COMICS: Marvel Announces First STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION Coming April 2015

Marvel will be releasing their own line of in-canon Star Wars comics next year, but also on the way are a reprints of the Dark Horse Star Wars "Legends" stories in the Epic Collection format. Despite no longer being considered canon, they make for a great read, and the first batch pick up after Episode III...

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By Josh Wilding - 8/27/2014
Marvel is excited to announce the release of an oversized dose of a galaxy far, far, away – Star Wars comics are coming to Marvel’s prestigious Epic Collection format - STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: THE EMPIRE VOL. 1 TPB.
 
Let the dark times begin! Marvel welcomes Star Wars to the Epic Collection program, with this first volume of a series focusing on the years that follow Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith! After the end of the Clone Wars, the Republic has fallen and Palpatine exerts his ruthless grip on his new Galactic Empire. Now, the few Jedi that remain must decide whether to hold true to their faith, or abandon it completely in the face of a brutal purge — one carried out by the new Dark Lord of the Sith. Rise, Darth Vader!
 
“We’re thrilled to be bringing our innovative Epic Collections to a galaxy far, far away,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “We’ll be bouncing around to different periods of Star Wars history with each Epic Collection, constructing one huge tapestry, collecting full unbroken runs of all the greatest Star Wars comics from the past 35 years.”
 
STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: THE EMPIRE VOL. 1 TPB. will offer a new way for fans to collect and read iconic Star Wars stories across the past 35 years of published titles. These oversized, self-contained color collections will bring the adventures of the Rebellion, the Galactic Empire and more to the masses with exciting new Epic Collections.




STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: THE EMPIRE VOL. 1
WRITTEN BY JOHN OSTRANDER, RANDY STRADLEY, HADEN BLACKMAN & ALEXANDER FREED
ART BY LUKE ROSS, DOUGLAS CASTIELLO, ANDREA CHELLA & RICK LEONARDI

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MrCBM56 - 8/27/2014, 4:15 PM
Sure hope it's epic.
Inhuman - 8/27/2014, 4:18 PM
Im sorry but if its not canon, not interested
staypuffed - 8/27/2014, 4:18 PM
I thought it was the movies at first!
InfiniteMonkey - 8/27/2014, 4:20 PM
It won't be "epic". That bloody word is so overused.

Might as well be "good". The word doesn't really mean anything anymore.
Marqy47 - 8/27/2014, 4:23 PM
Between Disney, Marvel and the Star Wars brand ... fitting title.
marvel72 - 8/27/2014, 4:31 PM
more interested in the star wars omnibus that's coming in a few months.
Kurban - 8/27/2014, 4:36 PM
Sorry, Disney. I consider everything that doesn't directly contradict the new stuff as canon. None of the Empire comics seems like they'll contradict anything seeing as how they take place after Episode III, so suck it.
GuardianAngel - 8/27/2014, 5:10 PM
"Epic" means grand or having a large scale.
TheDpool - 8/27/2014, 5:37 PM
So this is just a reprinting and recollection of old issues right? If so I have most of these in trade back anyway the fact that I still want to buy this shows I'm slightly unstable
HeadPool420 - 8/27/2014, 6:02 PM
So Marvels reprinting Dark Horses stuff? Seems like a lazy quick buck. I'll still buy it though. Damn it.
Meady - 8/27/2014, 7:24 PM
Money grab
Tempo - 8/28/2014, 4:49 AM
All future Disney/Marvel release are not canon,after the sell of the rights Star Wars is dead.
Hetzer - 8/28/2014, 6:01 AM
@Tempo
Actually after sell SW is resurrected. I hope Disney will cancel not only EU, but also terrible, terrible ep. I-III. Quality over quantity :)
HachibiTheMC - 8/28/2014, 10:21 AM
pass
Tempo - 8/29/2014, 2:37 AM
@Hetzer:Easy to talk if you are not a SW fan,I hope someone will destroy a franchise that you are interested
Hetzer - 8/29/2014, 7:11 AM
@Tempo

dear Tempo, my primary love (i guess it was love) has beed killed by George Lucas. and I do not talk about Indiana Jones. right now i see SW as a zombie...

and believe me, i know your feelings. peace :)

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