Seven years after its last major Star Wars venture, Dark Horse is returning to a galaxy far, far away. The company has just announced that it will team up with Lucasfilm Publishing on a new line of Star Wars comics and graphic novels starting in the spring of 2022.
Although no specific titles were revealed, the announcement says we can expect new stories from every noteworthy Star Wars era. That means everything from the recently-launched High Republic initiative to the First Order’s rise is fair game. Dark Horse also confirmed that these stories are geared toward an all-ages audience.
Dark Horse was the primary home of Star Wars comics from 1991 until 2014. In that time, the publisher released a number of memorable stories set in the Expanded Universe. Some of these highlights included Dark Empire and Tales of the Jedi. Following Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, Marvel reclaimed the Star Wars license in 2015. More recently, IDW had the license for all-ages Star Wars comics before Dark Horse’s new deal was signed. Additionally, Marvel will retain the rights for Star Wars comics geared towards older readers.
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“Dark Horse has a rich history publishing Star Wars comics and graphic novels,” said Dark Horse founder and CEO Mike Richardson. “Star Wars is near and dear to all of our hearts and I’ve been a fan since I saw the original film nineteen times during its original release. I am thrilled that Dark Horse will once again bring new stories to life from this incredible galaxy. And I’m not exaggerating when I say we can’t wait to bring these new adventures to fans of every age.”
“All of us at Lucasfilm Publishing are thrilled to be working with Mike Richardson and everyone at Dark Horse on comics and original graphic novels set in a galaxy far, far away,” added Michael Siglain, creative director at Lucasfilm Publishing. “There are unlimited storytelling possibilities for all ages comics. And we look forward to collaborating with Dark Horse—and with the best writers and artist in the industry—to bring those stories to readers and fans all over the world.”
What kinds of Star Wars comics are you hoping to see from Dark Horse next year? Let us know in the comment section below!
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