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Star Wars: the Force is back with Marvel

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It’s happening. The Star Wars franchise has been picked up by Marvel Comics again.

While Star Wars began its life in comic books with Marvel back in the 70s, the license later went to Dark Horse Comics in 1991, what became a run of successful, critically-acclaimed series. Since the acquisition of Star Wars by Disney, the switch back to Marvel is no surprise. Some fans may lament that the franchise is leaving Dark Horse, but Marvel is confident, promising thrilling rides through the Star Wars galaxy.

You have to wonder though: does this mean Darth Vader/Magneto crossovers? Or Boba Fett and Deadpool? How about Han Solo and Wolverine? The possibilities are endless. Who knows how it will go.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens. A release date for the new comic series hasn’t been confirmed yet.

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8 comments

  1. I still have all my Marvel from back in the day! I’m very interested to see how Marvel treats the material now!

  2. Thank the Force, ’cause, I despise Dark Horse.

  3. LOL, I gotta go to bed – I read that as: “I still have all my Marbles…” XD

  4. I honestly don’t think it’s going to make a difference. Lucasfilm has much stricter guide lines on writing SW comics than they did back with the original license. And if memory serves, I read an article way back when that Dark Empire was originally supposed to in in Marvels’ EPIC comics line.

  5. It’s a mistake … Dark Horse has done a great job with the franchise. They chose a relevant time sequence, had dynamic art and presented all the characters from a totally fresh and unique perspective.

  6. Could be a Disney related thing, maybe.

  7. Oh, undoubtedly. But it’s a shame they couldn’t license it and let Dark Horse continue. It’s a done deal and there isn’t anything that can be done about it but I’d be interested in comparing the sales numbers; because unless Marvel has a real sense of what they want to do with it, it’s not going to be as successful as Dark Horse’s treatment of the franchise.

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