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?

Dark Empire series 14 vote(s) 17.3%
Tales of the Jedi series 21 vote(s) 25.9%
Crimson Empire series 7 vote(s) 8.6%
Republic / Dark Times 37 vote(s) 45.7%
Knights of the Old Republic 38 vote(s) 46.9%
Jedi vs. Sith (Bane) 9 vote(s) 11.1%
Agent of the Empire 19 vote(s) 23.5%
Dawn of the Jedi 8 vote(s) 9.9%
Legacy I & II 30 vote(s) 37.0%
Other (see list/linl, please specify) 26 vote(s) 32.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Ghost Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Oct 13, 2003
    star 7
    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
    Last edited by Ghost, Aug 11, 2014
  2. Havac Former Moderator

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    Sep 29, 2005
    star 7
  3. Zorrixor Force Ghost

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    Sep 8, 2004
    star 6
    So, yeah, I ticked every single box. I love them all. :p
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  4. Force Smuggler Force Ghost

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    Sep 2, 2012
    star 7
  5. Ghost Chosen One

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    Oct 13, 2003
    star 7
    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.
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  6. Orman Tagge Jedi Knight

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    Apr 10, 2014
    star 4
    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 Jedi Master

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    Jun 1, 2007
    star 4
    1) X-wing!
    (massive gap)
    2) Union
    3) Agent of the Empire
  8. Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV

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    Oct 16, 2008
    star 6
    For other- X-Wing, Blood Ties, Open Seasons, Knight Errant, Chewbacca, and Darth Maul (the original one drawn by Jan Duursema).
  9. Captain RX Jedi Knight

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    Jul 30, 2014
    star 2
    X-Wing Rogue Squadron

    Runner ups: Crimson Empire & Dark Empire
    Last edited by Captain RX, Aug 12, 2014
  10. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Nov 28, 2000
    star 10
    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 Jedi Master

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    Mar 24, 2013
    star 4
    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.
    Last edited by Praenomen Cognomen, Aug 12, 2014
  12. Alixen Jedi Master

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    Aug 7, 2003
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    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 Jedi Youngling

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    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.
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  14. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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

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    Oct 13, 2003
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    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 Chosen One

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    Jul 19, 1999
    star 7
    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.
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  17. Solent Jedi Master

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    Aug 4, 2001
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    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.
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  18. Mazzic Jedi Master

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

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    Aug 19, 2003
    star 3
    X-Wing, Tag & Bink, Underworld: The Yavin Vassilika, Tales.
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  20. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Jul 8, 1999
    star 6
    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 Jedi Knight

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    Sep 3, 2012
    star 2
    I'm with Zorrixor. There needs to be a "Every single one" option.
  22. JediFett10 Jedi Master

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    Feb 8, 2008
    star 1
    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 Jedi Knight

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    Apr 10, 2014
    star 4
    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.
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  24. TrandoJedi Jedi Master

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    May 4, 2011
    star 4
    I unliked just to like again...
  25. Starkeiller Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 5, 2004
    star 4
    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.