What a sad day. I will wait and see on what Marvel does. I'm not assuming it will be bad. But I don't for a second think anything that came before will continue or matter. It will be a clean slate.
I'm very, very sad Star Wars Legacy will be over.
Just give it time, I am sure all the Jaxxon fans will rush in and proclaim this as the beginning of a bright new future for Star Wars comics.It's really a *****slap to the face of Dark Horse after 23+ years publishing. 24 if you count the Indiana Jones & The Fate Of Atlantis mini with Lucasfilm the year before Dark Empire #1 came out. It really is the worst news to come out of comic land.
Look at the reactions in the past few hours already from fans. I don't see one positive reaction yet.
Much of the "gonzo" stuff ran because there was something of a hands-off period for Luke immediately after the ANH adaptation. The Drexel arc was quite good. The run between TESB and ROTJ was magnificent in both art and story.Ugh. This is just wretched news. Just posted this on Dark Horse's blog:
This is horrible, horrible news. Marvel NEVER "got" Star Wars. I could forgive their gonzo post-ANH material because no one really had a lock on what Star Wars was at that point, but even after Empire deepened the saga, Marvel's stories stayed silly and juvenile right up through the end of their run. I can't say everything you guys put out was A+ material, but it was ALL 100% Star Wars. I'm gutted. Anyway, spilt milk. Thanks for all the great memories, Mike et al.
it is true that DH arent perfect but as i said ive always enjoyed the one continuinty thing is i fear is now dead and buried ( havig been stabbed by the clone wars tv).I look at it as stories are stories. If they're good, great. If not I have lots of good stories to read. DH has had some stinkers too. You can't compare the Marvel 70s stories to today's. The whole tone of the industry has changed. It will be okay. The question now is do I set up a subscription through tfaw.com for every new Star Wars title?
Well said! There's too much reverence online towards the old Marvel comics because of nostalgia.The Marvel run was, in a word--awful. The only good comics were the Ep 5 and Ep6 adaptations and the art from ESB to ROTJ. From right out the gate, the title was a mess. The ANH adaptation was so awful that DH felt compelled to redo it. Nobody writing the series had any feel for the franchise, and most of the ANH era art was terrible. (I'm a fan of Carmine Infantino, but he didn't try to make the tech look anything like the movie. Lazy slop.) After ROTJ was released the series devolved into something so off the mark, so dreadful in its approach, that I quit buying the series (I picked them up later, after it was cancelled; and yes, they were progressively worse to the end). It was a tragedy that the last two years had the words "Star Wars" on the cover.
Dark Horse showed from the outset that they understood what fans wanted. I've enjoyed all the OT era stuff they produced. This is a sad day for Star Wars comics.