COMICS: STAR WARS Comics Coming Back To Marvel

While it's not a surprise, a report has just surfaced that claims Disney will not renew the contract for Star Wars Comics that is currently with Dark Horse Comics. Sending the franchise back to Marvel for publishing.

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By Jake "WaylonJones" Lester - 12/20/2012
When Disney bought LucasFilm some questions arose about the status of the current Star Wars comics that are currently being developed over at Dark Horse Comics. The contract Dark Horse had with LucasFilm only ran until 2013. In a rather unsurprising move, Disney has decided to not renew that contract with Dark Horse. Instead they will return the titles to Marvel. Check out the report from Blue Sky Disney below.

The Suits in the know have determined that no new contracts will be given to Dark Horse after the current ones expire. So all new projects after 2013 will be handled internally by Marvel.

It’s not known yet if titles will be worked into the regular line up, or will Marvel create a special branch of the company that deals with Star Wars. It’ll take a couple of years for the old deals to work there course, but the stories that Dark Horse have coming down the pipeline will be the last. And you can expect anything new from Marvel dealing with Star Wars to arrive around 2015.


Once again this isn't a huge surprise that Disney would pull this move. Like the report states you can expect to see some new Star Wars material from Marvel around 2015, which just happens to be the target release date for Episode VII. For the latest on all things Star Wars make sure to check back here at CBM.

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Spideyguy94 - 12/20/2012, 6:16 AM
Was expecting this.
DaenerysTargaryen - 12/20/2012, 6:20 AM
No shock
marvel72 - 12/20/2012, 6:31 AM
not surprised at all,wouldn't mind seeing alex ross do a star wars book,that would look fantastic.
FirstAvenger - 12/20/2012, 6:35 AM
Dickbelt has a heart? Must be the Christmas spirit. Lol
GoILL - 12/20/2012, 6:35 AM
Totally expected this to happen.
HeadPool420 - 12/20/2012, 6:48 AM
Damn! The kid in me that grew up reading Marvel Star Wars comics is excited, but the adult in me that loves Dark Horses Star Wars comics is sad.

Please no Star Wars crossovers with super hero comics.
Robert - 12/20/2012, 6:48 AM
This action was a given. When you (Disney) own the largest comic book company (Marvel), it's only natural to give the Star Wars franchise to them.
LEEE777 - 12/20/2012, 6:49 AM
Well...

We ALL knew that was gonna happen!!! Cool

Hey watch out for that BOBA FETT VS WOLVERINE

&

DARTH VADER VS DEADPOOL specials etc! :P
Simonsonrules - 12/20/2012, 6:52 AM
@Dicky,

Don't feel bad for Dark Horse. Disney will buy them, too, soon enough. By the time were dead they'll have gobbled up Warner Brothers, D.C., and all other major entertainment properties.
FirstAvenger - 12/20/2012, 7:19 AM
^ that's cool! But they should stay separated.
JYCowboy - 12/20/2012, 7:35 AM
What hope420 said


"Damn! The kid in me that grew up reading Marvel Star Wars comics is excited, but the adult in me that loves Dark Horses Star Wars comics is sad.

Please no Star Wars crossovers with super hero comics."
devil - 12/20/2012, 7:38 AM
who disneys buying next my top 10

1 wwe

2 dc comics

3 ea games

4 mgm

5 dreamworks
HRDWYR - 12/20/2012, 7:43 AM
Disney owns Marvel and Stars Wars already, so...the big deal?
Wingding - 12/20/2012, 7:47 AM
SON OF A BATCH!! Man, I really loved the comics DH was putting out. Anyone reading agent of the empire? Great series. So what will happen to the series' that they're doing now? Will they be cancelled without being finished? I'll be pissed if that happens. Very pissed.
Jerec350 - 12/20/2012, 8:02 AM
It didn't take a rocket scientist to know this would happen when when they made the announcement.
ComicBookGoth - 12/20/2012, 8:03 AM
bummer
Durranto - 12/20/2012, 8:12 AM
Star Wars/Guardians Of The Galaxy crossover?
TheDARKestKNIGHT - 12/20/2012, 8:30 AM
HELL NO!!!! To a Marvel Comics/Star Wars crossover!
didich - 12/20/2012, 8:44 AM
Personally I wouldn't mind an 'elseworlds-like' scenario between Darth Vader in Doctor Doom. But only if continuites don't intersect.
Stumblin - 12/20/2012, 8:45 AM
@Nomis, I concur! That's a pretty awesome idea Durranto. Hell even Silver Surfer or Nova.
Asterisk - 12/20/2012, 9:20 AM
I actually WANT to see a crossover. I've been dreaming of a Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Star Wars scenario for years.
Stumblin - 12/20/2012, 10:38 AM
Holy crap Nomis...Yes. That would be awesome. Or Galactus tries to eat a Deathstar and realizes it's not an actual planet and instead get indigestion.
DukeAcureds - 12/20/2012, 10:41 AM
Star Wars returns to Marvel. Dark Horse goes bust.
Orangelight - 12/20/2012, 11:30 AM
Duh.
Shamo - 12/20/2012, 11:36 AM
don't really care for Star Wars. always seemed pretty lame to me but maybe a little Marvel magic will change that.

with that said, Star Wars takes place in the future right? so it's kind of impossible to workin them into the actual MU i'd assume.
DukeAcureds - 12/20/2012, 12:21 PM
Nomis@ The Force is eternal. No reason the Guardians of the Galaxy can't run across a Jedi or two, on their travels.
DioFoRio - 12/20/2012, 12:36 PM
I hope they bring over the creative folks from DH. Jan Durisima and the lot. It would be a shame if they didn't
DTor91 - 12/20/2012, 1:59 PM
This was bound to happen. However, I wonder how the industry will be affected by this. This is surely a huge hit for Dark Horse.

@Dionysios
Agreed. Jan actually teaches at my school now.
Shamo - 12/20/2012, 2:11 PM
ohhh, so their not actually from earth? i see. it could easily take place in the MU then. i personally think that would be pretty cool.

Darth Vader vs. GotG
DrDoom - 12/20/2012, 7:39 PM
Star Wars is easily Dark Horse's main franchise, so this will be a huge blow to them.
mgeoff88 - 12/20/2012, 10:30 PM
I guess this isn't too much of a surprise. Just keep Joe Quesada away from Star Wars.

I wonder if this means Marvel will starting doing new Indiana Jones comics as well?
Darkie - 12/21/2012, 6:01 AM
While it makes a certain fiscal sence.... WTF!... At our art school, we had the top Editor in the building and she named Star Wars as one of their #1 titles just before the Disney buyoout. I want to use the term Hitler, but i have too much respect for the ORIGINAL man to slam his company that bad.... but the moneygrubbers in charge now are probably what the Mayans where predicting for today.

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