Wars comics. Incredible characters, amazing new worlds and superb stories. All topped off by those stunning Hugh Fleming covers.
    I've always been quite surprised at just how popular KOTOR is. I enjoyed it of course but the best SW comic? Not for me.
    Honourable mentions also go to Dark Empire 1, Crimson Empire, Dark Times and Legacy.
    Starkeiller likes this.
  14. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 19, 2007
    Agent of the Empire. Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison. That is all.
  15. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

    Oct 13, 2003
    I've only read a few of the Republic/Dark Times comics.

    Since that's getting so many votes on here, for the others voting for it: what did you like most about it?
  16. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

    Jul 19, 1999
    Republic did an excellent examination of the nature of the dark side with Vos. They had the time and space to really go to town with it.

    Weaved in alongside that were a set of fairly good Obi-Wan and Anakin stories that set up for ROTS what the films couldn't - a sense of tragedy, as in the comics Anakin wasn't the heedless arse he was in AOTC.
    zompusbite, Starkeiller and Ghost like this.
  17. Solent

    Solent Jedi Master star 2

    Aug 4, 2001
    Comic book Anakin went psycho for the sake of it whenever nobody who mattered was looking, so I wouldn´t call the clone wars comics an improvement above AOTC, at least there I could see where he came from and why he behaved like he did. It´s an usual problem I find in EU materials though, they make Anakin too close to the DS and Vader too close to pulling back. Anakin is mostly a more emotionally unstable version of ESB Luke, not a growing sociopath.
    anguirus2003 and Vthuil like this.
  18. Mazzic

    Mazzic Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 6, 2000
    X-Wing: Rogue Squadron. And obviously, Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand.

    COMPNOR Jedi Grand Master star 3

    Aug 19, 2003
    X-Wing, Tag & Bink, Underworld: The Yavin Vassilika, Tales.
    Barriss_Coffee likes this.
  20. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

    Jul 8, 1999
    As long as this thread is a thing, I might as well point out that today's the last day of DH's big-ass omnibus sale, wherein a great deal of their SW material is available in digital form for $10. Remember that $100+ Marvel SW hardcover they announced last month? This gets you all that material for $50.
  21. Ordo Skirata

    Ordo Skirata Jedi Knight star 2

    Sep 3, 2012
    I'm with Zorrixor. There needs to be a "Every single one" option.
  22. JediFett10

    JediFett10 Jedi Master star 1

    Feb 8, 2008
    These are all my Favourites, thus far:

    Agent of the Empire
    Legacy Volume Two
    Dawn of the Jedi
    Dark Times
    Crimson Empire
  23. Orman Tagge

    Orman Tagge Jedi Knight star 4

    Apr 10, 2014
    Actually, the Marvel Omnibus Marvel is actually putting out will only go to issue #44, and for $50 to Dark Horse you can get the complete series. In fact, even if you got the physical Dark Horse Omnibuses that collect Marvel Star Wars, you could get all of the issues in the Marvel SW Hardcover for $50.
    CooperTFN likes this.
  24. TrandoJedi

    TrandoJedi Jedi Master star 4

    May 4, 2011
    I unliked just to like again...
  25. Starkeiller

    Starkeiller Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Dec 5, 2004
    Dark Empire is, was, and will be the best of the best. Dark Empire is king. After the king, I guess Dark Times is some sort of prince.