Dark Horse Comics who took over the publication license of Star Wars comics in 1991 will be returning that license back to the comic company that originally began publishing Star Wars comics in the late 1970’s.
In a non surprising move Marvel will begin printing Star Wars comics and graphic novels starting in 2015. This move has been expected since Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012.
Marvel originally printed an ongoing Star Wars series beginning in 1977 and ending in 1986, before scrapping the property to focus on more superhero based characters.
Dan Buckley, Marvel president and publisher, said in a statement.
“The perennial brand of Star Wars is one of the most iconic in entertainment history and we are honored to have the opportunity to bring our creative talent pool to continue, and expand Star Wars into galaxies far, far away,”
Dark Horse had a pair of high-profile launches in 2013 with an adaptation of George Lucas’ first-draft screenplay entitled The Star Wars, and a return to the classic characters of the original film trilogy with Star Wars.
Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson promised a “memorable” last year of Star Wars comics for the company in 2014.
J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, is slated for a December 2015 release.
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