Marvel initially had a run at Star Wars comics back when the original trilogy was released, but Dark Horse has been the publisher of the franchise since 1991, which included the launching of Dark Empire saga set after the events of Return of The Jedi. In a press statement released by Carol Roeder, director of Lucasfilm franchise publishing, she expressed gratitude for the 20-plus years Star Wars was handled and cared for by Dark Horse as well as her excitement for the franchise's re-debut into the Marvel Universe.
"Dark Horse Comics published exceptional Star Wars comics for over 20 years, and we will always be grateful for their enormous contributions to the mythos, and the terrific partnership that we had. In 2015, the cosmic adventures of Luke, Han, Leia and Chewbacca will make the lightspeed jump back to Marvel, to begin a new age of adventures within the Star Wars universe."Certainly with the December 18th, 2015 release date of the next Star Wars movie, one could put together the idea that this brand moving will tie in with the upcoming trilogy. Stay tuned for more details as we follow this developing story and look forward into the Era of The Geek and 2015!
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