In what many fans see as an inevitable move after Disney’s acquisition of Marvel Comics and the Star Wars franchise, Marvel has been granted the rights to publish all Star Wars comics starting in 2015.
Marvel is the original Star Wars comic publisher in the 1970s and 1980s, producing 107 issues before Dark Horse Comics took over in 1991. Dark Horse proceeded to expand the comic book universe to multiple titles, often overshadowing Marvel’s earlier efforts.
So far, Star Wars fan reactions to the new changeover have been apprehensive, to say the least. Although Marvel is undoubtedly booming (and has proven its ability to sustain complex movie/comic integrated universes within its own superhero franchises), Dark Horse has more than 20 years in publishing multiple popular Star Wars titles. Also, Marvel’s recent track record with launching new comics based on Disney and Pixar properties is not very impressive. [READ MORE]