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Lit Marvel to acquire Star Wars comics/graphic novels license in 2015

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Rew, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

    Sep 2, 2012
    Hopefully we will still get the Omnibuses.
  2. jaoblias

    jaoblias Jedi Knight star 1

    Sep 23, 2012
    Knowing Marvel if they do continue with the omnibuses, they'll be significantly smaller, put in hardcover for no reason and cost an extra 20$
  3. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

    Jan 27, 2000
  4. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

    Oct 23, 2004

    Given how it just revels in almost childish levels of über-violence it might be, or made for the same people who like torture porn. [face_dunno]
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  5. jaoblias

    jaoblias Jedi Knight star 1

    Sep 23, 2012
    I may be wrong but did the article say anything about Marvel getting the rights to Dark Horse's stuff? If I remember correctly Dark Horse had to go through a lot of legal hoops to be able to print the classic Marvel stuff.
  6. ThatsNoPloKoon

    ThatsNoPloKoon Jedi Knight star 1

    Apr 24, 2013
    I wonder if Marvel will follow Dark Horse's continuity or reset everything. It does seem like a good opportunity for Disney to alter the EU to be more in line with whatever the ST will be.

    Gutted for Dark horse but it was to be expected really.
  7. jaoblias

    jaoblias Jedi Knight star 1

    Sep 23, 2012
    I think at this point there,s no way they won't completly ditch the old continuity in 2015.
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  8. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 14, 2012
    It doesn't have to reset anything pre ROTJ. But it wouldn't surprise me if they did...
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  9. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Oct 13, 2007
    Dark Horse has been behind some of the absolute greatest Star Wars projects we've ever seen. Though this isn't entirely unexpected at all, it's still a gut punch and a terrible loss for the franchise. We don't know what Marvel's plans are, but they've got big shoes to fill. Legacy-KotOR-Dark Times-Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison size shoes.

    Thanks to everyone at Dark Horse, but it's not over yet. We've still got 12 months of Star Wars comics yet to come.
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  10. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jul 24, 2005
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  11. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

    Nov 8, 2001
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  12. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

    Sep 5, 2012
    Dark Horse's statement:
  13. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Sep 20, 2003
    To all who said this wasn't going to happen for this reason or that.....TOLD YA SO.

    Actually kinda of sad. I hope Dark Horse takes this as an opportunity and ends their run with the license with some of the best STAR WARS stories ever.
  14. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Oct 3, 2009
    To think that when I finished watching this week's GOT I thought that not enough horrible things happened in it. And then I log into this...


  15. Rew

    Rew Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Dec 22, 2008

    What I meant was, even those people in denial had to have known this was bound to happen at some point. (I thought that was rather obvious, but apparently I have to spell it out.)
  16. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

    Jun 3, 2013
    I'll adopt a wait-and-see approach...with KOTOR, Dark Times, and Invasion all over, Legacy 2 is the only thing I really care about from DH (and I haven't even read any of that yet; I'll probably get the TPB(s) once I have a job again). And by 2015, that series will have had a long, prosperous run. I am sure that things will turn out just fine; Marvel has surely improved since the 80s...right?
  17. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Sep 20, 2003
    If you notice Dark Horse did indeed start ending their ongoings and shifting to more mini-series work. It looks like they kinda figured this was a big possibility as well.
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  18. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

    Nov 8, 2001
    I'm still expecting a move to Hyperion (or another Marvel imprint) as soon as the Del Rey license is up as well, sadly...
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  19. mes520

    mes520 Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 3, 2012
    Despite knowing it was coming, I'm still not happy about it
  20. DarkEagle

    DarkEagle SWC Muggles Draft Commissioner star 4 VIP - Game Host

    Jan 10, 2009
    Marvel does the Halo comics (I think that's the only "major" licensed comic they're running), yes? Anyone familiar enough with their treatment of continuity on that project?
  21. Reaper63

    Reaper63 Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 17, 2002
    The entire EU will rest, not because of 7, 8 & 9 but because of the filler movies. You can expect new back stories on EVERYONE. That's how Marvel (and LFL) will make a new profit. Discount everything, license out new adventures to authors, and comic writers. Refill the blacks in the movies (all of them) retell the story of the bounty hunter on Ord Mantell, tee plain why Lando is angry with Han.

    Basically reboot everything except little bits that LFL thinks it likes.
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  22. Darth Nyad

    Darth Nyad Jedi Padawan star 1

    Jan 4, 2013
    I don't know how to feel about it. The last time the Star Wars title fell under Failed
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  23. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Sep 20, 2003
    It failed because interest after ROTJ declined.

    I say give em a chance and see what they can do.
  24. cdgodin

    cdgodin Jedi Master star 4

    Oct 9, 2009

    Actually, Dark Horse got the rights to the Halo comics and starting publishing a monthly Halo book last month. However, when Marvel had Halo their books were often delayed (think Blue Harvest levels of delay, perhaps bigger).
  25. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

    Nov 21, 2002
    Thanks, Dark Horse, for so many years of high quality Star Wars comics.
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