As a lifelong Star Wars fan I have mixed emotions about this one. My introduction to Star Wars came from the comics, number 4 specifically (see picture). I read the comics religiously all the way to the last Marvel issue and by that time, the quality had really fallen off and became a serious obligation buy. But in 1991, after an 8 year print absence, Star Wars returned to comics in a grand way with Dark Horse and the incredible series 'Dark Empire'. Since that book Dark Horse has put out some amazing books and (in my opinion) revitalized the almost forgotten Star Wars franchise.
As Dark Horse is set to launch the new 'Star Wars' title, it becomes bittersweet. I've really been looking for a return to the classic trilogy in that time period between 'A New Hope' and 'The Empire Strikes Back' and thanks to Brian Wood, Carlos D’Anda and Alex Ross...we were going to get it.
My fear? I'm afraid Marvel won't put the care and quality into their line like Dark Horse has done. I know Marvel knows quality but at DH, 'Star Wars' is their biggest title and over the years, they have made all the titles worth reading.
Will Marvel bring in John Ostrander and Jan Duursema? Hope so!
Will Marvel make a comic based on the 'Battle Of Hoth'? I can only pray!!!
Will they bring back Jaxxon the green bounty hunting rabbit? If they do...I'm back in!