EDIT- We're redirecting this thread to this one: http://boards.theforce.net/threads/marvel-star-wars-general-news-trades-discussion-thread.50028034/ Comics are great but cheap they are not, the solution - collections, preferably bought online with a nice fat discount! You're loyal to your local shop? That's commendable! However, for me, the reduction in price allows me to buy more! This thread is to allow people to catch up and discuss the TPBs, rule discussed in the temp incarnation was to say if a book has come out in the last 3 months - spoiler codes are required, for older items they're an optional courtesy! As of 31 December 2014, Dark Horse Comics’ time as the holder of the licence to issue Star Comics ended and transferred to Marvel. This does not mean you cannot obtain DHC trades, but it is something of a lucky dip depending on what you’re after. Meanwhile, Marvel has various releases planned they cover: Remastered editions of old material in both Omnibus and Oversized Hardcover (OHC) editions – the difference between the two is one of price and page count, the dimensions are the same. New collections of DHC material as part of their Epic line which tends to be oversized paperbacks Collections of their new material. Omnibus / OHC editions vary greatly in how long they are around for and can go out of print rapidly. There's no hard and fast rule, best solution? If you want one of these pre-order months in advance and set aside the cash. All info below is taken from Amazon.com Out Now Star Wars: The Complete Marvel Years Omnibus 1 Omnibus – RRP $125 – 880 pages April 2015 Star Wars: Epic: The Empire: Volume 1 Possible oversized paperback – RRP $34.99 – 432 pages May 2015 Star Wars: A New Hope OHC RRP $24.99 – 128 pages Star Wars: Epic: The NewRepublic: Volume 1 Possible oversized paperback – RRP $34.99 – 488 pages June 2015 Star Wars: The Complete Marvel Years Omnibus 2 Omnibus – RRP $125 – 848 pages July 2015 Star Wars: Epic: The Old Republic: Volume 1 Possible oversized paperback – RRP $34.99 – 440 pages August 2015 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back OHC RRP $24.99 – 144 pages September 2015 Star Wars: Epic: Rise of the Sith: Volume 1 Possible oversized paperback – RRP $34.99 – 488 pages Star Wars: Princess Leia Standard TPB – RRP $16.99 – 112 pages Star Wars: Volume 1 Standard TPB – RRP $19.99 – 144 pages Star Wars: The Complete Marvel Years Omnibus 3 Omnibus – RRP $125 – 1136 pages October 2015 Star Wars: The Marvel Covers Volume 1 Possible OHC – RRP $34.99 – 208 pages Star Wars: Darth Vader: Volume 1 Standard paperback – RRP $17.99 – 136 pages November 2015 Star Wars: Epic: The Empire: Volume 2 Possible oversized paperback – RRP $39.99 – 440 pages Star Wars: Kanan: The Last Padawan Standard TPB – RRP $16.99 – 112 pages Star Wars: Return of the Jedi OHC RRP $24.99 – 112 pages Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens Standard TPB – RRP $16.99 – 128 pages December 2015 Star Wars: Epic: Infinities Oversized paperback - RRP $39.99 - 504 pages January 2016 Star Wars: Volume 2: Showdown on Smuggler's Moon Standard TPB - RRP $19.99 Star Wars: Darth Vader: Volume 2: Shadows and Secrets Standard TPB - RRP $19.99 Star Wars: Lando Standard TPB - RRP $16.99 February 2016 Star Wars: Chewbacca Standard TPB - $16.99 - 112 pages April 2016 Star Wars: Epic: The New Republic Volume 2 (aka X-Wing: Rogue Squadron!) Oversized TPB - $39.99 - 512 pages Note: The older the item, the higher the chance of it going out of print. BUT there is no set rule for when that happens, some titles and some formats may go out of print far faster than others. Release dates are indicative and subject to change, treat them as more like guidelines than absolute fact. ---------------------------------- Now to kick things off, a review I posted elsewhere a week ago: Star Wars: Legacy: Volume 11: War Finally got around to re-reading this series but as TPB rather than issues. I have to admit it reads well in collected form, although nothing can block completely the sense I have that DHC suffered a crisis of confidence and axed it prematurely. An extra issue or two would have given the space for some of the duels and confrontations to be done properly instead of the brutally abbreviated 2-3 panel affairs we get. Despite that the team of Ostrander-Duursema do their best to conclude their epic well, even with the carpet being pulled out from underneath them. From that start, Legacy was always highly ambitious and it could be argued its reach exceeded its grasp in places. It is unfortunate then that the likes of LFL and DHC lacked that same ambition and prematurely axed it at #50, granting a 6-issue concluding miniseries. What they failed to grasp is that the big, 100+ issue series are not the work of a single creative team but multiple teams. The way Legacy ends invokes this sense of ambition, of concluding but also setting things in flow for a successor teanm to pick up the baton and run with it. Sadly, it has yet to be picked up, but I can hope someone sees sense in not leaving a most fertile patch of SW to go fallow!